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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 PristineWaterSofteners.com 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 reviewbrewery.com; “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.