craft beer in amsterdam


Serve craft beer during your Christmas dinner!

13 December 2015

the craft beer stores in Amsterdam that you should know about

At Yourlbb we love food and beer… and by beer we mean craft beers. Not so long ago I did a beer & food tasting at Restaurant Dwars and ever since I drink more often beer when I am out for dinner. Beer and food match really well together! Surprise your guests with a Christmas dinner with a different craft beer every course. Invite all your friends, work hard in the kitchen and don’t forget to pay a visit to one of the craft beer stores. We listed the spots in Amsterdam where you can buy craft beers.

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>> The Beertree >> craft beer in Amsterdam >>

The Beertree has a selection of 200 international beers selected from over 25 different countries. They also have a very cool system the ”growler”. Translated by the aussies as:  a bloody good way to get beer around town, to parties and into ya! We just think it’s easy, the beer is cold and you can get a refill. Also you don’t have to carry a lot of small bottles around :-)
Jan Pieter Heijestraat 148 / Eerste van der Helsstraat 53H – west / de pijp –

>> bierkoning >> craft beer IN AMSTERDAM >>

De Bierkoning is a concept in Amsterdam for more then 30 years. The shop is located in the centre of Amsterdam and they sell 1500 different types of craft beers! And that makes De Bierkoning one of the biggest beer sellers in the world! Perfect to score beers for your Christmas dinner. Do you need some advice about the beers? The staff can help you!
Paleisstraat 125 – centrum –

>> slagerij de wit >> craft beer IN AMSTERDAM >>

Get meat and beer at one spot! Slagerij de Wit is a butcher who is wel known for quality, sausages and culinary expertise. The butcher can help you pick the right sauce, garnituren or give advice about preparations of the meat itself. Last but not least, they also sell crafted beers to go with your Christmas meal, ideal!
Wakkerstraat 13 – oost –


>> sterk amsterdam >> craft beer IN AMSTERDAM >>

For amazing local and international beers you should go to Sterk, the night shop in Amsterdam West. Did you forget to buy beers for Christmas? No need to panic! sterk is open every day until 01.00 en in weekends even until 03.00!
De Clerqstraat 7 – west – 

>> craft & draft >> craft beer IN AMSTERDAM >>

Are you not sure what you would like to prep for your guests? Go to Craft & Draft for the the all round experience. This spot is a bar and a shop, perfect to try the beers out and them being able to buy them for at home. My advice: do your food shopping first so you know exactly what you will be making for dinner. Then find out which beer suits which dish. You can get small bottles of beer but also a 1 liter bottle, the growler!
Overtoom 417 – west –

 >> TIP: beer & food >> craft beer IN AMSTERDAM >>

Here is some advice to make the perfect beer & food combinations. Just to make life more easy for you :-)

  • Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier with toast, tomato and pata negra
  • Petrus Red Aged met worst with marinated olives and dried mulberry
  • India Pale Ale with grilled salmon or chicken
  • Budels Honing goes well with a sweet dessert
  • St. Bernardus Abt 12 for a dessert with pure chocolate

Enjoy your beer and food Christmas dinner!

PSSSST… did you see our other new lists yet?
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>> Restaurants in Amsterdam East
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