Amsterdam is world famous for many beer brands like Heineken and Amstel. However, the real beers of Amsterdam are the ones brewed locally. Here are 6 best local breweries of Amsterdam which everyone living or visiting here should not miss.
Brouwerij ‘t IJ
Brouwerij ‘t IJ located on the eastern side of Amsterdam, this next to the windmill brewery offers extremely tasty beers. It produces an amber and pils as well as triple Zatte and double Natte. Some seasonal beers like PaasIJ and IJBok are also brewed by them. It is the organic ingredients for which this brewery is famous. The best days to tour this brewery are Friday through Sunday and for timing, its website can be checked.
Browerij De Pearl
It was inaugurated in the year 2002 and is situated in Amesterdam’s heart Oudezijds Voorburgwal. Here you can get several tasty beers and you will find that the brews here are named after famous singers of Amsterdam. The most popular beer here is “Johnny” pils and it is named after Johnny Jordaan, the local crooner. You can tour their brewery or visit their restaurant and tasting room. More details like timing, etc. can be found on their website.
Most of the specialty fun festivals and beer bars of Amsterdam offers Oedipus beer. This young microbrewery was started by four friends and it is located in Amsterdam Noord. You can go for their creative beer Mannenliefde which has hints of Szechuan pepper and lemongrass, or you can try any of their special seasonal beer. Delicious food by The Beef Chief is also served by them. To know more about their special events and awesome parties, you should try their Facebook page.
Here, the brewing of beer takes place once in a week within the restaurant, De Bekeerde Suster, situated in Amsterdam’s center. This brewery is big with old fashioned kettles made up of copper and visitors over here are offered entertaining tours and tasting of beer in their tasting room and attractive remodeled bar. If you want a tour of their brewery, just reserve your tour by calling them.
If you want to drink tasty and unique beers, go to tasting room of Butcher’s Tears which is located on the south side in an industrial space. Their limited edition and interesting seasonal beer such as Raggle Taggle (summer), Ex Voto (winter), or En Enfer should definitely be tried. The beers from Butcher’s Tears are usually brewed in old recipes and over here, the beers are unpasteurized and unfiltered. In afternoons of Wednesday to Sunday, microbrew lovers can visit it. You can find about the latest information about the special events hosted by them when followed on Facebook.
Brouwerji Troost is another newcomer and it opened its first café, tasting room and brewery in De Pijp. It was started by Café Kostverloren’s fellows and here, you can get their delicious beers and food. The branches are big and bright and now they are in Westerpark, de Pijp, and Oost.