Number 81 | Oaked IPA
Number five in our series of special numbers. The series that we started at 77, because after some research it turned out to be the 77th beer that we brewed. Now for number 81, the first of 2023. Our brewer Allard presents the Oaked IPA.
Our own JENEVER
Quite a few staff at ‘t IJ like to take a headbutt once in a while. Of course that had to result in YOUR OWN JENEVER! And that’s it.
Countdown to IJndejaars
A end comes to all good things, and so does 2022. That is why we are counting down to IJndejaars on 27, 28, 29 & 30 October. We celebrate this grandly, with live music, oliebollen, snert and of course our winter showpiece IJndejaars.
Nummer 80: Spiced Triple
The success of our brewery is largely due to an Amsterdam tripel: The Zatte. It was our very first beer in 1985 and immediately went down well. We kept improving the recipe all those years, have become good triples and have also mastered a number of other styles.
Het Amsterdams Feest in Oktober
‘t IJ, Kesbeke and Brandt&Levie quickly agreed that it was time to launch a good, new party in which Amsterdam delights are celebrated. Where better than a place where long regular tables are already the benchmark, so that it really feels that October has started?
Werken bij de Brouwerij?
Op dit moment hebben we een aantal mooie vacatures beschikbaar voor de ware liefhebber; Het zijn nogal uiteenlopende functies, dus dikke kans dat er een passende functie voor jou bij zit!
On that bike
In the city we do everything by bicycle. We take the children to school with it, we load it with shopping bags and a box of beer and race it to the office or workplace every day. So it’s amazing how that bicycle makes our lives so much better. It’s time to say thank you for that.
A trip to our Southern neighbors: the Cherry Sour
At Brouwerij ‘t IJ we have had a great love for the beers of our Belgian colleagues from thevery beginning. Kaspar Peterson, the founder of our brewery, got hooked on it when he was still touring Belgium as a bass player and when he was a brewer himself once he regularly went back there. He rummaged through breweries and talked to the people who worked there.
Session white elderflower
We have been making Session White for our tasting room in ‘t Vondelpark for a while, right between Vrijwit and IJwit
We kochten 32 struisvogeleieren en vroegen kunstenaars om deze te beschilderen. Het resultaat: een prachtige, bonte verzameling aan kunstwerken die hopelijk nooit kapot gaan vallen. In de aanloop naar Pasen zijn ze te bewonderen bij Hubert in Nijmegen en Sissi’s Expo in Amsterdam.
Bier pick-up voor Giro 555
Zoals jullie ongetwijfeld niet is ontgaan gebeuren er op dit moment hele nare dingen in Oekraïne. We willen graag iets doen en hebben daarom besloten een bier pick-up te organiseren. De gehele opbrengst (25 euro per doos) gaat naar Giro 555.
Vacature: oproepkracht bottelaar
We zijn op zoek naar nieuwe medewerkers voor de bottelarij van Brouwerij ’t IJ. is dit iets voor jou?
IJWIT in a can
Until now, you drank IJwit from the bottle or from the tap. Perfectly fine. But somehow we felt that in some cases it could get even better. Especially when you’re out and about.
Good news: PaasIJ is back
We brew PaasIJ every spring since 1989, so of course you can enjoy this Amsterdam classic this spring as well.
Zatte Tripel bier
When you say Brouwerij ‘t IJ, then you automatically think of the Zatte Tripel. It was the first beer brewed in the tanks on the Funenkade. In true Belgian tradition, it’s a full, malty and smooth 8% alcohol tripel. An unfiltered, robust golden beer with an aroma of fresh fruit and hints of grain.
Our brewers are constantly working with new ingredients and techniques and to keep on showing you what they have to offer, we introduce something new: special numbers.
Pick-up Zatte Tripel
Op 11 december organiseren we nog een Zatte Tripel Pick-up. De XXL flessen zijn €3,50 per stuk en af te halen bij De Bierwinkelier in Utrecht
Hema & Brouwerij ‘t IJ
Bier & worst is een gouden combo. Daarom hebben we samen met HEMA het ideale pakket samengesteld. Inclusief een prachtig glas vinden we zelf.
Vrijwit & Beemster Kaas
Beemster kaas en Brouwerij ’t IJ kunnen het goed vinden samen. Zo kwamen ze op het idee de krachten te bundelen in een smakelijke verpakking.
Pak die cap
Some of you may have already come across it in store, but most enthusiasts saw our social media post: currently you receive a cap as a gift in selected supermarkets.
A lot of you asked us later in which supermarkets this cool cap is available with the purchase of 3 bottles of IJ beer.
