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THE BEERS

We love to experiment and brew many different beer styles in our brewery. Each beer is the result of the careful combination of passion, experience and prime ingredients. Every glass you pour contains a beer that is distinctly different from your last, and its exciting flavours will leave you wanting more!
The Wassenaar Series includes classical beer styles with a twist. These beers get their names from nature reserves in Wassenaar.
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Czech Pilsner

Lucious larks, dancing calves and fluttering butterflies; these were the inspiration for the "Bron van Lentevreugd".
Named after the lively northern natural reserve, this beer is bursting with the joy of spring.  It is a tip-top Pilsner brewed with near pure water and Czech hops. 
Where tulip bulbs used to grow we now find a paradise for nature. A natural spring comes up from the dunes which gives life to many different animals.

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Witbier

A classic wheat beer, brewed with a Wassenaar beat, in memory of our beach, in the west of Wassenaar; The Wassenaarse Slag. This beer is ideal to drink with your feet in the sand, sunglasses on, or under the umbrella. A little twist on the classic recipe, we use pine tops for this beer in addition to coriander and orange peels. These remind the drinker of the pine trees in the forest of the Ganzenhoek, where the beachgoer cycles or drives on the way to the coast.

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Blond

‘Duinen in een del’ is a forgotten Dutch expression for sagging in a dune valley. When the wind blows away the marram grass in the dunes, a beautiful quiet spot remains in the dune.

The ideal place to sink into the sand, with a view of the fens where we get our brewing water. Doe mij 'n del is a tempting blond beer from the Meijendel dune area, south of Wassenaar. This is where Dunea purifies the water we use in our brewery.

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Tripel

A balanced tripel in which we use three different grains: barley malt, wheat and oats. This gives the beer more character, but also an improved drinkability, the oats help the beer to flow very softly through the mouth. This only entails a great danger, the drinker notices the 8% alcohol in the bottle too late. Like a blow from the windmill blade, the “Of je Wind Lust?!” sneaky look, and can cause quite a headache. The beer is inspired by windmill De Windlust, anno 1668, in the center of Wassenaar.

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(Gluten-Free) NEIPA

Named after the majestic Horsten in the east. This beer offers a harmonious balance of fruity aromas and a soft texture, as a tribute to the enchanting beauty of the blooming Lilac Mountain (Seringenberg). “Hoppende Horsten” is brewed within our Wassenaar series. A series of beers based on beautiful places in Wassenaar. Where you can relax and enjoy what nature has to offer. For the series, we use our own yeast as much as possible, which reflects the distinctive character of the beers, and our town.

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The international series are based on beer styles from all over the world. We recreate existing beer styles while adding our own interpretation. The beers are brewed using local brewing techniques or by addition of native ingredients. We strive to recreate exciting beer styles that challenge your taste buds.

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Red IPA

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness."

"All men are equal". Fortunately that does not apply to beer. We think that our Lady Liberty for example, is pretty special - covered by a beautiful head it is a deep red and wonderfully balanced beer, with a nice body and a fruity bitterness. The colour is achieved by using 5 differently roasted barley malts, whilst the aroma comes from typical fruity American hops. The specialised yeast is imported from America, it helps to balance each wonderful flavour perfectly.

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Steam Beer

Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold from the American River! 

That was the cry that started the California gold rush in 1848. But it wasn't long before the gold prospectors were getting thirsty for a different type of gold. Currently there are more breweries in the Golden state than in the rest of the U.S.A. It started with German Pilsner brewers who tried their luck with the gold they knew about. In their tradition we have brewed our California Gold. Using caramel malts we achieved a golden coloured beer which thanks to its American hops, including El Dorado, and utilising Californian fermentation principles, has a full flavour and a fresh citrus and flowery aroma. Just as the first gold diggers caught the gold fever, one glass of California Gold will have you coming back for more.

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French Blonde

You can now stay home for the Route du Soleil. Our blonde takes you to southern France, specifically to Aramits, a small town at the bottom of the Pyrenees. This town is the name-giver to one of the fierce musketeers, but also to the Aramis hops. The Blonde d'été is brewed using only this exclusive hop. Her delicate aroma has been supplemented with coriander and lemongrass, giving this blonde a fresh bouquet with a slightly peppered temperament.

The ultimate summer beer.

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Russian Imperial Stout

It is our brewing philosophy that a good beer should be like a Matryoshka doll. You will keep finding new layers. That complexity and surprise you will especially find in our Russian stout, with bitter notes and hints of coffee and chocolate popping round with each sip. This heavy dark beer is not only enjoyable when you can skate on the Neva, you can savour it all year round. Would Tzar Peter still be alive he would definitely have travelled back to The Netherlands to quench his legendary thirst with this beer.

