OHIM – How many breweries can a city have?

It is a remarkable thought: Amsterdam, the capital city of The Netherlands, never really played a significant role in brewing. That is to say: of course it was by far the largest Dutch beer producing city in medieval times, but the beer the city made was largely sent away via the East India Company – ...

Beer Passion and the Passion of Beer: one weekend, two faces

The past weekend, the last weekend of June 2016, was both an epic as well as a confusing beer weekend. Limiting myself to just two of the beery things that went on in Europe those three days, the contrast couldn’t have been bigger. We saw Beer Passion executed in Antwerp and Amsterdam – and it ...

Oedipus Brewing organizes Internationaal Bier Festival this summer!

This July the first edition of Oedipus International Beer Festival will take place in Amsterdam and it promises to become a legendary beer event. Participating breweries will be an eclectic mix of genuine Craft Breweries from Europe and the United States. Expect great beer, great food, ditto music and art against the background of Amsterdam ...

In de Wildeman celebrates 30th anniversary – why I love this bar!

In de Wildeman celebrated its 30th anniversary this week – that is to say, they kicked a year of festivities off with a massive party – and I feel like it’s my birthday. I simply adore this bar it ranks in the higher regions of my top three of best bars in the world and ...

Beer Bloggers Conference comes to Amsterdam!

Friday August 19 and Saturday August 20, Amsterdam will be hosting the fourth edition of the European Beer Bloggers Conference. This is the yearly get-together of leading bloggers to dive deep into a local beer scene – and with Dutch breweries rapidly making a name for them, it is no surprise the organizers decided to ...