De Bierfabriek (the beer factory) is a restaurant and bar in the center of Amsterdam in a random office building on the Rokin. They have a very small menu with only a few salades, three or four main courses and some snacks.
Why you go to a place called the beer factory is, of course, the beer. Even that they don’t have many on the menu, only three. But what’s cool is that they brew those themselves!
A deep brown porter (not black!) with a very smooth profile. Maybe a bit too smooth! Quite some grain flavours with a little bit of that roasted kernels thing going on.
An orange-red ale with a light hoppiness in it. A little too unpronounced for me, but a very nice and very drinkable beer anyway.
A beer they brew to their own recipe at the Alfa brewery in Limburg. This is their regular beer and sold too much to brew in house.
I only tried the Nero and the Rosse, and their very nice, with a good body to them. I think they use quite a bit of malt to get the sweetness they want, without adding too much sugar. It did smell a bit yeasty like my own brews did before they were bottle conditioned.
For dinner I had a grilled spatchcock, which was very good and before that we had some snacks with a few beers. All in all a very good place to go for a quick bite or with a club of friends. This might just happen this summer, as I’m planning to do a brewery tour through Amsterdam (and we’re not going to the Heineken Experience).