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

January 2019
July 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 Gouden Carolus Christmas Gouden Carolus Christmas is a strong, dark ruby red beer with character and contains an alcohol percentage of 10.5 % alc.vol. Find Out More
January 2019

Latest News

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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18 May 2018

Citing Quality and Heritage, Wetten Importers Announce Partnership with Brasserie Dubuisson

Wetten Importers and Brasserie Dubuisson of Pipaix, Belgium announced today an impending partnership that will see nationwide distribution of Dubuisson’s beers in America. Given Wetten Importers’ identity as “The High Gravity Specialists,” the fit with Dubuisson, producers of the famed 12% ABV strong amber ale, Scaldis, was ideal.

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