As part of this business trip, my company arranged for a group beer tasting at Browerij de 7 Deugden (aka the Brewery of 7 Virtues) just outside Amsterdam. This was a true small business at it's best. The operation was being run out of the owner's garage!A Dutch flag waved outside the door.
We moved on to the actual brewing facility in the garage where they are able to brew 1000 liters a day. It was fascinating to see the full life cycle of beer production. We've done a number of tours like this over the years but this is the first small, family owned operation that we'd seen. It was fantastic to see someone follow their passion and make a success out of something they love.
We finished up with this really dark stout.Amsterdam coming to an end.