Brouwerij 't IJ has been brewing unique Amsterdam specialty beer since 1985. Musician Kasper Peterson founded the company after becoming acquainted with Belgian beer styles. As a member of the band Door Mekaar, he regularly performed in Belgium and developed an above-average interest in the beer from the southern neighbours. He then realised similar specialty beers were hardly brewed in the Netherlands, so decided to do it himself.
"The first beer that came out of our tanks in 1985 and therefore the classic of Brouwerij 't IJ. It is a tripel, which, according to Belgian tradition, includes heavier blond beers. De Zatte more than lives up to this. It is a strong light blond beer with a smell of fresh fruit and here and there a hint of grain. The taste is slightly sweet and ends in a fine dry aftertaste. A delicious beer to enjoy at any time of the year".