Brouwerij Troost, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Great stop in my trip to Amsterdam, Brouwerij Troost.  I stopped in with my wife and enjoyed the Honingblond (honey blonde) and my wife actually enjoyed a few sips with me and said she liked it.  That NEVER happens.  She doesn’t like beer.  I attribute it to the lovely honey sweetness that comes through in the beer.  This beer was sweet and strong and a great way to bridge from lunch until dinner.  It fueled us for a walk through Vondelpark.

Brouwerij ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands

I stopped in at Brouwerij ‘t IJ in Aamsterdam, Netherlands.  This is the first brewery I’ve visited in Europe in over 30 years.  What a great time walking around Amsterdam.  And what a beautiful brewery with a windmill right on the river.  The ZATTE tripel was the beer I had to try, being the brewery’s first and flagship beer.  It was delicious and renewed my enthusiasm to better appreciate Belgian styles.  Sweet and strong.