We have selected this especially for you and can tell you exactly.Note: we have a very limited quantity available, so only while supplies last!
Voordat we de labels van onze bieren opfristen, stond die fameuze struisvogel in een soort woestijnachtig landschap afgebeeld. Volgens de overlevering symbool voor de dorre stand van het Nederlandse bier halverwege de jaren tachtig, toen er in Nederland weinig interessant bier werd gebrouwen. Toen onze struisvogel neerstreek in een voormalig badhuis in Amsterdam-Oost, kwam daar binnen de hoofdstad voorzichtig wat verandering in.
LOVEBIRDS – Gebrouwen met Brouwerij Eleven
Over the past few months, we spent some time over the kettles to come up with a new Fruited Wheat Ale with Brouwerij Eleven in Utrecht. ‘Lovebirds’ is an easy summer beer with 5.6% alcohol.
Making-of Zatte Tripel campaign
We’re proud of the Zatte Tripel, and we have been for 35 years. But we haven’t always showed how we feel about it. So we thought it was about time to tell a bit more about our Tripel. And to let it have its day in the spotlight.
So we came up with a whole campaign for it: Zatte Tripel: Unfiltered, Uncompromising, and Classic. The creatives at bureau Kapooow in Amsterdam arranged everything for us: photography, a lot of great videos and ads, beer coasters and posters.
We’ve freshened up our iconic Brouwerij ‘t IJ labels.
We’ve freshened up our iconic Brouwerij ‘t IJ labels. We kept some of the classic elements, like the diamond and the ostrich, so it’s not a dramatic change. Yet the labels feel ‘crisper’ somehow. Why is that? We asked Gavin Arm, the British founder and Creative Director of design bureau Positivity in Amsterdam
Online beer tasting : LIVE Friday 19 March
Op vrijdag 19 maart om 21:00 uur organiseren we er weer één. Iedereen zit om 21:00 uur thuis doordat de avondklok nog even van kracht blijft en wij hebben inmiddels weer een aantal nieuwe bieren.
Light refreshing news from ‘t IJ
Amsterdam, March 2021 – The iconic IJwit beer from Brouwerij ’t IJ is one of the most popular wheat beers in the Netherlands. IJwit first saw the light 20 years ago, in the brewery under the windmill in Amsterdam-Oost. Over the years, demand for alcohol-free and low-alcohol beer has increased dramatically, and more beer menus are featuring 0.0% and 0.5% options.
New labels on all bottles!
’t IJ definitely hasn’t been sitting still during the lockdown. It was a perfect opportunity for us to finally sit down and make good on our plan to take another look at all of our labels.
Brouwerij ‘t IJ has been brewing its special lentebok since 1989. The recipe is a creation by brewery founder Kaspar Peterson. Only he knows how the idea for the PaasIJ was brewed up, and each year he brewed it a little bit differently.
Now with more flavour, more % and more blond. Brouwerij ‘t IJ began brewing beer with a Belgian-style tripel (Zatte Tripel) and dubbel (Natte Dubbel). Thirty-six years later, the brewery completed the traditional Belgian holy trinity of tripel-dubbel-blond with an authentic blond: Blondie.
When our tasting rooms and all other cafes were forced to close, many of our staff suddenly found themselves with nothing to do. We decided to redirect all that time and energy into something positive and asked everyone if they would like to do voluntary work.
Brouwerij ‘t IJ is curious how you would like to say goodbye to 2020. Do you post your photo or video on Insta or Facebook with the theme “All good things come an IJnde”?
Voor al onze vrienden in de horeca: Hulp nodig? Wij staan voor je klaar
Nu onze vertegenwoordigers het wat rustiger hebben de komende periode hebben we besloten om de horeca te gaan helpen met transport. Hiervoor hebben we bakfietsen, scooters, maar ook auto’s en 2 bussen beschikbaar.
The newest member of the IPA family: Free IPA 0.5% alcohol
Free IPA 0.5%. A low-alcohol IPA, brewed with Amarillo hops, full of tropical flavors and a light bitterness.
’t IJ presente: TOUR DE BOK!
From the 1st until the 18th of October Brouwerij ‘t IJ will tour through the Netherlands with its beloved IJbok. We will visit various Dutch cities and its lively pubs. At each pub we give a free round of IJbok and say cheers to autumn.
Autumn is not that bad, with IJbok.
A snot nose, rain on the bike and delay due to tree leaves on the rails; all inconveniences that come with autumn.
