To celebrate the second lustrum Jopen introduced Jubeljoop II. The first Jubeljoop was a blond beer with dry hopping, this number II became something different; a Dutch Extra Stout. The subtitle of the beer was beer with home sickness. This because there was a “Heimwee” (home sickness) festival in Haarlem during that period and bringing back beer from the past is also a feeling of missing something. Extra Stout.
The beer was welcomed very enthusiastically; therefore we decided to make the Extra Stout a permanent part of the Jopenbeer range. The Extra Stout is a style of beer that has been brewed in Haarlem by breweries as; ‘t Scheepje (the little ship) and “Lans en het Hert” (Stake and the Deer). The style is a heavier version of the Irish Stout that usually contains round 4.5% alcohol. The Dutch extra Stout contains between 5 and 6% alcohol (Jopen Extra Stout has 5.5%) and has the characteristic burned malt aroma and a hoppy bitterness. In the Netherlands the last existing Stout was van Vollenhoven Stout. After the takeover by Heineken the beer was last produced in 2000.But now the Dutch extra Stout is back from the past: Jopen Extra Stout