After the succes of last year's edition we are proud to announce that we will be organizing a second edition of the Gouden Loper Festival! Right now we are very busy with contacting brewers and getting the correct permits. We, Guido, Dennis, Koen and Wiger, will keep you updated for further progress and announcements so keep an eye out for this page!
And don't forget to save the date, May 24th 2019!
Brouwerij Het Veem started in 2015 and is based in Vershal het Veem at Strijp S in Eindhoven. In this hall, the brewery is surrounded by other artisanal food and beverage cafes. At Brouwerij het Veem they not only brew and sell beer, but they give you a total beer experience.
What makes Brouwerij Het Veem really unique is that their brewery is in the tasting room. So the beer is being brewed "live" while enjoying your beer. Of course it is possible to watch their brewer at the moments of brewing and ask questions about the beautiful process called brewing beer.
This year OLDSKOOL will be at Het Gouden Loper Festival again! They thought it was a great party last year so they certainly don't want to miss that this year! So for this year Dennis Kort, the youngest beer sommelier of the Netherlands, will be at the festival with some awesome Reinheitsgebot beers (without chili peppers this time).
OLDSKOOL likes to brew beers in a NEW format. A focus on old beer types with pure love for the classic and modern hops. A great combination for balanced beers which are supposed to be enjoyed slowly. The main goal of OLDSKOOL is to educate beer lovers, breweries, pub owners and liquor shop owners with the message that it is possible to brew great quality beer with the right people and the right ingredients.
OLDSKOOL is and will stay a rental brewery. They are in a constant search for the best professional Dutch brewers. Their (Dutch) motto is “Speciaal bier is goed, maar specialer bier is beter.” Which can be roughly translated into something like: “Specialty beers are good, but craft beers are better.”
Four beer lovers came together once to brew a beer. such a simple thing can start something bigger. During brewing wild plans were made, there were even some good ideas and a spark of ambition started to emerge.
This has led to the establishment of HappyFace Beers aiming to brew beer in the spirit of the classic styles. Do not expect frenzied four times barrel aged sour beers with rum finish from us, but you can count on a crisp Tripel, a warming Dubbel Abbey style, a Bock for autumn evenings, an IPA for a sunny terrace and a Stout because sometimes you need something else then coffee.
De Bebaarde Brouwer
De Bebaarde Brouwer is a side project by Etienne Vermeulen, main brewer at De Kaapse Brouwers in Rotterdam. Under this name Etienne has been releasing beers for five years, which he thinks are worth drinking.
As a practicing beer lover and convinced home brewer, Etienne cannot get enough of this divine liquid, which manifests itself in many colorful variations and special flavors. That is why he started with De Bebaarde Brouwer, to make beers that he can be proud of and that are also delicious to enjoy on a beautiful day!
Big Belly Brewing
Big Belly Brewing was founded by and for real epicureans. They love a little more, greater and above all more extraordinary. The beers of Big Belly Brewing therefore always have something special and / or unique.
All beers are made with premium local "The Swaen" malt. This way Big Belly Brewing gets the full, distinct beers they are so proud of. After this each beer gets its own character and a legendary story that fits the style. This way Big Belly Brewing makes drinking beer even more fun.
Brouwerij De Natte Gijt
The Natte Gijt started by a common interest in beer, they started brewing from a small jar but in May 2011 they won the Dutch Championship for Beer brewing. Because of this championship title they continued with brewing beer and through the years they have grown in to a full-fledged brewery with excellent (and daring) beers. The Natte Gijt started to introduce people to new flavors. They don't shy away from experimenting and are not afraid of eccentric and pronounced flavors, it doesn't matter if you are talking about coffee, smoke or hop you can encounter all of these flavors at the Natte Gijt. At the moment they are very busy with brewing new beers and making collaboration beers. They mostly do what they feel like doing and have fun in the process!
Since 2015, De Bierbrigadier has been campaigning from Bergstraat in Eindhoven. They campaign for more craft beers in your fridge and on menus in cafes and restaurants. You might have walked into the store of Casper and Swen to see what was new or what was happening locally.
Since 2017, De Bierbrigadier also acts as a wholesale. They represent almost all local brewers such as Van Moll, but they are also happy to import some of the best breweries from Europe. At the festival Tim and Swen will have you taste beers from Borg Burgghus from Reykjavik and Stigbergets from Goteburg. The classic Papegaei will also be avalible. And we secretly assume that they will bring some more surprises. So visit them and be surprised by what De Bierbrigadier has to offer.
Bikken uit de Box
After years of cooking for various television productions such as Dance Dance Dance and big shows like De Vrienden van Amstel LIVE, Chantal Suurendonk and Yvonne Prins have decided to use all their experience to set up their own Food Trailer.
With the help of friends, Chantal and Yvonne have transformed an old horse trailer from 1974 into a very original Food Truck, which they have renamed Bikken uit de Box. From this trailer the girls cook the tastiest pasta’s which you can ‘design’ yourself.
Potten met Ballen
Potten met Ballen serves culinary balls with a twist! Croquettes (Bitterballen) with innovative fillings, meatballs with delicious sauces and vegetarian balls.
A selection from the range of balls; Thai green curry croquettes; Indian chicken meatballs and special beer croquettes with meat from game. So perfect with that ice cold beer🍻
FRIET! travels all year round from festival to festival with the Food Truck. FRIET! Is looking forward to serve their products for visitors of Het Gouden Loper festival. FRIET! offers various products including a cone bag of freshly baked golden brown fries and a juicy hamburger.
We expect that you, as guests, will be enjoying the beers even more with FRIET! serving its food. Have you become curious about what FRIET! serves during Het Gouden Loper Festival? Then come and take a look at the food truck on the 24th of May.