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The Flying Dutchman

The current generation of craft brewers was still in their nappies when Ronald de Waal was already making great brews.

Ronald started working as a brewer in 1990, at brewery De Raaf. Few years later he lefts the Netherlands for Finland. A woman, you know… He stayed in the beer business in various roles, and after a short break, he returned in 2015 to start The Flying Dutchman Nomad Brewing Company, to brew his own recipes at de Proefbrouwerij and Brouwerij Anders. He brews out of love for beer, and only works with the best and most passionate people. That’s why his beers are exceptional – full of character and flavour.

This was also noticed by the members of the jury of World Beer Awards, because in 2016 his ‘Tree Hugging Wood Chopping Mother Nature Loving IPA’ won Best IPA of Belgium, and the Best Stout of Belgium is ‘More Complicated Than Your Girlfriend’. Moreover, that beer also won Best Design of Belgium. Also in the category Design, ‘Flower Power Hippy dippy All Things Pretty American Amber’ received a gold medal.

Gobsmack is the exclusive distributor of The Flying Dutchman in Belgium. All beers are available in 33cl bottles or 30l keykegs.