Squat and bathhouse
Kasper started brewing from a squat in De Pijp, but when the hobby got out of hand he needed a larger location. His house served as storage space, fermentation room and bearing room. He slept with his wife between the bales of malt and hops. Time for another location. He found an empty bathhouse on the Funenkade, perhaps a crazy choice but very well thought out.
Bath houses are ultimately equipped with water pipes and drainage systems that are also necessary for brewing (a lot of) beer. His eye were immediately drawn to the bathhouse on the Funenkade, it attracted attention with its distinctive turrets and the mill, the Gooyer, next to it.
After twenty years of brewing, Kasper decided to stop. The new owners Bart Obertop and Patrick Hendrikse are still focusing on the same thing that Kasper was doing, introducing new beer styles. Think of the new IPA and their various pale ales.
The second location
The demand for IJbier continued to increase, so that the brewery at the Funenkade could no longer keep up. So the new owners decided to open a second location in 2013. About 700 meters further they now fill the bottles. But the tasting room can still be found at the mill on the Funenkade.