Nestled in the scenic Valley of the Springs, at the heart of Israel’s lush northern landscape, lies Amalya Brewery, a hidden gem in craft beer. Established in 2010 on the historic grounds of Kibbutz Nir David, Amalya Brewery has carved a niche for itself by harnessing the purity and uniqueness of local spring water.

The choice of the spring as the water source for their ale beers wasn’t just a decision—it was a commitment to quality. The spring’s distinctive composition infuses each brew with a character as rich as the valley itself. This commitment to local ingredients and traditional methods blends European and American beer recipes, creating a product that’s both familiar and intriguingly novel.

Amalya’s name, a tribute to its roots in Kibbutz Nir David – Tel Amal, reflects a deep connection to the land and its history. This connection is more than symbolic; it’s a vital part of the brewery’s identity. The surrounding natural springs, the fertile agricultural landscape, and the diverse natural environment provide not just a backdrop, but a key ingredient to the unique flavors of Amalia Beer.

Relocated to Moshav Revaia, the brewery has evolved, yet its heart remains in Nir David. As the brewery developed, extensive trials and tastings were conducted, revealing a fascinating insight: each beer variety requires a distinct type of water. This meticulous attention to detail has resulted in the creation of three signature beers:

  1. YELLOW TOP: A delightful blend of malting wheat and fresh green wheat, offering a refreshing and light taste.
  2. SPRING AIL: Infused with wildflower honey, this beer is a sweet, floral homage to the local flora.
  3. MAPLE LAGER: A unique beer made with pure Canadian maple and smoked barley malt, celebrating the global influences on the craft.

Visitors who have had the pleasure of tasting these beers often remark on their distinct flavors, a testament to the brewery’s dedication to quality and innovation.

Amalya Brewery is more than a brewery; it’s a story of passion, tradition, and the unyielding pursuit of crafting the perfect beer. Whether you’re a beer aficionado or a curious traveler, a visit to Amalya offers a taste of Israel’s burgeoning craft beer scene, rich in flavor and steeped in the history of the land.