How it all started…
Tipsy Tribe is a family-owned craft brewery-distillery run by first-generation immigrants from the US and Turkey. We first started brewing beer as a hobby in 2016 and quickly found an interest in distilling spirits as well! We began looking for a home for Tipsy Tribe and finally found it in the commune of Koekelberg, in the city and country we proudly call home: Brussels, Belgium.
No shortcuts: we make everything from scratch
We decided early on in our journey to take the hard route; to build our dream from scratch and make our own beers and spirits in-house entirely. This meant we wouldn’t contract our beer production to another brewery. This also meant that we wouldn’t purchase precursor spirits from other companies. To get the high quality that we strive for, we knew we had to get our hands dirty.
We’ve chosen to brew and distill all our products ourselves, to produce something that, with each sip, fills you with pride. We hope that when you try our beers and spirits, you will feel the same, knowing that they are created at a premium quality, sustainably, independently and entirely on site at the brewstillery.
Sustainability at the core
Sustainability is at the heart of Tipsy Tribe. We’ve taken several initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint, including:
- Installing solar panels on our roof, enabling us to harness the power of the magical Belgian sunshine.
- Working with a local farmer, who uses our spent grain as compost for his medicinal plants.
- Using locally sourced ingredients as our first choice in all of our products.
- Limiting water waste via our water capture and reuse system.
- Prioritizing upcycling of furniture and equipment.
Tipsy Tribe is also proud to be a member of Brussels Good Food – an initiative that promotes a sustainable food system in the Brussels-Capital Region. We’ll continue to try and find ways to become more sustainable all this while creating amazing, local, craft beers and spirits!
We see everyone who’s helped build this place, everyone who drinks our beers and spirits, and the whole of our local community as part of our tribe. Tipsy Tribe’s Brewstillery was built on the ashes of former dreams.
Our dream’s just getting started, and we hope you will share it with us!