Enjoy your beer in a healthy and safe way
In light of the new policies set out by the Dutch government regarding Covid-19, we have added changes to our rules. Please check them out before visiting us to ensure a smooth visit:
– Keep a 1,5 meter distance from people outside your household
– Please wait to be seated by our staff
– You are required to make a reservation with contact information and complete the health questionnaire upon arrival
– We will keep your contact information in case the need for contact tracing arises
Biri – Tropical Lager
This season we celebrate summer mainly in our own country. The Netherlands is a more than fine country, so we don’t mind that. Especially because we have Biri.
Brouwerij ‘t IJ and Brandt & Levie brew sausage together
Brouwerij ‘t IJ and Brandt & Levie brew sausage together. Today we are launching a dry sausage together with the sausage makers Brandt and Levie.
BOB FOR A JOB
Bij de opening van ons proeflokaal ’t Blauwe Theehuis in 2019 introduceerden we de actie IJtje voor Karweitje, waarbij de bezoeker van het Amsterdamse Vondelpark werd aangezet om zwerfafval te verzamelen en in te leveren
The tap rooms are open again!
We are very excited to welcome you again for a good glass of beer. Both our tap rooms The Windmill and tap room ‘t Blauwe Theehuis have been renovated.
Live beer tasting on facebook and back in history with Patrick.
(sorry, this live-event is only in Dutch!)
Coming Friday (May,15) at 17:00 we will go live again on facebook with a tasting of 4 beers: Session IPA, Natte, Columbus and the summer special Juicy IPA.
t IJ van de Duvel
What happens when you combine Belgium craftmanship with Amsterdam bravery? You’ll get a damn fine beer. We proudly present you the second beer we brewed with Duvel: ‘t IJ van de Duvel (The Devil’s Egg).
Live Masterclass IJwit
After the success of our live beer tasting, we will go live again on Friday 1 May at 5 PM! This time with a Masterclass IJwit, in which brewer Arvin and Wouter tell you everything (and you can ask anything) about our most popular beer IJwit.
Online Biertasting: Live from our Brouwerij
This Friday, the 10th of April we organise a beer tasting live from the brewery. Wouter will tell you everything about our four beers: Zatte, IPA, IJwit and PaasIJ.
Tabrooms temporarily closed
Dear guests, friends, family,
Due to the coronavirus, we decided to immediately close the doors of our tasting rooms in Amsterdam. The health of our staff and our guests is always paramount, and we can best guarantee this now by closing the tasting rooms.
New items in the IJshop
A navy-white striped T-shirt, basic white and IJ socks are available on our webshop. The shirt’s are made from high quality soft cotton. Perfect for a stroll around the Amsterdam Canals, but of course also to be worn somewhere else.
18 years IJwit
It’s early 2002 when Kaspar Peterson, the founder and first owner of Brouwerij ‘t IJ, decides that it’s time to brew an extra fresh beer for the summer. Session ales and IPA’s where at that time not yet commonplace in the Netherlands, so he decided that it has to be a white beer in Belgium style: IJwit was born.
Zatte Tripel is the first beer that came out of our tanks in 1985. For that reason, we gave this classic a special place in Amsterdam. If you’re wandering around Amsterdam make sure to have a look at Café Flamingo in de Pijp and Peperwortel at the Overtoom.
From bathhouse to brewery
The bathhouse at the Funenkade, where we brew our beer, opened its doors in 1911. But how dit we get there? We have to travel back in time to found out, time for a history lesson!
Amsterdam tap water: great for beer
We just open our taps and that wonderful water goes straight into our tanks.
New beer: Red Rye Double IPA
“We brewed this with loads of everything”, our brewers say. Result is a firm Double IPA and a mouth full of Indian Summer.
Happy Gay Pride everyone!
Happy Gay Pride everyone!
Floris gaat Down Under
Floris heeft niet eens zo lang bij ons gewerkt maar hij heeft een onvergetelijke indruk achtergelaten – en dat komt niet eens door zijn polo. Floris gaat op reis en de polo arriveert snel in onze webshop. Veel plezier in Australië Floris!
Up close: John
Who are all those people drinking our beer? We asked some of them in our tasting room.
New beer: Calypso Lager
We brewed this soft tropical beer with loads of fruit. Let the sunshine in.
Good news: our PaasIJ is back
Wishing you a wonderful spring.
Fine-tuned our IPA: less alcohol, great taste
Went from 7% abv to 6,5 and you won’t even notice. Except for the label.
New beer: session IPA
It has a wonderfully strong personality but, with just 4% abv, a soft side too.
Perfect present: our gift card
You can pay beer with it in our tap rooms but you could also spend it on all the other good stuff we sell there.
It’s that time of year again
IJndejaars is back.