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ROTTERDAM’S MOST SUSTAINABLE BREWERY
A bold new craft beer brewery concept
We dropped anchor in the Rotterdam Makers District and created a new and distinctive brewing concept that is unparalleled; the Stadshaven Brouwerij! Experience the unique combination of a state-of-the-art brewery and a waterfront gastropub with beers inspired by the vitamin-rich history of our location.
The Stadshaven Brouwerij is an initiative of director Harm van Deuren, who gathered a committed group of beer lovers and experts around him for this project. In February 2021, our dream finally came true; the Stadshaven Brouwerij started brewing and in July 2021 we welcomed the first guests in our waterfront gastropub.
In our 100-year-old, fully restored fruit warehouse of over 5,000 m2, we brew 2 million litres of craft beer annually, making us the second largest independent craft beer brewery in the Netherlands!
Our location is also known as the incubator, testing ground and leading example of the circular economy of the future! Since innovation also flows through our veins and brew kettles and sustainability is an essential element in our operations, our (brewing) processes and in our menu, it is not a coincidence that we are located here.
As a brewery, we want to be at the forefront of sustainability. Therefore, we use only state-of-the-art techniques that waste as little water and energy as possible. This makes us the most sustainable brewery of Rotterdam! Want to know more about our circular brewing process? Click here.
Our brewery brews batches of 4,000 litres and has 19 fermentation tanks with a total storage capacity of almost 200,000 litres! Next to that we also have our own keg, can and bottle filling line. The latter one fills as many as 6,500 bottles per hour!
HISTORY OF STADSHAVEN BROUWERIJ AND MERWE-VIERHAVENS
You can find us in Rotterdam's Merwe-Vierhavengebied (M4H); an old port site of around 100 hectares on the north side of the river Maas.
Following the success of the Vierhavens (Keile-, Lek-, IJssel- and Koushaven), the construction of Merwehaven began in 1923 and was subsequently completed in 1930.
The Merwe-Vierhaven area (M4H) was originally a general cargo port. These ports were equipped with enough frame space to put down general cargo in crates, bales, barrels and bags. Our premises initially served as storage for general cargo
1970 Rotterdam Fruit Wharf
In 1970, one of Rotterdam's largest fruit importers, Velleman & Tas, took over the premises. This developed the area into the largest fruit port in Europe and created the Rotterdam Fruit Port ( RFP); the most vitamin-rich area of the Netherlands. The building grew into a fruit warehouse for citrus fruits; a history we are proud of and which is reflected everywhere.
2021: Makers' Innovation District
With the advance of fruit transport in reefer containers and the construction of the Second Maasvlakte, transhipment activity gradually disappeared from the Merwe-Vierhaven area. Together with the Rotterdamse Droogdok Maatschappij (RDM), the area now forms the Rotterdam Makers District; the hotspot for the innovative manufacturing industry.
TOUR OF THE BREWERY?
Book a Stadshaven Brouwerij Tour and immerse yourself in the world of fearless brewing. Take a look behind the scenes and get to know our brewing process, discover our special ingrediënts, our beers, the rich history of the location and the sustainable future.
Experience Rotterdam Fruithaven up close and become part of the development of Merwe-Vierhavensgebied, a new city district in the making!