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What beer did I have in Amsterdam?


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What beer did I have in Amsterdam?

CharlestonChow | Jun 1, 2007 09:35 AM

Several years ago my friends and I were in Amsterdam for one leg of our European vacation. All of the bars were apparently tied to one brand exclusively. Every stinking bar served Amstel. Not Amstel Light mind you; but Amstel. At first we were loving it but the novelty soon wore off. So we went off in search of new beer.

We were bicycling around and found a little bar well off the tourist path. It too served just one brand of beer but it was one we had not seen elsewhere. We tried a round and were blown away. So we went three more rounds to ensure we had "sampled" everything this brand had to offer. What I do recall from our inebriated chat with the bartender is that the beer was made in Amsterdam in the windmill just across the canal from the bar. At least two, possibly three, of the four variations had an ostrich on the label. These were really good beers and I would like to find them here in America.

So, does anyone know what brand this may be?


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