Picture this: your relationship just ended. Perhaps the only way to fill that gaping void and restart your romantic life is to have an explosive one-night-stand. So you step out of your comfort zone and go out on the town with a gorgeous woman. Next thing you know, you’re in a cramped, Amsterdam apartment on a creaking bed while the lady is yelling at you: “Rip my panties! Rip my panties off!” and you find yourself thinking… “What on earth am I doing here?”
This reads like the opening sequence of an awkward romantic comedy with sassy characters, but actually it was just a series of events in the life of one of our founders Rick.
Sometimes things happen for a reason though. Because later that week when we were brainstorming a name for our latest brew, it all fell into place. Dark, smooth and a little elastic with a soft mouthfeel – this is our Panty. The ultimate fantasy, the only way to cleanse a broken heart or a total shock of all the senses that leaves you wondering “What even is life?”
She is Stout, has roasted, chocolate flavors, but isn’t sweet. Although Stouts come in all shapes and sizes, we prefer beers that are lighter and drier. Hence we aimed to make a Stout that wasn’t too strong, but with enough malt to give it proper body and thickness. We use a portion of rye malt, therefore increasing the viscosity and contributing to the creamy, thicker mouthfeel. The beer is fermented with an American Ale yeast strain so it’s clean and dry. We also added American Cascade hops, which, in combination with the malts, can produce a licorice flavor. We fully recommend drinking Panty in bed (or out) at 10o-12o Celsius.
Relevant: ‘Panty’ in Dutch means tights/stockings, while in English the word ‘panties’ refers to underpants/knickers. Both are delicious.