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Beer sellers: De Bierkoning, Amsterdam

First published in Beers of the World October 2008

De Bierkoning bierwinkel, Amsterdam

Amsterdam has always had a good line in pubs with its celebrated bruine cafés oozing traditional gezelligheid (cosiness, homeliness). But a couple of decades ago you’d have been lucky to find anything other than a foaming but bland Dutch pils with […]

Schelde Schoenlappertje

Beer sellers: De Bierkoning

ABV: 5% Origin: ’s-Gravenpolder, Zeeland, Netherlands (now at Meer, Antwerpen, Vlaanderen) Website: www.scheldebrouwerij.nl

Scheldebrouwerij 't Schoenlappertje

Scheldebrouwerij is that rare thing, a microbrewery that moved countries. Founded by home brewers Kees van Loenhout and Peter van der Eijnden in 1994, it was originally in Zeeuwse-Vlaanderen, a detached southern exclave […]

Molen 1914 Porter

Beer sellers: De Bierkoning

ABV: 5.8% Origin: Bodegraven, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Website: www.brouwerijdemolen.nl

De Molen 1914 Porter

Another of the impressive range of porters and stouts to have emerged from under the “ark dove” windmill in Bodegraven, this limited edition beer was produced in 2008 by brewer Menno Olivier and beer historian Ron Pattinson, based […]

IJ Speciale Vlo Amsterdams Biobier

Beer sellers: De Bierkoning

ABV: 7% Origin: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Website: www.brouwerijhetij.nl

't IJ Speciale Vlo Amsterdams Biobier

From one of the Netherlands’ best established and most consistently good micros, this is a decidedly local beer, commissioned from ’t IJ on Amsterdam’s Funenkade by the Bierkoning beer shop by the Dam, not more than […]

St Christoffel Christoffel Blond

Bières sans frontières, Great British Beer Festival 2007. For more selections see previous post. Beer sellers: De Bierkoning

ABV: 6% Origin: Roermond, Limburg, Netherlands Website: www.christoffelbier.nl

St Christoffel Christoffel Blond

Another of the Netherlands’ most outstanding beers, this is the flagship brew of St Christoffel, founded by Leo Brand, scion of the Brand […]

Schans Van Vollenhoven & Co's Extra Stout

Bières sans frontières, Great British Beer Festival 2007. Top Tastings 2008. For more selections see previous post. Beer sellers: De Bierkoning

ABV: 7% Origin: Uithoorn, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Website: www.schansbier.nl

Van Vollenhoven poster

Van Vollenhoven’s Extra Stout is arguably one of the best beers currently produced in the Netherlands, and it’s also a piece of […]