Story of Brewery Het Nest
Het Nest is a brewery whose story begins with a beer tasting club named “de Orde van de Zatte Mus” (meaning ‘the order of the drunken sparrow’). The emblem is two sparrows brooding a beer in their nest.
Over time, they have tasted good beers but also bad ones. And it was while tasting these that many said to themselves "I'm sure we could do better". Some of the members trained as brewers, and in 2006 the first beer was brewed.
Following a third place in the Dutch home brewers competition, they decided to open a brewery, there was no doubt that they would be successful. The first beer was dedicated to the beer festival they held every year, the "FestivalTripel".
Subsequently, this beer was renamed "Schuppenboer" (Jack of Spades). The other Het Nest beers also have the names of card figures, as the Turnhout region has always had a great craze for card games.
The great success of the first Het Nest beer forced the brewers to immediately move to a larger location. Initially they brewed at ‘t Hofbrouwerijke in Beersel but the maximum capacity was quickly reached.
They tripled their volume by going to be brewed at Scheldebrouwerij in Meer.
But by dint of moving, the creators of Het Nest beers end up understanding that they will need their own place to be able to develop to the maximum. In 2015, they had their brewery built on the Beyntel site in Turnhout.
Since then, several other recipes have appeared and barrel beer projects are underway.