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About Brouwerij Troost

In 2013 we started brewing in our first brewery in the Amsterdam Pijp. Today, we manufacture award-winning beers and soda’s, and from the leftover beer we distill gin and jenever (Dutch gin). Our breweries are located in beautifull historic buildings on several sites in Amsterdam. For our production we use our own facilities and use locally grown, organic ingredients, which are better for our beer and our planet. Doing so is definitely not the easy route, but it makes it all the more fun!

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People Planet Pils

Organic

In Decemer 2019 our brewery became fully organic. This means that the raw materials used in our beers must meet strict requirements.

Instead of using chemical fertilizer, organic farmers actively combat soil degradation by stimulating a living culture of microorganisms in the soil. Pests are controlled with the help of natural enemies, and by doing so, the farmers increase the biodiversity in the area. This creates balance both below and above ground that is much more sustainable than in conventional agriculture. We believe that a glass of beer tastes even more delicious when you know that the earth was harmed as little as possible during its creation. That’s why we brew all our beers with organic ingredients.

Our Circular and Social mission

Of course we use green energy, but we go one step further: we recover the energy from our cooling water and use it to brew new beers. Our beers are delivered in trolleys that run on electricity or biogas. We offer workplaces to people with a distance to the labor market and we are a recognized training company. We also reuse as many residual products from our brewing process as possible. For example, we have partners who make all kinds of other products from it, such as granola or soap, and from what remains, energy is generated again. Where possible, we use packaging that is reusable. Think, for example, of stainless steel kegs that can be used time and time again. If that is not possible, we look for packaging that you can easilly recycle. That is why we have switched to cans instead of bottles. We want to get off the gass as soon as possible. So step by step we are going to replace our heaters with electric cushions. We will generate the steam from our brewing installation with green electricity.

Honingblond

Wild bees are having great trouble surviving. Species are dying because the pesticides that are used in conventional farming are toxic to them, and their habitats are being taken over by monoculture or urban areas. Yet bees are responsible for a great part of life on earth. According to Einstein, humankind wouldn’t even outlast this species for longer than four years. Luckily, we can still lend the bees a hand by creating more bee habitat and by buying food that has been grown and manufactured without the use of pesticides. That is why for every glass of Honingblond beer you drink, we contribute to projects aimed at increasing biodiversity in the city.

Want to see bees up close? We have our very own bee colony living on our brewpub’s patio in De Pijp. Come over for a meet & greet!

Brouwerij Troost and the StreetSmart Project

During the months of November and December, you can support StreetSmart by dining at one of our brewpubs. Streetsmart is an initiative by Amsterdam-based catering entrepreneurs. Internationally, the project has proven its succes in supporting projects for the homeless, families who are on the verge of ending up on the street and people with mental health issues.

Since we care about StreetSmart all year round, we invite a family over for dinner at Brouwerij Troost once a month. These families normally do not have the means to go out to dinner. A small gesture which results in a great night out!

We also produce a low-alcohol beer for streetsmart which they use to raise money at other pubs and restaurants for the same cause, ofcourse!

 

 

 

Why we can

Cans are lighter and more compact than disposable glass bottles. They require less energy to produce and the aluminum they are made of can be recycled indefinitely without any loss of quality.

Cans can also be stacked much more compactly and much lighter. As a result, not only we, but also our suppliers, save more than 40% on our transport movements and thus considerably on CO2 emissions.

Because they are light and airtight, cans are also much better for the beer and in addition, they get cold quickly in the refrigerator.

In short: cans are better for the environment and better for our beer!

Local and Fresh

At Troost we prefer to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible.

That is why we do not do lengthy transports, but we brew everything locally and, with our sustainable partner Rederij Kees, deliver our beers to local retailers and catering establishments in the city. Naturally, we do this emission-free and on biogas where possible.

In this way we not only limit our CO2 emissions, but also keep control over the freshness of our beer. For example, our beer always tastes like it comes straight from our brewing kettles and that is the best.

Guided Tours

Of course we like to show you how we brew our beer, so you can take a tour in our brewery in the Westergasfabriek!

Every Saturday we organize a full tour through our stainless steel jungle and of course you can take a can of beer with you afterwards to enjoy at home!

Please book your spot in advance. Check our prices and availability via westergas@brouwerijtroost.nl

Locations

De Pijp

Cornelis Troostplein 21

1072 JJ Amsterdam

tel: (020) 760 58 20

e-mail: depijp@brouwerijtroost.nl

 

Westergas

Pazzanistraat 25-27

1014 DB Amsterdam

tel: (020) 737 10 28 

e-mail: westergas@brouwerijtroost.nl

 

Oud West

Bilderdijkstraat 205 hs

1053 KT Amsterdam

tel: (020) 214 9607

e-mail: oudwest@brouwerijtroost.nl

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