International BIER Research (in progress)
Head straight to the Brouwerij ‘t IJ. It’s easy to find as it sits under a large windmill. If you walk from the central train station to the museum one is almost half way there.
The hours are unpub-like 3:00 – 8:00 pm but the environment is friendly, social, and local. It’s a no frills drinking place whose main focus is beer production. Brewing 2000 liter batches one gets an intimate beverage.
The next spot for on-the-premise brewed beer is Amsterdamse Stoombierbrouwerij “De Bekeerde Suster near Nieuwmarkt. Great people watching spot. We saw a man get arrested for telling a couple they were in love. A wit is the recommended style to order.
Home to kolsch the city’s unique take on beer and beer service. Served cold and frosty in small easyily drinkable quantities of 20 cl.