Van Houten Brewing Company specializes in traditional beers made with whole ingredients. Our malt-forward beers pair well with the bounty of local California foods.
There is a word in Dutch that is tough to translate, but it's at the center of our brewing philosophy. Gezellig - roughly pronounced "He-SELL-ick." Gezellig is a Dutch word, perhaps best translated as a coziness incorporating all the senses: the invitation of a comfortable place, the togetherness of being with good friends PLUS something delicious to eat and drink - enjoyed with slow, conversational ease.
Current Beer Styles in the Rotation
California Common - 6% ABV
British Bitter - 4.5% ABV
Dutch Poorter - 5.4% ABV
Belgian Abbey-Style - 8.9% ABV
California Red Ale - 4% ABV
Dark English Ale - 6% ABV
Belgian Wit – 4% ABV
* please keep in mind our beers are not yet available for sale.