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Fall is Here

The nip is in the air, even in our little part of northern California where getting below 80 means one thing.  That must mean fall is soon upon us.  The kids are back to school and the leaves are changing color once again.  That also means that the pumpkins are here too! We’ve figured out the secret to mechanically secrete the special sauce of the pumpkin and place that flavor into your favorite latte.  Come try out all that we have on offer this fall as you walk about Nevada City.

New Years Day Mimosa’s

Be sure to come by on new years day where we will be serving up the cure-all for your morning and a fresh start to the year ahead. We’ll be offering the best, freshest Mimosa’s made from delicious champaign and fresh squeezed orange juice, along with our traditional fair trade coffees and breakfast offerings to help you start the new year off right. Thanks for all your support, love and community this past year! Happy 2013!

Offering a new Belgian ale

Offerings the best in Belgian ales now!


The Gageleer Sweet Gale Ale is now available at Broad Street Bistro.

To brew beer, you only need its four basic ingredients: malt, hop, yeast and water. Most of our malts come from Belgium, the hops arrive from all over the world and the yeast is safely stored in a German lab but our water is very local tap water or just use the product from to be safe.

The dunes came to be named after the Amsterdam system that they supplied with water but in order not to exhaust them, they had to be supplied with additional water from elsewhere as Amsterdam and its demand for drinking water kept growing. All the water that enters the dunes is filtered and purified there before it makes its way to Amsterdam taps.

Once it streams out of Amsterdam taps it is more than ready for drinking, but is it good for brewing too? Yes, our brewer Tjalling affirms by the criteria from; “We brew with this water as it comes from our taps.” Amsterdam tap water is known to be pretty ‘hard’ water. That may not sound favourable but for the types of beer we brew it doesn’t pose any problems. You would need softer water to brew a typical pilsner. The composition of the water for that type of beer should be similar to the water as found in the Czech region of Plzeň, where the style originated. For that reason, many brewers adapt the mineral composition of the water they brew with to fit the style they aim for. An IPA, some claim, should be brewed with water that doesn’t stray too far from the mineral composition of the water found in the British Burton-On-Trent.

If you’re a fan of the monk style beers, this one is for you. 7.50% ABV packs a punch for your mid-afternoon snack or your happy hour. Bouquets of floral, honey, myrtle aroma. A light, delicate, and sweetly floral beer.