Founders Alex, Paul, Sander and Rick began hatching plans to start a brewery while working at BeerTemple, a small US-influenced beer bar in Amsterdam. They developed an ambition to go out and create the flavors they all enjoyed for themselves. Since the quartet started brewing beer on pots and pans in a tiny Amsterdam kitchen, their focus was on doing things differently, playing with colors and silly ideas, and having fun. As a result, Oedipus has always been centred around a feeling of friendship and community, and their taproom in Amsterdam-Noord has become a place not just to drink beer but also to celebrate art, music, food and each other.
Oedipus remain rooted in their communal home brewing origins, and ready to go wherever their taste buds take them. Who else could count a saison brewed with lemongrass and Szechuan pepper or a Thai-inspired tripel as core beers? We brewed a hoppy Belgian pale ale with Oedipus following their festival, Planet Oedipus, in 2017. Our second collaboration, a Bretted Saison, is also on the way.