Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dutch Days, Dutch Beer

Today marks the start of the annual 5 Dutch Days festival, a city-wide collaboration celebrating the continuous influence of Dutch art and culture in New York City. To honor Nieuw Amsterdam's beer heritage - the first brewery was established here by the Dutch in 1612 - Jimmy's No. 43 will be pouring 7 Dutch beers all week.

Can you spot the brewery?

When:  2-6 November
Where:  Jimmy's No. 43, 43 E. 7th St.

The beers:
  • Christoffel Blond Bier (on draft) - robust, dry-hopped pilsner, considered to be the best in the Benelux according to beer writer Tim Webb, 6%
  • De Molen Molenbier (draft) - English-style strong ale, 9.2%
  • De Molen Cease & Desist (draft) - Russian imperial stout, formerly known as both Rasputin and Disputin, 10.7%
  • De Molen Pek & Veren (bottles) - smoked beer brewed with peat-smoked malt, 8%
  • De Molen/Pattinson Triple SSS Stout (bottles) - a collaboration between De Molen and beer historian Ron Pattinson brewed from a 1914 recipe from London, 10.3%
  • Drie Horne Bananatana (bottles) - brewed with bananas and sultana raisins, 7%
  • Klein Duimpje Porter (bottles) - traditional British-style porter, 5.5%

The tiny brewhouse at De Molen. They produce a whopping 5 hectoliters of beer a year.

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