Beers.


Our aim is to enrich the beer culture rather than repeating what other brewers are already doing. We take a lot of inspiration from historical brewing documents and half-forgotten traditions but we also like to make way forward by forging together elements from different beer cultures as well as through pure experimentation.

i.  Current beers.


  • Smoke & Mirrors presents an outspokenly fruity aroma backed by a gentle smokiness and a very dry, slightly bitter finish.
    Brewed using American hops and three types of smoked malt, slowly and thoroughly fermented with multiple expressive yeast strains.

    Kind of beer. Smoke & Mirrors
    Style. triple hopped smoked farmhouse ale
    ABV. 8,5%
    OG. 1,067
    Colour. golden
    Bitterness. medium
    Grains. pilsner, pale ale, beech-, peat- and alder-smoked barley malts
    Hops. Chinook, Columbus, Centennial
    Yeast. top fermenting multistrain
    Adjunct. sugar


    English style bitter with a nice balance of woody marmalade hops, biscuity malt and fruity esters.

    Kind of beer. Trespasser
    Style. special bitter
    ABV. 5,5%
    OG. 1,054
    Colour. copper
    Bitterness. medium-high
    Grains. pale ale, crystal and chocolate barley malts, unmalted wheat
    Hops. Fuggle, Challenger, Target
    Yeast. dual top fermenting strain



    The classic session ale, low in alcohol but full of flavour. Soft and pleasantly fruity with nutty toffee notes and a hint of molasses.

    Kind of beer. The Flying Bed
    Style. dark mild
    ABV. 3,8%
    OG. 1,037
    Colour. red-brown
    Bitterness. low
    Grains. mild ale, crystal and brown barley malts, unmalted wheat
    Hops. Whitbread Golding Variety
    Yeast. dual top fermenting strain
    Adjunct. invert sugar no 3


  • Double stout inspired by original 19th century recipes. Full-bodied with a distinct bitterness and massive mocha and chocolate flavours.
    Kind of beer. Headroom
    Style. double brown stout
    ABV. 7,5%
    OG. 1,080
    Colour. black
    Bitterness. high
    Grains. pale, brown, amber, chocolate and black barley malts
    Hops. Bramling Cross, Target
    Yeast. dual top fermenting strain


    Light and dry old-school saison in which herbal hop notes are complemented by a quirky fruitiness.
    Kind of beer. Saison en Enfer
    Season. spring
    Style. saison
    ABV. 5,5%
    OG. 1,045
    Colour. golden
    Bitterness. medium-low
    Grains. pilsner, vienna, melanoidin barley malts, dark wheat malt
    Hops. Marynka, Perle, Target
    Yeast. dual top fermenting strain

  • Heavy metal summer session ale brewed with the ultra obscure Crusader hop variety.
    Kind of beer. MIDNIGHT RIDE
    Style. golden ale
    ABV. 4,6%
    OG. 1,044
    Colour. golden
    Bitterness. medium
    Grains. pale ale and caramel barley malts
    Hops. Crusader, Target
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain

    An “extra tripel” as in triple hopped, triple fermented …and three times saved from disaster, this beer was a pain to brew but with die-hard endurance finally ended up as this mild and relatively restrained strong blond beer. Opening fruity and somewhat sweet but finishing crisp and dry, topped by a noble dryhop note, this beer was made especially with the conservative tripel drinkers frequenting our taproom in mind, but a limited amount ended up in bottles as well.
    Kind of beer. Triple Cripple
    Style. tripel
    ABV. 8,2%
    OG. 1,068
    Colour. pale amber
    Bitterness. low
    Grains. pale barley malt
    Hops. Spalt Select, Saaz, Target
    Yeast. dual top fermenting strain
    Adjuncts dark candi sugar

  • SOTU festival beer 2016; an easy going blond ale brewed with the newly developed Styrian Cardinal hop variety bringing aromas of forest fruits along with floral and citrus notes.
    Kind of beer. A(ah)
    Style. (pale) pale ale
    ABV. 5,5%
    OG. 1,052
    Colour. straw
    Bitterness. medium
    Grains. pilsner and caramel barley malts, wheat malt
    Hops. Styrian Cardinal
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain


