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This is a story about a couple of friends who wanted to live their dream…

Jakobsland Brewers started off as a weekend project in 2012 when two friends, Fran and Henlo, came up with the idea to try out their new found curiosity in craft beer. They built their own 70 litre pilot brew system at Fran’s dad’s company workshop and immediately started brewing their first recipes. It quickly became popular amongst their friends and family and production had to be stepped up to two brewing sessions per weekend. At that point Henlo met Jeremiah Fox at a craft beer tasting event and being a home brewer himself and having worked at a small craft brewery back home in Chattanooga Tennessee Jeremiah joined the weekend brew project. Things really got going and they had to increase the brewing to 4 sessions per week. Always searching to perfect their recipes, the three realised that they needed a bigger system with controlled fermentation temperatures and a professional bottling line to take their project a step further.

After numerous business plans, schemes and strategies they realised that the best way to start is by becoming nomad brewers, meaning renting brewing space at other breweries. In 2016 they registered the company and soon got to brew their tried and tested recipes. These first beers quickly got recognized and won gold medals and “Best of Contest” at the International Beer Award “IBeerian Awards” in 2016 and 2017, one of the best rookie breweries from bloggers and magazines in 2017 and moving into the top 10 rated Spanish breweries on Untappd in 2017.

Jakobsland Brewers have established great bonds with numerous breweries where they have brewed over the years and has become resident brewers at Arriaca. They focus on two lines of brewing namely, “Year Round Beers” and “Seasonal Beers” saying that each beer should be made the best way possible but should always be recognizable as its own style. Although saying this, they always try to push the envelope and see how they can make their beers more of a drinking pleasure.

Thank you to all the people out there enjoying Jakobsland. Although we love our own beers, you are the reason we push hard every day, making it possible for us to keep on dreaming.

PS: Jakobsland Brewers takes its name from the years of the Viking invasions in Galicia, documented in the 11th century. In the Scandinavian sources, the Viking presence in Galician land is documented in the sagas, accounts written in the 12th century about the expeditions that were undertaken. In these sagas there are references to Jakobsland (the land of Santiago).

logo heads only Henlo

Henlo Matthee Swart

Founder, Owner & Brewer

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Fran Vaquero Rodriguez

Founder, Owner & Wingman



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