OHIM: A Yellow Canary with a Red Star

Rotterdam is a beautiful city - no joking - and just got better with the opening of two brew pubs: THOMS Stadsbrouwerij and De Gele Kanarie (The Yellow Canary). As you may know I am a firm believer of this concept: in this day and age, local, accessible and small-scale businesses are a big thing ...

Fine dining with fine beer at Bar ALT

Finally - fine dining, paired with beautiful beers, can now also be done in Amsterdam. Copenhagen, San Francisco, Brussel and New York have been having it for years. Amsterdam did have a few places taking beer seriously: Lieve (now Spingaren) and Restaurant Dwars, where chef Jo Vaessen worked with local ingredients and dito beers. Perhaps ...

TGIF – Beer in numbers, and what exactly is ‘quality’?

Every year, the American Craft Brewers Conference offers instructive insights into the market where the beer revolution originated - the revolution that also inspired hundreds of new brewers and breweries and thousands of consumers in Europe, who all suddenly did understand that there is more than pils, blond, triple and witbier alone. More than 13,000 ...