The Holy Spiritus

Brewery, distillery & events

Hoofdstraat 4
Sint Jansteen
info@theholyspiritus.com
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Goderic Van den Brande & Tom Genbrugge

Founders

The Holy Spiritus makes 100% pure ciders, honey wines, distillates and liqueurs – all traditionally brewed in a church. Today, you can find The Holy Spiritus in the Saint John the Baptist Church in Sint Jansteen.

About the maker
The entrepreneurs behind The Holy Spiritus are Tom Genbrugge and Goderic Van den Brande. Both have more than decades of experience in producing drinks made from fruit and/or honey. What initially started as an innocent hobby quickly turned into a passion and led to the founding of The Holy Spiritus in 2018. “If you are as passionate as we are about coming up with the most diverse drinks, every creation feels like a birth.”

The production process & sustainability

At The Holy Spiritus they brew and distill their unique and enlightening drinks from the most diverse regional raw materials. “We try to incorporate as many locally grown, farmed products into our drinks as possible.” For example, they make various products from an apple with as little use of machines and as little waste as possible. Residual flows are processed and they are innovative in their production methods where the artisanal process is monitored. The Holy Spiritus has been completely CO2 neutral since the beginning of 2024.

Most products that they produce under their own label The Holy Spiritus and Sliertemie* also have the Zeker Zeeuws quality mark. In January 2023, The Holy Spiritus took over the Sliertemie company in a nearby village – otherwise this local company would have disappeared.

'From natural raw material to divine drink'

Goderic Van den Brande & Tom Genbrugge

Founders