Growing the Swaen

“Every malt has a story and
local is one of the stories we like to tell”

Mouterij The Swaen
Since 2001 our malt house in Kloosterzande partnered with local top growers in Zeelandic Flanders. The aim of this cooperation is the improvement of barley crop and creating an optimal chain structure. From this collaboration evolved ’Growing The Swaen’, that focuses on sustainable agriculture.

Our partners

High and consistent quality raw materials will provide the best beer. Currently 30 to 40 farmers are growing for The Swaen on 200 to 300 hectare per year with an average yield of 8 ton per hectare.

Benefits of the cooperation

The partnership enables us to trace the quality in every production stage, and to store all barley separately: per variety, per region, per supplier. This guarantees the constant availability of high quality malting barley.

Mouterij The Swaen
Mouterij The Swaen - Quinten Buijsse Fotograaf - Photographer
Mouterij The Swaen

Our farming activity

Growing The Swaen