I invite you to follow our journey, Proost!
With these words, Frederik, the boss and brain behind the Dutch brewery Lowlander, welcomes his guests and invites them to accompany him on his culinary journey through the botany of Holland and around the world.
In the footsteps of the East India Company
While working in a British distillery, Frederik discovered working with herbs, flowers and other plants. In magical processes, the tasty essence was removed from them during distillation and processed into new, alcoholic creations. Frederik fell head over heels in love with these processes and the wonderful aromas of the English flora. As a true Dutchman, beer flows through Frederik's veins, so the idea of converting his newly acquired botanical knowledge into beer was not far off. Frederik thus followed in big footsteps: In the 17th century the Netherlands was one of the most important export and colonial powers in the world. Dutch explorers brought back countless spices, herbs and other treasures from their long sea voyages, which of course ended up in the beer kettles. Frederik, inspired by the creativity and innovation of his ancestors, quickly founded his own beer label and started brewing exciting beers.
The full power of plants
Lowlanders beer is a fervent homage to Holland's golden age of sailors and explorers. Beer is brewed here with great attention to detail and a passion for the good barley juice, which should break the horizon of every beer drinker and make you want more. With exotic ingredients such as yuzu or kaffir lime leaves, the brewers create extraordinary worlds of flavors and complex aromas. Always with your own roots in mind, Dutch classics such as black Darjeeling tea or liquorice also find their way into the kettle. Like an alchemist, Frederik designs intricate tinctures and turns a handful of random ingredients into a beery masterpiece.
In times of raw food, veganism and a ketogenic diet, brewing with botanical ingredients is clearly the trend. Hops and malt have always been an integral part of the brewing process and are decisive for the taste. Frederik therefore simply goes a few steps further with his botanical beers and perfects the tradition.
In any case, we are enthusiastic about the imaginative, delicious creations of Lowlanders and are happy to accompany the brewery on their journey to further culinary discoveries in the realm of plants!