BREWERY MISSION

Being a farmhouse brewery is more than just having a brewery on a farm, it is a mindset. It comes from growing ingredients on the farm and sourcing from growers in our surrounding area. We believe in practicing sustainability in our business and aim to leave our farm better than we found it. 

We were lucky enough to be able to partner with one of our neighbouring farmers to grow barley organically on our farm. This we get locally malted to use in the production of our beer. All of our beers are now brewed with the majority of barley coming off our own farm.

Why the name?

Inspiration for a brewer can be drawn from far and wide. Our geographical beer muse is the coastal lowland region of northwestern Europe. These days this area is made up of the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the northern part of France.

A defining characteristic of the area is the  Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt river delta. The Rhine originates in Switzerland and travels through Liechtenstein, Austria and Germany, France and the Netherlands. Whereas the Meuse and Scheldt rivers originate in France and pass through Belgium and the Netherlands.

Additional fun fact: Other than Meuse Brewing being the easiest to pronounce, the river Meuse also connects the birthplaces of Mischa and Estelle.

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TEAM

MISCHA GEVEN

FOUNDER & HEAD BREWER

Mischa got his start in professional brewing as co-founder and head brewer at New Limburg Brewing Company. Here he was able to develop a number of award winning Belgian inspired ales and began his early concepts for a farmhouse brewery. Mischa and Estelle’s shared interest in this type of brewery led to the formation of Meuse Brewing Company.

Mischa’s favourite aspect of brewing comes from meticulously crafting a recipe to provide the base for yeasts and bacteria to go to work, not knowing exactly what the end result may be. It truly is a fusion of arts and science. 

ESTELLE VAN KLEEF

FOUNDER, SALES & MARKETING

One of the greatest aspects of working in a brewery is the sense of community that is created around the beer. The interaction with different people, hearing their stories and watching as they become a part of the brewery’s story is the best part for Estelle. With an Msc. in International Management, Estelle takes care of the business relations associated with the brewery from suppliers to licensees. She moved from the Netherlands to Norfolk County in 1999, and has since lived in France, Belgium, and again for a year in the Netherlands for her master’s degree. Bringing a touch of Europe to Norfolk County has always been a dream.

MISCHA GEVEN

FOUNDER & HEAD BREWER

Mischa got his start in professional brewing as co-founder and head brewer at New Limburg Brewing Company. Here he was able to develop a number of award winning Belgian inspired ales and began his early concepts for a farmhouse brewery. Mischa and Estelle’s shared interest in this type of brewery led to the formation of Meuse Brewing Company.

Mischa’s favourite aspect of brewing comes from meticulously crafting a recipe to provide the base for yeasts and bacteria to go to work, not knowing exactly what the end result may be. It truly is a fusion of arts and science. 

ESTELLE VAN KLEEF

FOUNDER, SALES & MARKETING

One of the greatest aspects of working in a brewery is the sense of community that is created around the beer. The interaction with different people, hearing their stories and watching as they become a part of the brewery’s story is the best part for Estelle. With an Msc. in International Management, Estelle takes care of the business relations associated with the brewery from suppliers to licensees. She moved from the Netherlands to Norfolk County in 1999, and has since lived in France, Belgium, and again for a year in the Netherlands for her master’s degree. Bringing a touch of Europe to Norfolk County has always been a dream.

#WhatsYourMeuse

Everyone needs to get away sometimes; to take a break, to clear your mind, to relax. How you enjoy our beer is up to you, whether it is with friends or during quiet evenings in, after a long day at work or during a social weekend day, outside on the patio or inside by the tv, with dinner or with game time snacks.  Let us know how you enjoy your Meuse brew with the #WhatsYourMeuse on social media.