YES! They did it! Kaapse Brouwers brought back brewing beer where it belongs: on the quay of one of the city harbours, ready to be shipped all over the country. But you’d actually better go there yourself and get a fresh draft.
As part of the Fenix Food Factory (check the Fenix Food Factory article) this brewery proves to be a great success. I know, micro breweries and brewing your own beer have become hot again and in a way Kaapse Brouwers fits in this movement, but… the style of beers they brew, mainly IPA’s and stouts, have their very own character and also a typical Rotterdam style (no-nonsense taste). In the taste of the beers you can recognize the beer knowledge and craftsmanship of the owners who also run a couple of other beer cafés in the city (Belgisch Biercafé Boudewijn and Proeflokaal Reijngoud).
The different beers listen to names like Kaapse Karel, Koos or Karrie. My personal favorites are Karel, a nice bitter IPA and Gozer, a firm stout. The venue is a wooden structure built in the Fenix warehouse. Inside there is a nice cozy buzz and the woodstove perfectly fits in this picture. Next to the bar there is a shop where you can buy all kinds of bottled beers amongst other things.
Kaapse Brouwers doesn’t have its own terrace but you can take your beer outside and sit down on one of the many benches along the quay and enjoy your beer and the view!