seangm wrote:Picked up this year's Amsterdam Flight Pack as it contains Tempest. However it also contains their Kerstmis Bier doppelbock with retro graphics, from what I can find this is a resurrection of a discontinued beer from the early 2000s. Amsterdam is funny in that I can't find any mention of it on their website or social media, but it's in the pack.
Curious if anyone remembers that one, it's a bit before my craft beer drinking days.
Edit: Upon closer inspection now that I'm home, it seems they've revived the name and label but it's now a 10.5% Belgian-style dark ale brewed with curacao orange and spices. Either way, sounds interesting.
I remember Kerstmis! Feels like from the same era as Dogbolter. I saw that on the LCBO site and also went looking for it on their site, but nothing. Odd.
Edit: I Googled Kerstmis Beer and of course found an old page on Bar Towel. Here's what it said about the Amsterdam beers of yore. It's so wild that back then a brewery would release a new beer on an annual basis.
The store offers merchandise, and of course beer, in single bottles available for any combination or number of mixing in 6, 12 and 24 packs. Two of their beers, Natural Blonde and Nut Brown Ale, are also available in LCBO and Beer Stores, but their other brands are on-site only, and they are the most interesting of their beers. They are: Natural Light and Dutch Amberand the locally-famous Framboise. Amsterdam has also been known to produce some seasonals, including: Spring Bock, Oktoberfest, Wheat Beer, and Kerstmis Bier.
In 1999, Amsterdam unveiled a new beer (available in draught and bottled at the brewery), Dogbolter. This interestingly-named brew existed once during the old brewpub days, was brought to life for the new millennium. This beer has since been discontinued.
In 2000, Amsterdam unveiled another new brew, a strong lager named Avalanche.
Another beer has been released in 2001, a throwback to the brewpub days. Scotch Ale, an always anticipated winter seasonal from the Rotterdam, has been revived by the Amsterdam. It is now available in bottles at the brewery.