Swierstra, owner of family Brewery Martinus, says: “Independent breweries are on the rise. I tried it as a hobby intensively for two years and this was a really positive experience; as a printer you tend to work on other people’s ideas but as a brewer you create your own. In November last year, Brewery Martinus officially opened in the same historic, 1940s building that once housed the printing presses. Meticulous when itcomes to quality, Swierstra is proud to use natural water from Groningen, producing delicate, soft-tasting beers.