Brouwerij 't IJ

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Brouwerij 't IJ
Location Amsterdam, Netherlands
Coordinates 52°22′0″N 4°55′35″E / 52.36667°N 4.92639°E / 52.36667; 4.92639Coordinates: 52°22′0″N 4°55′35″E / 52.36667°N 4.92639°E / 52.36667; 4.92639
Opened 1985 (1985)
Owner(s) Bart Obertop and Patrick Hendrikse
Website www.brouwerijhetij.nl
Brewery and pub in 2006
Outdoor area of the pub in 2010

Brouwerij 't IJ (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌbrʌuʋəˈrɛi ət ɛi]; English: The IJ Brewery) is a small brewery in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is located in a former bath house named Funen, next to the De Gooyer windmill. The brewery was opened by Kaspar Peterson, a former musician, in October 1985 and was one of several small breweries that opened in cities around the Netherlands in respose to consumers' dissatisfaction with beer brewed by the larger companies.[1] It currently brews eight standard beers[2] and three seasonal beers,[3] besides limited edition beers.[4]

The brewery allows tours and tastings, and has a pub with an outdoor terrace.[5]

The brewery's logo features an Ostrich, with an egg, and a distant windmill. The brewery is named after the nearby IJ waterbody.

Beers[edit]

The IJ range in 2008

The brewery produces eight standard beers[2] and three seasonal beers.[3] The standard beers Natte, Zatte, Columbus, and Struis are certified organic.[6]

Standard beers[edit]

The eight standard beers are:[2]

  • Flink (4.7%)
  • Plzeň (5%): hoppy and floury blond pilsener[7]
  • Natte (6.5%): a brown/red dubbel
  • IJwit (6.5%): white beer
  • I.P.A. (7%)
  • Zatte (8%): yellow/gold tripel[8]
  • Columbus (9%): amber with lots of hop[9]
  • Struis (9%): sweet and dark

Seasonal beers[edit]

The three seasonal beers are:[3]

  • IJbock (6,5%): dark bock beer[10]
  • Paasij (7%): amber coloured springbock
  • IJndejaars (Varies per year) (9%)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vaesse, Thieu (11 February 1997). "Kleine stadsbrouwerijen gaan in tegen concentratiegolf op biermarkt". Trouw. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Beers - Standard, Brouwerij 't IJ. Retrieved on 29 April 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Beers - Seasonal, Brouwerij 't IJ. Retrieved on 29 April 2014.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ Schillings, Susanne (3 September 2009). "Typisch Amsterdams - Brouwerij ’t IJ: Ambachtelijk bier van zuiver Amsterdams water". Amsterdam.nl. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  6. ^ Brewery - Organic Beer, Brouwerij 't IJ. Retrieved on 29 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Plzen". BeerAdvocate. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Zatte". BeerAdvocate. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  9. ^ "Columbus". BeerAdvocate. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  10. ^ Bosscher, Dick (14 October 1995). "Bokbier steeds zoeter". Trouw. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 

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