OUR MISSION

Wetten Importers prides itself on partnering with family-owned, independent breweries that go above and beyond to honor tradition and heritage. By sourcing the highest quality ingredients possible and submitting to the strictest standards of brewing technique, our brewery partners have garnered acclaim, both popular and critical, across countless generations. When we say world-class, we mean it.

OUR HISTORY

Founded in Northern Virginia in 1992, Wetten Importers was born out of a hobby. Fueled by his passion for artisanal beers, Martin Wetten sought out classic beers brewed by masters of the craft, and translated through rich history and culture.

Beginning with breweries from his native Switzerland, Wetten soon turned his sights to the Belgian brands his company has become known for. Today, Wetten Importers’ brewery partners represent more than 2,500 combined years of brewing experience – a fact not lost on their home markets, where they’re often the brewers of record.

OUR FUTURE

Belgian brewing has often been described as The Art of Fermentation, as centuries of brewers have sought to coax new and ever-evolving flavors from yeast strains. As these traditions have been passed down through generations technology has grown exponentially, but rarely at the expense of that art. 

The change occurring in today’s brewing landscape is no different, as the beer world as we knew it has expanded well beyond our wildest dreams. But ask any of today’s craft brewers where their inspiration comes from, and more often than not, you will hear lively stories of their first Belgian beers. These timeless offerings will no doubt continue to inspire for centuries to come, as they have centuries past.

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Wetten Importers, along with our valued distributor partners, aims to serve your Belgian beer needs across the country.  Please click the button below to locate our beers near you.

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Beer of the Month

June 2019
July Brugse Zot Blond The official table beer of the city of Bruges, Bruges Zot is a delicious blonde beer, brewed according to a unique and traditional recipe. Find Out More
August Cuvée des Trolls At 7%, this unfiltered blonde ale follows in the footsteps of Dubuisson’s flagship Scaldis line with it’s higher than anticipated ABV. Find Out More
September Tripel Oak Aged When Bersalis Tripel made its debut, it was Gert Christiaens’ first foray into using traditional abbey-style beers to present the art of lambic fermentation to a wider audience. Find Out More
October Gouden Carolus Classic Gouden Carolus Classic finds its origin in the rich tradition of Mechelen, originally the capital of the Netherlands. Find Out More
November Scaldis Noël At the urging of customers seeking an ideal beer for their end-of-year celebrations, Brasserie Dubuisson introduced Scaldis Noël in 1991 – it’s been hailed as one of the best winter ales in the world ever since. Find Out More
December Gouden Carolus Christmas Keeping with the Belgian brewing tradition of high-octane holiday season releases, in 2002 Het Anker returned to brewing its iconic Christmas beer, Gouden Carolus Christmas. Find Out More
January Straffe Hendrik X-Mas Blend Hidden underneath the De Halve Maan brewery in Bruges is a medieval-era cellar that has housed everything from alcohol to, during wartime, horses. Find Out More
February Framboise Framboise Oud Beersel harmonizes the authentic taste of Oude Lambiek and the fruity flavour of ripe raspberries. Find Out More
March Straffe Hendrik Tripel Straffe Hendrik Tripel is a powerful beer with rich flavors of malt and hop that is brewed to the same original recipe in the same unique setting in the heart of the medieval Bruges. Find Out More
April Gouden Carolus Cuvée van de Keizer Imperial Dark Brewed once-a-year on February 24th to commemorate the birth of Charles Quint, Gouden Carolus Cuvée van de Keizer Imperial Dark is among the most-celebrated beers in the world. Find Out More
May Green Walnut With Green Walnut, Oud Beersel takes inspiration from French and Italian liquors made from walnuts to produce a lambic that’s wholly unique.    Find Out More
June Scaldis Pêche Mel Inspired by a popular cocktail made with the Scaldis Ambrée and fresh peach juice, Scaldis Pêche Mel has been a year-round addition to the Brasserie Dubuisson portfolio since 2009 and is a portrait of balance. Find Out More
July 2019

Latest News

04 January 2019

Brasserie Dubuisson, Wallonia’s Oldest Brewery, Returns to America with Tradition and “Illegal” Beer

After a year that saw Brasserie Dubuisson change American importers and release yet-another cocktail-inspired beer, the Belgian brewery is kicking off a 2019 full of 250th Anniversary celebrations with a week full of events in the Mid-Atlantic that will double as the brewery’s official re-launch to the American market.

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15 November 2018

Wetten Importers Announces Launch of New Website

Wetten Importers announced today the impending debut of a new web presence, to be headlined by a redesigned website. The website, built by Washington, DC creative agency Sabra Creative, will allow the importer of European beers to better support both its suppliers and distributors while enabling a better-informed consumer.

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03 September 2018

Wetten Importers Announces New Hire

Wetten Importers is proud to announce the hiring of Dean Myers for the dual roles of Eastern Regional Sales Manager and Media Liaison. The new position, designed over months of conversations between Owner/Founder Martin Wetten, Director of Sales Jonathan Fattori and Myers, will see Myers lead a new consumer-focused approach across the eastern United States while leveraging his talents as a storyteller.

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