After following a workshop on how to brew beer, Erik Bouman started to brew his own beers at home. A year later, and after having brewed many beers, he was ready to compete in amateur contests. In 1997 he won the Dutch championship for amateur brewers in the 'Winter Beers' category.
Erik Bouman is founder of the brewery 'Klein Duimpje,' which is based in Hillegom.
- Erik Bouman