"Brouwerij t'IJ" Brouwerij 't IJ Brewery Tip by Jeroen020

Brouwerij 't IJ Brewery, Amsterdam: 3 reviews and 8 photos


A brewery under a windmill in Amsterdam, there must be a mouse in there somewhere. As well as the brewery there is a 'proeflokaal', or tasting room which is a very basic bar, although there is a fantastic collection of beer bottles around the room. To accompany the beer, you can buy the ubiquitous cheese and salami or nuts, which it has to be said are the perfect companion to some of the stronger brews.
The brewery is built in what used to be a bathhouse, which was still used until the early '80s. The bar is open for very limited hours, three till eight Wednesday through Sunday, with free brewery tours on Friday at four. The beer output is approximately 180,000 litres per year, and they don't seem to have a problem selling that, hence the short opening hours.

The brewery was started by a gentleman called Kasper, who used the money that he had earned from a couple of Dutch top twenty hits as capital. The brewery was opened in October '85, and by November the first brew, Zatte, had been produced.

The brewery now produces five regular beers, three seasonal beers and a special beer, Vlo, for De Bierkoning (off-license), although I have spotted this beer available on draft in Belgique. There is a definitely a common theme to all the t'Ij beers which is possibly down to the yeast.

Directions: Funenkade 7

othercontact: http://www.rugbycamra.org.uk/Rug
Theme: Eating and Drinking

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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