Wow, what a place. The firts time you enter this church, you will be flabbergasted! The view of the 2 brew kettles is stunning.
Find tyourself a place and tast several beers (they have actually small tasting glasses) before yout try the beer/food pairings in the restaurant. Not just the standard breweryfood, but sophisticated dishes.
Technicaly it is a brewpub, but that would be a to simple statement. The Jopenbeers are brewed here, but it is much more. The place is a church, not just the building but it also is a shrine for Craft beer. They serve their own beers and some guestbeers (the staff told me they want to increase guestbeer on bottels). The restaurant is on the first floor and serves a good beer food combination. Next to that they tend to arrange masterclasses of beer in combination with food as cheese, chocolate and oysters. A real church for beer, love coming there.
Perfect place! Located in the building of the former cathedral it offers some 20+ brews, 12 of which come on tap. All taps are wonderful - ranging from perfect renditions of classics to something really experimental.
Hemmie (1) Spijkenisse, Netherlands | March 16, 2013
Nice place with good beers.
ivangoli (36) Milano, Italy | December 12, 2012| Updated November 7, 2013
Nice brewpub right in the centre of Haarlem. Very good beers and amazing mood. A must to go.
Ambientazione spettacolare nel ventre di uníanticha chiesa, nel centro della graziosa cittadina di Haarlem. Le birre sono ottime (quando ci sono venuto non conoscevo nemmeno Jopen) e il cibo pure. Motivi per non andarci? Assolutamente nessuno. Allora andateci.
The brewery, restaurant, pub, bar, tasting room are all inside a renovated/refurbished old church.
Excellent atmosphere, visitors of all ages and gender coming together to enjoy great awarded beers. Michael Jackson (the English beer legend) spoke highly of Jopen beers. Food also on high level. Especially Friday and Saturday evenings are fully loaded with people.
Jopen beers is poured during lotís of Dutch beer festivals, like the yearly Bock Beer Fetsival in Amsterdam. Last year 1st price with their Jopen Bockbeer.
Probably the most beautiful brewpub of Holland, located in an old church, just outside the inner center of Haarlem. The place to sample the regular Jopen beers, as well as their testbrews which are only available here and a guest brewery. An outspoken outstanding kitchen makes the place complete. Slightly posh perhaps, still a great addition to the dutch brewing culture. Not to miss!