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.

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  • The third beer in our Monster Soup series is brewed to an original recipe from Simonds Brewery of Reading, UK, dated 1869. The standard bitter from a distinguished pale ale brewer at a time when this type of beer was gaining widespread popularity. Closer to what we’d call an IPA in this day and age, this one’s a golden brew with a predominantly hoppy character. Resiny, floral, orange-like aromas from the unmistakable Golding hop, along with soft malts and some fruitiness lead the way to a crisp and distinctly bitter finish.
    Kind of beer. Monster Soup SB
    Style. Victorian pale ale
    ABV. 6%
    OG. 1,057
    Colour. golden
    Bitterness. high
    Grains. pale ale barley malt
    Hops. East Kent and Worcester Goldings, Cluster
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain

    Sounds of the Underground festival beer 2017. Nice and mellow blond doordrinker with mango and citrus overtones.
    Kind of beer. Raga
    Style. pseudo-pilsener
    ABV. 5,5%
    OG. 1,052
    Colour. straw
    Bitterness. low
    Grains. pilsner and caramel barley malts, wheat malt
    Hops. Azacca
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain


  • Our Easter beer is a hybrid between an old-fashioned brown ale and a modern IPA; big grapefruity hop aroma backed up by a nutty toffee malt character. Something for old men and witches alike…
    Kind of beer. The Pooka
    Style. India Brown Ale
    ABV. 5,7%
    OG. 1,055
    Colour. brown
    Bitterness. medium-high
    Grains. pale, mild, crystal and chocolate barley malts
    Hops. Summit, Aurora, Chinook, Columbus
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain
    Adjunct. invert sugar

    A proper old-school imperial stout. Pitch black, strong and massively complex. Aromas of liqourice, tar, rum-raisin, dark berries and leather… An all-malt brew with Victorian amounts of hops makes for a full-bodied beer with intense bitterness.
    Kind of beer. Tenebrae
    Style. imperial stout
    ABV. 13,5%
    OG. 1,120
    Colour. black
    Bitterness. very high
    Grains. pale, brown, amber and black barley malts
    Hops. Whitbread Golding Variety, Target
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain


  • Pale ale brewed with Slovenia-grown Chinook hops, giving aromas of grapefruit and peach.
    Kind of beer. Elvamox
    Style. pale ale
    ABV. 5%
    OG. 1,048
    Colour. golden
    Bitterness. medium-high
    Grains. pale and crystal barley malts
    Hops. Chinook, Target
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain

    Stout in the style typical of the countries around the Baltic sea. Malty, nutty, caramelly with a relatively restrained roasted character.
    Kind of beer. Svenne
    Style. Baltic stout
    ABV. 7%
    OG. 1,074
    Colour. black
    Bitterness. medium
    Grains. pale, Munich, caramel and black barley malts
    Hops. Saaz
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain


  • Inspired by the lower strength IPAs of southern England, this southside Amsterdam version is a light and refreshing beer full of floral and spicy hops.
    Kind of beer. Heath
    Style. session IPA
    ABV. 4,5%
    OG. 1,040
    Colour. golden
    Bitterness. medium
    Grains. pale, crystal and amber barley malts
    Hops. Willamette, Saaz, Hallertau Mittelfrüh, Spalt Select, Target
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain

    Brewed to an original recipe from Lees Brewery of Manchester, UK, dated October 19th 1956, this is essentially a pale coloured version of a classic Burton ale. Full-bodied and somewhat sweet, fruity and biscuity with a delicate earthy hop note.
    Kind of beer. Spiral Scratch
    Style. strong ale
    ABV. 6,8%
    OG. 1,070
    Colour. amber
    Bitterness. low
    Grains. pale ale, mild ale, crystal barley malts
    Hops. Fuggle
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain
    Adjuncts. invert sugar no 3, maize


  • Another extinct beer style resurrected, this time in collaboration with Brass Castle Brewery from the UK. Brewed to an original recipe from Rose’s Brewery of Malton, North Yorkshire, dated 19th of October 1895, this is in a style known as AK; essentially a session pale ale in modern vocabulary. A pale and hoppy everyday quaffer.
    Kind of beer. Isaac’s Rose
    Style. AK (light pale ale)
    ABV. 5,5%
    OG. 1,052
    Colour. straw
    Bitterness. medium
    Grains. pale barley malt, rice
    Hops. Hallertau Mittelfrüh, First Gold
    Yeast. dual top fermenting strain
    Adjuncts. invert sugar

    Known as ”mild ale” among the drinkers, ”X ale” (single ale) among the brewers and simply ”English ale” abroad, this was for many decades the most popular drink in the pubs around Britain and also imitated by brewers in other countries. It would eventually transform into the significantly different mild ale we know today, but is long extinct in its original form – until now. Together with beer historian Ron Pattinson we have, with close attention to detail, recreated Whitbread’s standard ale anno 1865; a typical 19th century London mild.
    Kind of beer. Monster Soup X
    Style. X ale
    ABV. 6,5%
    OG. 1,065
    Colour. amber
    Bitterness. medium-high
    Grains. mild ale barley malt
    Hops. East Kent Golding, Cluster, Hallertau Mittelfrüh
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain


