At Princen we brew lager, a light and clear beer with 5% alcohol, a golden yellow colour and a heavy white foam layer. The taste is slightly bitter, just as it should be. Lager is made from barley malt (i.e. barley that is first germinated and then dried, also known as malts), hops, water and yeast. Lager is a “lower” beer, which means that the beer is fermented at low temperatures, between 12 and 17 degrees Celsius. After fermentation, the beer is aged for 2 to 3 weeks at approximately zero degrees, whereby the yeast sinks to the bottom of the tub. The beer is matured in a cold room for about 4 weeks. This way of brewing allows the malt to dry in a controlled way, so that it retains a light colour. As a result, lager has a light to golden yellow colour. Moreover, this is how lager becomes truly mature and stable in quality, in contrast to all other types of beer that actually shouldn’t be called lager.


Our brewery is equipped with innovative membrane filters that are unique in the Dutch brewery world. This method of filtration preserves the pure and unique taste. Heat recovery reduces energy consumption. Our target is to extract 75% of our total energy consumption from the sun and wind within 3 years.

Princen beer goes for top quality and is brewed exclusively from natural and high quality raw materials, namely water, malt, hops and yeast. The quantities and origin of the raw materials ultimately determine – in the capable hands of our 3 brewers – the taste, the colour, the aroma and the “behaviour” of the beer in the glass. Additions are not done in our world: no chemicals to chemically extend the shelf life and also no sugar, herbs or spices.