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Barley Dutch Pale Ale

Barley – Dutch Pale Ale

The Netherlands is a country “low by the sea” and has during centuries fought against, trade partner and enemy: the sea. Many inundations with salty water have flogged the country. As a result of that the Dutch have always been looking for possibilities to win land from the sea and protect people and agriculture. The […]

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Irish Stout

Irish Stout

The expression Stout was first mentioned in the late 1600’s as synonym of strong beers, having fuller body and strength. “Stout Ales” as well as “Stout Porters” existed back then. Later the name Stout has got closer to dark Porters, and in the 18th century it was widely used referring to the stronger version of […]

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Dutch Pale Ale

The difference between Ale and Dutch Pale Ale

We often get the question what the difference between Swaen© Ale and the new Swaen© Dutch Pale Ale is. The quick answer would be the origin, but there is more to it than that. First, let us take a look at the similarities. Both are used to correct bleached malt, to produce a full golden […]

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THE SWAEN B2B PLATFORM BECOMES BIRDYS

YESSSSS! Finally we can share with you that soon our B2B platform will be completely renewed under the name Birdys. After a lot of research and testing, we were able to develop a platform to make it super easy and convenient for you as a customer to order your brewing supplies. What will change for […]

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Spicing Beer

The use of ingredients to enhance taste in beer is as old as its history. In general it is believed that the first beer was made or “discovered” by the Sumerians in Mesopotamia some 6000 years ago. It was also the time nomads started to create agricultural communities producing e.g. bread from the growing and […]

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Different porter styles

Porters has been created as an answer to the lighter pale ales. It became very popular among porters who worked at docks and streets of England and quickly turned into the beer of the working men in the 18th century. In the 1800’s the invention of the roaster opened wide opportunities for brewers to increase […]

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