IF Craft Beer is a contract brewery from Leiden founded in 2020 by the two huge beer lovers and brewers Estefania Ibáñez Sierra and Sander van Stigt Thans. Our story starts in 2012 when we decided “it would be nice to brew our own beer”. To anyone thinking of doing the same… be careful! Because after making that first brew in our kitchen, we never stopped experimenting and looking for that next beer experience!
Eventually Sander became a member of the Leiden brewers guild ‘Het Sint Stevensgilde’. The guild runs the small city brewery in ‘Het Stadsbrouwhuis’ in Leiden. There we got a taste of brewing at a larger scale and what it is like to share our beers with a bigger crowd. It was so amazing to see people drinking and enjoying the beers we had developed that we decided we wanted to do that much more often!