Jopen Jacobus Rye Pale Ale (330ml Bottle)
The Jopenkerk is officially called Jacobskerk (St. James Church). The church was inaugurated on 16 July 1911. There is a plaque in the hallway which commemorates this event. To not let the 100th anniversary of the church go unnoticed, we have brewed a beer called Jopen Jacobus RPA.
Jacobus (James) is the patron saint of pilgrims, recognizable by the scallop shell – also known as St. James’s Shell. In the past, these pilgrims spent the night in guest houses along the route of their journey. Because of these visitors, these guest houses had a special arrangement with the tax authorities: they were exempt from excise duty as long as they brewed with rye. Hence we have chosen to make Jacobus beer a rye beer: a Rye Pale Ale.
5.3% alcohol and a generous handful of hops ensure a spicy, dry and full-flavoured hopped quaffer with an amber colour. Imagine a light version of an IPA.
Beer made with a speciality grain, most typically rye, but also common are rice, sorghum, millet, corn, buckwheat, oats and spelt. As this is a catch-all category, alcohol levels, bitterness, and color vary.