    For earlier beers, special releases and a more comprehensive overview see ➔ Aleography

ii.  Year-round Beers.
  • The original Amsterdam pale ale, available year round. Brewed with generous amounts of the finest East European hops for an exquisite floral citrus character and full flavour.
    Kind of beer. Green Cap
    Style. traditional pale ale
    ABV. 6%
    OG. 1,056
    Colour. golden
    Bitterness. medium-high
    Grains. pilsner, amber and caramel barley malts
    Hops. Styrian Golding, Saaz, Target
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain
    Quaffable yet flavourful beer brewed with three unusual old-school hop varieties for a spicy, fruity aroma of black currant and lemon balancing a malty backbone with hints of toffee and liquorice.
    Kind of beer. The Last Possession
    Style. amber ale
    ABV. 5%
    OG. 1,049
    Colour. amber
    Bitterness. medium
    Grains. pale, amber and caramel barley malts
    Hops. Bullion, Bramling Cross, Brewer’s Gold
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain
  • The sixth edition is showcasing one of our favourite hops; Target. Outspokenly hoppy, spicy and slightly floral with notes of citrus, pineapple and spruce.
    Kind of beer. La Condition Humaine VI: Livin’ Sacrifice
    Style. IPA
    ABV. 6,5%
    OG. 1,058
    Colour. golden
    Bitterness. high
    Grains. pilsner, amber barley malts
    Hops. Target, Styrian Golding, Pilgrim
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain
    A rich and fruity, somewhat spicy and fairly complex beer in the Belgian vein. Currently on hold, but will return soon.
    Kind of beer. Misery King
    Style. strong amber ale
    ABV. 8%
    OG. 1,070
    Colour. amber
    Bitterness. low
    Grains. pilsner, amber and caramel barley malts
    Hops. Hallertau Mittelfrüh, Target
    Yeast. dual top fermentation
    Adjuncy. sugar
iii.  Special Releases.
  • Specially brewed for Bar Joost, Amsterdam, this one’s malty and full-bodied with some fruity elements. A friendly local beer for a friendly local bar.
    Kind of beer. Sjaak
    Style. strong ale
    ABV. 7%
    OG. 1,062
    Colour. amber
    Bitterness. medium
    Grains. pale ale and crystal barley malts
    Hops. Pioneer, Target
    Yeast. dual top fermenting strain
    Saison specially brewed for Cafe de Jaren, Amsterdam. Spicy, fruity and hoppy with a smooth dry taste.
    Kind of beer. Golden Years
    Style. saison
    ABV. 6,5%
    OG. 1,050
    Colour. golden
    Bitterness. medium
    Grains. pale barley malt, oats
    Hops. Aurora, Willamette, Target
    Yeast. top fermenting multistrain
  • Broomrider aged for twelve months on oak barrel, resulting in an oud bruin-like character of complex oaky, vanilla, sherry and dried fruit aromatics with a refreshingly acidic tang.
    Kind of beer. Old Broomrider
    Style. oud bruin-ish dark ale
    ABV. 7%
    OG. 1,065
    Colour. red-brown
    Bitterness. very low
    Grains. various
    Hops. Spalt Select
    Yeast. mixed fermentation

    SAVE THE WORLD

    Farmhouse ale matured on oak barrel. Bone dry, woody and funky.
    Kind of beer. Save The World
    Style. farmhouse ale
    ABV. 6,7%
    OG. 1,050
    Colour. golden
    Bitterness. medium
    Grains. pale barley malt, oats
    Hops. Aurora, Willamette, Target
    Yeast. mixed fermentation

  • Archimedes Q

    Jane spent five months in an oak barrel and came out as a new self. Smooth vanilla aromas complement the roasted malts, finishing dry with a slight tartness.
    Kind of beer. Archimedes Q
    Style. porter
    ABV. 6,6%
    OG. 1,061
    Colour. black
    Bitterness. medium-high
    Grains. various
    Hops. Northdown
    Yeast. mixed fermentation

vii.  Upcoming beers.


Kind of beer. Description. ABV. Expected release.
Smoke & Mirrors psychedelic farmhouse ale 8,5% August
Old Geezer March keeping beer 10,5% September


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