THE TASTE
OF TRADITION

dutch brewing heritage since 1538

In the Middle Ages, Breda was an important hub for Dutch brewing. Breda Beer began at the ‘3 Hoefijzers’ (3 Horseshoes) brewery, founded in 1538 and run by the Smits van Waesberghe family for six generations. Today, using the original recipe and proudly bearing the three horseshoes insignia, Breda Beer is enjoyed for its craftsmanship and heritage across the world.

BREDA BEER

PREMIUM IMPORT LAGER

%

Alcohol

Served at

Aroma

Sweet malt & honey flavours

Taste
Crisp, malty and smooth
Body
Refreshing with a slightly bitter aftertaste
Appearance
Golden coloured with a firm foam head

Packaging

Can 330 ml and can 500 ml

Food pairing
Spring rolls, chicken wings, spicy meatballs and chili dishes
Winner of international awards and supplier to the dutch royal court, breda beer is world renowned

BREDA BORN AND BRED

The city of Breda was an important hub for Dutch beer in the Middle Ages and Breda Beer can trace its roots there back to 1538. The original brewery where it was made became known as the ‘3 Hoefijzers’ (3 horseshoes) because it was located next to a blacksmiths.

A FAMILY TRADITION

In 1807, it was bought by the brewing family Smits van Waesberghe. Over six generations, they oversaw its growth, introducing steam brewing for large scale bottom fermentation in 1871 before establishing a large, state-of-the-art, German-style brewery complex with its own malting facility in 1880.

INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

It was appointed supplier to the Dutch royal household and won many international awards including a gold medal at the 1888 World Exhibition in Brussels. Thanks to new export markets, production increased massively. The name ‘Breda Beer’ was officially adopted in 1960 as a tribute to its home city.

A PROUD HERITAGE

Nowadays Breda Beer is enjoyed in more than 20 countries around the world. Branded with the three horseshoes insignia alongside Franz Smits van Waesberghe’s signature, it still uses the original recipe based on the finest ingredients, excellent craftsmanship and Breda’s timeless passion for great beer.

Six generations of the Smits van Waesberghe brewing family built a brand with an enduring legacy

PURE CRAFTSMANSHIP

MALTING

Everything begins with high quality barley. In a process called malting, we warm it up and add moisture which encourages the grains to sprout. This germination process is halted in a drying kiln where the malted barley is heated to around 80°C. Now it’s ready for the next step.

brewing

We grind up the malted barley and mix it with water to form ‘wort’. When heated, this converts the starch into sugars. The sprouting from the first stage helps release more starch. Now hops are added for flavour before the liquid is filtered, cooled and oxygenated.

fermentation

Next, we pump the cooled wort into stainless steel fermentation tanks and add yeast. Fermentation takes about a week as the yeast converts the malt sugars into alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). Once fermentation is finished, we have what’s known as ‘green’ beer.

filtration

The final step is to filter the beer, removing any remaining yeast or sediment. The beer now takes on its familiar bright and clear hue. We store the filtered beer in pressurised tanks before it is bottled ready for shipping to Breda Beer fans all around the world.

MALTING

Everything begins with high quality barley. In a process called malting, we warm it up and add moisture which encourages the grains to sprout. This germination process is halted in a drying kiln where the malted barley is heated to around 80°C. Now it’s ready for the next step.

brewing

We grind up the malted barley and mix it with water to form ‘wort’. When heated, this converts the starch into sugars. The sprouting from the first stage helps release more starch. Now hops are added for flavour before the liquid is filtered, cooled and oxygenated.

fermentation

Next, we pump the cooled wort into stainless steel fermentation tanks and add yeast. Fermentation takes about a week as the yeast converts the malt sugars into alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). Once fermentation is finished, we have what’s known as ‘green’ beer.

filtration

The final step is to filter the beer, removing any remaining yeast or sediment. The beer now takes on its familiar bright and clear hue. We store the filtered beer in pressurised tanks before it is bottled ready for shipping to Breda Beer fans all around the world.

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BREDA BEER

THE TASTE OF TRADITION