Throughout our brewing career we have produced many specials. To keep it fun, but at the same time also to create unique beers. Below you will find an ever-growing list of our one-off brews.
How many have you tried?
To celebrate the 50th birthday of Wassenaar's most famous inhabitant, King Willem-Alexander, we produced a tasty orange coloured pilsner.
Using Czech yeast and 5.0 grams of Kazbek hops per litre, we created a fruity bottom-fermented beer. During boiling and fermentation we used the peel of oranges as an extra twist.
The orange peel added a surprising bitterness, but at the same time a wonderful aroma.
Together with Bierista.nl we brewed and distributed 2000 litres of this special present throughout The Netherlands.
It was a great adventure and we are proud to have reached national press with our beer.
The name was chosen from a massive amount of contributions to the name-giving competition we started.
Willem V.0 was a great success, but unfortunately the King only turns 50 once! Long live the king!
This was the original Blonde d'été. More info there!
Irish Export Stout
The Irish brewed a special extra heavy stout to export to far-away countries. We made our stout with extra coffee-like roasted malts because as brewers we need a lot of coffee when we go on long trips. The beer was sold exclusively to Stadsbrouwhuis Leiden and tapped during the winter-beer festival at the Scheltema in 2017.
Wedding Whisky Weizener
Also a wedding special, but this time a wheat beer with added whisky malt. This malt is produced by burning peat and allowing the smoke to pass through the malt during production. This gives the malt it's special flavour. Most of the whisky hints came out in the aroma of this beer.
New Zealand Saison
Another beer brewed for the Stadsbrouwhuis in Leiden. For their opening in April 2016 they asked if we could produce a blonde beer which would fit well with
Of course we were up to the challenge! We decided to brew a saison, with the renowned Nelson Sauvin hops.
Using this hop and a saison yeast which are known for their dry fermentation we made a beer which tasted like a white wine. Although very successful we will have to wait a while to produce this beer again, because the hops are very rare and difficult to obtain for a bigger batch. We only produced 100 litres this time round, it was one of the last batches in our old 50L brewing system.
One might argue that all our beers we made in 2015 were specials. With a production capacity of 2600 litres we were still experimenting with each new batch of our "core" range.