Sisters are doing it for themselves!
That´s enough about the office, back to the beer. Sisters Do and Tessel, both natives of Amsterdam, have been brewing beer since 2013. They began by brewing batches of 20 litres and pouring the beer into flip-cap bottles, which they served at parties or gave to friends as gifts. Some of the bottles found their way to two bar owners. They were impressed by the beer and so, all of a sudden, what was once a hobby was now a much more serious endeavour. In 2016, Do and Tessel decided to quit their jobs and dive head first into Gebrouwen door Vrouwen.
Do and Tessel like to use lots of herbs, malt and wheat in their brews. All their experiments are done at home, after which they send their recipes to be brewed on a larger scale at a well-known craft brewery in the south of the Netherlands. Someday they will have their own brewery, you can be sure of that.
Bloesem Blond contains lots of elderflower, which is a very bitter plant.
Tessel and Do consider Bloesem Blond to be their most unique beer because it packs the most punch. “There’s lots of elderflower in the beer. During the brewing process we have retained as much sugar in the beer as possible, making it a sweet beer. The dried elderflower that we add at the end of the boiling process gives the beer its bitterness. Elderflower is actually a very bitter plant but most people don’t realise this because it’s always used in sweet cordials.”