Sander and Ronald believe their most unique beer is Dark Roast. This beer is based on their very first recipe. Each batch is better than the one before it because, since they use coffee from a local coffee roaster, they can continue to fine-tune the recipe.
Tap takeovers and collaborations
If you are ever at a craft beer festival in the Netherlands, the chances are you will come across Sander and Ronald. The brothers also frequently participate in tap takeovers, which is when a brewer temporarily takes over another brewer’s bar or pub. VandeStreek also likes to collaborate with other brewers, on the one hand, as a learning exercise, to exchange knowledge of ingredients and brewing processes and, on the other, to come up with new flavours.
Favourites from other breweries
The vandeStreek brewers enjoy sampling beers from other breweries. Swingers by Oedipus is one of their personal favourites. Ronald: “It’s nice and light with refreshing and sour flavours. It’s great to see what brewers can achieve with slightly sour beers.” They also love Jack Hammer by Brewdog. “A wonderful explosion of hops with alternating flavours of grass, pine and tropical fruit,” says Sander. Hel en Verdoemenis brewed by the De Molen Brewery in Bodegraven is another favourite. Sander and Ronald grew up not far from this brewery (Alphen aan de Rijn) and the De Molen Brewery used to be their local brewer. “De Molen’s stouts are some of the best in the world,” according to the brothers.