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.
Marco knows how to make the most of forgotten veggies and turn them into solid Dutch ‘cuisine’.
We helped Pol, who runs Belgium’s smallest official brewery, to brew some more of his wheat beer. It’s a classic Belgian wheat: soft, fresh and herbal and we could keep some but that sold out quickly.
Go and visit her in the nearby zoo and come over for a beer afterwards.
On May 17th, it was International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia so we raised that flag and drank for tolerance.
Who are all those people drinking our beer? We just asked some of them in our tasting room.
Classic Amsterdam sailor bar with good food and great beer. Don’t forget to check out the ceiling.