Discover Barentsz Winter
To sail ice-cold seas, Willem Barentsz first scoured the globe in search of necessary spices for his beers. Cutting down cinnamon trees in Ceylon released delicious warm aromas and in South America descendants of the Incas pointed out the sweet taste of Passion Flower to him. These ingredients proved indispensable to make the Barentsz Winter Beer with which he braved every storm in his quest for Svalbard.
The basis of our recipe – your discovery!
sweet & floral
Subtle, warm and pleasant flavour
Passion flower from Peru
Did you know that passion flowers were used by the Incas as a medicine for restlessness and anxiety. The beautiful flowers also grow in our cold Belgium but here they do not bear delicious fruit like in Peru.
Ceylon Cinnamon from Ceylon
Did you know that cinnamon
is the bark of the cinnamon tree.
It’s sold as powder or sticks of
rolled up bark. Canella is the Latin
word for stick. The best cinnamon
comes from Ceylon, now called