  • To celebrate the first five years of tears we have revisited the very first beer we brought to the public back in 2011. A pale ale fermented at elevated temperatures bringing about spicy notes resembling Belgian-style brewing, that together with British malt and Anglo-American hopping makes for …something different.
    Kind of beer. Lost Property Ale
    Style. pale ale
    ABV. 6%
    OG. 1,058
    Colour. amber
    Bitterness. medium-high
    Grains. pale and caramel barley malts
    Hops. First Gold, Chinook, Bramling Cross, Target
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain


    East European aroma hops lend notes of pine resin, lime zest and blood orange while rye malt gives a subtle “bready” quality to this… IPA, ladies and gentlemen.

    Kind of beer. Thunderhoney
    Style. rye IPA
    ABV. 7%
    OG. 1,064
    Colour. amber
    Bitterness. high
    Grains. barley and rye malts
    Hops. Dana, Bobek, Target
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain


  • Tripel strength farmhouse ale; very dry, spicy and citrussy.
    Kind of beer. Far Out
    Style. super-saison
    ABV. 9%
    OG. 1,072
    Colour. golden
    Bitterness. medium
    Grains. barley and oat malts, wheat
    Hops. Admiral, Bramling Cross, Challenger
    Yeast. top fermenting multistrain
    Adjunct. sugar, star anise


    Brewed in the old tradition of March keeping beers, very strong beers meant for aging, this beer is intensely hopped during 3,5 hours of boiling in our direct-fired copper, fermented in open square to reach beyond 10% ABV and finally matured for more than six months before release. This Burton-style barley wine is a very characterful, rich and complex beer where the malty, hoppy and estery elements are elevated to the max. Best savoured on gloomy evenings by the candle light. Warning: This beer may be harmful to IPA drinkers.
    Kind of beer. Old Geezer
    Style. barley wine
    ABV. 10,5%
    OG. 1,107
    Colour. reddish
    Bitterness. high
    Grains. pale barley malt
    Hops. Whitbread Golding, Target
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain

  • A dark, malty sweet beer with notes of black fruits, dates, caramel and liquorice.
    Kind of beer. Broomrider
    Style. bokbier
    ABV. 6,5%
    OG. 1,065
    Colour. red
    Bitterness. low
    Grains. Munich, amber, Vienna, caramel, chocolate barley malts, wheat malt
    Hops. Lubelski
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain


    Lipreader is brewed every year for the winter season. Loads of crystal malt and a dash of Swedish alder-smoked malt make the backbone around which the recipe changes every year.
    This year’s edition is brewed with fruity hop varieties and a measure of roasted malt creating a dark and distinctly fruity beer with notes of citrus, cherries and currants against a backdrop of nutty malt, along with that woody smokiness that is the hallmark of this beer.
    Kind of beer. Lipreader 2016
    Style. winter warmer
    ABV. 7%
    OG. 1,068
    Colour. ruby
    Bitterness. medium
    Grains. pale, caramel, smoked, chocolate barley malts
    Hops. Admiral, Chinook
    Yeast. dual top fermenting strain



  • 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



    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 seventh edition of our La Condition Humaine IPA series is dryhopped with the New Zealand variety Waimea, which brings aromas of grapefruit and mandarin backed by tropical fruit and pine to this dry, crisp and bitter beer.
    Kind of beer. La Condition Humaine VII: The Natives are Restless
    Style. IPA
    ABV. 6,5%
    OG. 1,058
    Colour. golden
    Bitterness. high
    Grains. pilsner and amber barley malts
    Hops. Waimea, Celeia, Bramling Cross, Target
    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.
  • Inspired by the strong, dark, warming ales of Scotland, with an emphasized roasted dimension, this beer has notes of toffee, chocolate, fruitcake, hazelnuts, mocha and liquorice. Brewed for the OCCII cultural centre, Amsterdam.
    Kind of beer. Sl’OCCII 134
    Style. Scotch ale
    ABV. 8,4%
    OG. 1,080
    Colour. red-brown
    Bitterness. medium
    Grains. pale, caramel, brown and chocolate barley malts
    Hops. Progress, Challenger, 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. keeping porter
    ABV. 6,6%
    OG. 1,061
    Colour. black
    Bitterness. medium-high
    Grains. various
    Hops. Northdown
    Yeast. mixed fermentation

    OLD SCRATCHY

    Barrel-aged old ale. Fruity and malty with a complex nose.
    Kind of beer. Old Scratchy
    Style. Old ale
    ABV. 7%
    OG. 1,069
    Colour. amber
    Bitterness. low
    Grains. various
    Hops. Fuggle

vii.  Upcoming beers.


Kind of beer. Description. ABV. Expected release.
Lobby Lud smoked rye beer 5,5% May


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