Of Bikes, Bakeries, and Brouwerijs


(Pictured: Writer Brian Yaeger and IPYae from Amsterdam)
I moved to Amsterdam at the end of October, but instead of finding dozens of pumpkin beers, I was greeted by scores of bocks. It’s really the only seasonal specialty beer that the Dutch do, so I've already jumped ahead. My wife was offered a job that would relocate our family to Amsterdam for a couple years, and that just didn’t seem like an offer worth refusing. If a European vacation is nice, a two-year stint must be amazing. Two months into it, we have successfully stopped thinking of ourselves as tourists on holiday. We are Dutch now--if being Dutch means that I've tried all 27 bakeries within a four block radius, anyway.
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