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OUR AWARD WINNING STOUT

The brewer's favourites series allows us to experiment in the search for exciting new flavours. As professional beer entrepreneurs (read: we drink a lot of beer) we come across thrilling creative projects or combinations by other brewers, our suppliers or our fans. If the idea seems cool enough, we will start experimenting to (re)create these projects. We may build a beer around a specific ingredient, an almost unknown beer style or just a flavour concept.
and Brewer's (Wife's) Favourites
Next to the Brewer's favourites, we also have the Brewer's Wife's favourites. We named these beers after awesome female scientists. We want to stimulate women in science, like the brewer's wife, so we donate part of those beer's profits to VHTO. Check them out on www.vhto.nl
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#01 - Double Dry Hopped New England India Pale Ale

(DDH-NEIPA)

This brewer’s favourite number one is a New England DIPA with rare ‘Eclipse’ hops at the base. This was combined with ‘Galaxy’ and ‘ Citra Cryo’. The verdant IPA yeast adds an even bolder bouquet. A fruity combination to make your lights go out.

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#02 (Brewer's Wife's Favourite) - Hibiscus Kettle Sour

In honour of Rosalind Franklin, we brewed a fresh kettle sour using Rose Mallow (hibiscus). It was dry hopped with Lemon Drop and Barbe Rouge to amplify the refreshing tartness.

We named this beer after an awesome female scientist. We want to stimulate women in science, like the brewer's wife, so we donate part of this beer's profits to VHTO. Check them out on www.vhto.nl

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#03 - West Coast Session IPA

Skirt hunter is a 4% session IPA brewed in honour of the wedding of the brewer's sister and Robert. Rob is Scottish, so was wearing a kilt at the wedding. Whatever you are into, on a wedding like that there is always a skirt to hunt after.

It was brewed with Cascade, Azzaca and the new HBC 522, a combination we purposefully chose to get lots of citrus aroma in the beer.

A very refreshing IPA, ideal for parties!

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#04 - Brown Ale

Black and Yellow displays some amazing malts. Next to Rye and Spelt, we used new malts reminiscent of honey, toffee, and coffee. It was fermented with US-05, a yeast known for being clean, to bring out the grain flavours.

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#05 (Brewer's Wife's Favourite) - Pale Ale

For Lise is brewed for Lise Meitner, who never received her part of the Nobel Prize for the discovery of Nuclear Fission. It’s brewed solely with Styrian Kolibri, which makes this an easy-drinking beer with a rich fruity hop aroma.

 

We named this beer after an awesome female scientist. We want to stimulate women in science, like the brewer's wife, so we donate part of this beer's profits to VHTO. Check them out on www.vhto.nl

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#06 - Dark Lager

Stonemason’s Tribute is a rich Czech-style dark lager, honouring Daniil’s Father and all hard-working stonemasons. Crafted with select malts, its deep flavours meet easy drinkability - the perfect after-work brew to unwind and toast to resilience.

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#07 (Brewer's Wife's Favourite) - Gose

Not so sweet Caroline is named after Caroline Herschel, considered to be the first female scientist to be paid. She and her brother were astronomers and discovered many comets and even the planet Uranus. Her regional beer was Gose, which has since found new followers all over the world.

 

We named this beer after an awesome female scientist. We want to stimulate women in science, like the brewer's wife, so we donate part of this beer's profits to VHTO. Check them out on www.vhto.nl

Collaborations are a great way for brewers to get together, share their knowledge and experiment with new beer styles.
This allows us to generate creative ideas to brew unique one-off beers; so get them whilst you can!
We've collaborated with brewers across the Netherlands and even internationally.
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Imperial Weizen

In 2015 the Beer Geeks Facebook group lost a prominent member to the muscle disease ALS. As a result it was decided in 2018 to brew a beer with as many Dutch breweries as possible. All revenue was for Stichting ALS (the Dutch ALS foundation).

Since 2018 this club of beer fanatics have organised the Beer Geeks Beat ALS event, with a new beer every year. So far this has generated over €300,000 for Stichting ALS.

This Imperial Weizen is the beer for 2024! Unfortunately still needed due to the lack of any medicine or remedy for this deadly muscle disease. The Beer Geeks will not stop until the world is rid of ALS.

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Italian Pilsner

These beers are dry-hopped lagers, expect a harmony between malty flavours and fruity hop aroma that puts a smile on your face.

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