If you’re a beer lover like we are, you can’t go
wrong in Amsterdam. Amsterdam based beer
brands are popping up like mushrooms, so we
decided to share our summer favorites with you.

Pieper Bier – Instock & Brouwerij Troost
It’s no secret that Dutch people are potato eaters,
Van Gogh even said so himself. But now you can
DRINK your potatoes with the new Pieper Bier.
It’s a pale ale made from potatoes that would
otherwise be thrown away by supermarkets due
to overproduction. A great way to prevent
food waste, without having to lift a finger.

Mannenliefde (men love) – Oedipus
Since we are pro-love, this beer couldn’t
miss on our list. The label – a man breast
with heart shaped chest hair – does not look
tasty, but looks are deceiving. Mannenliefde
has an alcohol percentage of six, but the
citrus and pepper flavor gives the beer a fresh

A(AH) – Butcher’s Tears
A(AH) was deservedly the official beer for the
Sounds of the Underground (SOTU-) festival.
Forest fruits with floral notes seem to be the
theme of this summer-y blonde ale.

Gin Weizen – Gebrouwen door Vrouwen
(Brewed by women)
Move over Gin Tonic, Gin Weizen beer is here.
The beer is made in the one and only brewery
in Amsterdam ran by women and has a gin tasteCRAZY_GIRLS-32 to it.
We like ourselves some girl power, so the
Gin Weizen is definitely a beer you’ll see us
sipping at the park.

I.P.A. – Brouwerij ‘t IJ
Brouwerij ‘t IJ knows their beer, so we weren’t
surprised when the introduced I.P.A.. The beer
is a 7% pale ale with the fruity and bitter
aftertaste of grapefruit. What makes the beer
even better is that you can drink it at their
terrace beneath a mill. Does it get any Dutcher
than that?

GAJES – Bruut
Recently crowned as the best Dutch bier
of 2016, this beer is a must-try. It’s a bitter
firmly dry-hopped beer with hints of citrus
and coriander. As the website says: GAJES
is ‘not for pussies’.
Image source: Emil Eralp
Text: Ashley Doogan