Rootz has the best home-brew of the Netherlands!
Last week at the Hospitality & Style Awards 2015, the hospitality industry journal Entree Magazine, proclaimed MaMa Kelly as the Best Restaurant / Bar in 2015. The magazine announced by telephone that the Rootz home-brew, Rootz Blond, was unanimously voted best home-brew of all the home-brews in the Netherlands! The jury rated the beer an 8.2. Previously Rootz already received the ‘Best Beer Restaurant of 2014’ award and Rootz is now also the proud owner of the ‘Best home-brew in the Netherlands 2015’ award!
The Best Home-brew
In 2015, all businesses in the Netherlands could register their own home-brew for the annual Entree Magazine ‘Best Home-brew’ contest. On December 7th, the jury tasted and judged all submissions blindly. A heavy, serious task for the five-member panel, consisting of highly experienced and skilled tasters. Theo Flissebaalje (PINT-editor), Henri Reuchlin (Beer Buro, president EBCU), Fiona de Lange (Bierblogger.nl, National Beer Bank), Derek Walsh (Beer +) and culinary journalist Puck Kerkhoven.
When all the final grades were known, a clear winner came out on top: Rootz Blond from of restaurant-café Rootz in The Hague. Last year Rootz became with second with another home-brew (Rootz 070Hops IPA brewed with Kompaan), but this year we got the win! The jury rapport was unanimously, with a final mark of 8.2. Director Patrick van Aller was pleasantly surprised when he heard that his brew won the Best Home-Brew Netherlands in 2015 was: "Are you kidding me? Mega, really, really crazy! "
"That's our ‘baby’ won the in the price, feels so damn good" conjures owner Roland Meerloo. 3 years ago Rootz had the idea to brew its own beer. We found in Moorst of a master brewer and brewery Lindeboom a well-regarded brewery. "The rest is history," says director Patrick van Aller. Rootz Blond is next to Heineken the best-selling beer of the 240 beers on the Dutch & Belgian menu.
The jury on Rootz Blond: "Beautiful long aftertaste, nice balance between hops and fruit '(Derek Walsh). "Fruity, exciting, cheerful beer. Most surprisingly exotic hops' (Fiona de Lange). "Pleasant, requires a next sip" (Henri Reuchlin). "It's nice, with sense hopped. Here you can easily order a second glass (Theo Flissebaalje).