Rooie Dop? Rooie Dop!
Rooie Dop is a craft brewery from Utrecht, The Netherlands. Founded in 2012. We have a passion for good beer.
Our goal is to brew tasteful, sometimes experimental, beers and exotic beer styles. By exporting our beers to other countries, we show the rest of the world that magical things happen in the Netherlands. And with success: early 2013 Rooie Dop was awarded the title “Best new brewer in the Netherlands” by the international website RateBeer.com!
American beer styles, such as a hoppy India pale ale and a full bodied imperial stout, are our favorites. However, we also like to use unconventional ingredients in traditional beers as well.
And what could be more fun than making all these beers yourself. That’s exactly what we did: having fun with brewing beautiful beers.
Rooie Dop was started by three friends years ago. Nowadays there is only one that calls the shots, Mark Strooker.
IBU extremist, also known as The Dude. Growing up with lukewarm pint of beer cans at the many music festivals where he went in his childhood.
Made his first steps in the brewing world in a local squat. Always trying to find the borders of extreme brewing, whether it’s in IBUs or in crazy ingredients.
Check his passport: he’s been crossing the borders too many times.
Where do we brew?
Since early 2012 our beers are brewed at Brouwerij de Molen in Bodegraven. In our wharf cellar in Utrecht we brew experimental test brews in small quantities.