How we started
The “Struise” concept is based on creativity, innovation, quality, sustainablility and friendship. We started our journey into the beerworld anno 2001. It all started at De Noordhoek, an ostrich farm amidst the fields of Lo-Reninge. Our very first beer saw the light of day there. Struise Witte became an old-style wheat beer. “Struise” is taken from Flemish slang for ostrich. Our coat of arms therefore portrays a proud ostrich surrounded by a knight’s helmet, shield and feathers.
In 2003 we decided to go commercial with our latest creation, a Belgian Dark Strong Ale called Pannepot. At that time we didn’t have our own installation yet , so we continued to live as gipsy brewers. We started at the Coulier Brewery and later at the nearby Deca Brewery in Woesten. We moved to a charming old school in Oostvleteren in 2009, where we have been brewing our beers independently since 2012. At the top of our Struise team stands Urbain Coutteau as brewer and head of operations. Dion Vandeweghe reinforces the team as brewer and barrel room curator and Tom Coutteau as brewing assistant.
BREWER AT STRUISE
Brewing at Struise