KEK! Is based next to the Amstel river. Deeply rooted alongside the winding river where during the summer terraces a filled with hard working people enjoying their spare time on a warm and sunny day and where people get together on a cold winter day, enjoying the company as well as a well deserved beer in a warm and cozy place.
Moments which for KEK! call for more than ‘just a beer’. Beer is much more than just a simple combination of water, malts, hops and yeast. The beauty of a craft product is seldom as tangible and easy to taste as in a well balanced craft beer.
In het diepste geheim is gewerkt aan de ontwikkeling van een ambachtelijk speciaalbier van Ouderkerkse bodem met de naam KEK! Blond van kleur, een klein beetje troebel en volle witte schuimkraag! Het perfecte bier voor op een mooie zonnige dag! ONTDEK KEK!
KEK! Is an ode to grandpa, Kek van Wieringen. A self-made man with a farmers family- background who lived the biggest part of his live next to his beloved Amstel River. Where he loved to swim some laps in summertime and where he lay out long distance ice- skating trips as chairman of the local speed skating-club in wintertime. A man who recognized beauty in apparently simple things and who could appreciate the pomp and splendor of a craft product. Cheers, to KEK!
The first KEK! was brewed in the back part of the traditional Dutch houses at the Amsteldijk in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel. In the same room where back in the days the ping-pong table was standing and the whole family was chasing each other during a spectacular game we call: ‘Around-the-Table’. Home grown bunches of onions were drying just above our heads and were just one of the many obstacles in the chockfull space. We spent more time finding the small ball then we were actually playing, but that didn’t matter. We enjoyed these times at our grandparents, like we still do. The exact same space is now transformed into a micro-brewery where new recipes of this local beer are being developed and there is still always something cooking.
‘How great it will be to brew our own beer!’
It started as a boys dream. Full passion and enthusiasm, with some ups and some downs, KEK! Started an adventure in which the age- old art of brewing beer was being learned. With these knowledge the way warded KEK! Continually works towards special craft beers with a unique and completely contemporary character.
And now…. It’s finally there! A boys dream comes true: Taste KEK!