When thinking of Hertog Jan, the first thoughts will be of those committed brewers working in Arcen’s small scale brewery. Their craftsmanship is not just for marketing show, but proven by each of their beers. It’s this commitment to their pursuit that lead the brewers to take on the ultimate challenge: barrel aging beer.
A complicated process requiring intimate knowledge of distilling and coopering (the making and repairing of wood casks), which if done perfectly, fuses fascinating flavors of spirits and oak. Every year these passionate brewers use the barely wine crown jewel Grande Prestige to create the phenomenon Vatgerijpt. A limited edition taste adventure, for brewers and beer lovers, and an integral part of Hertog Jans communication.