How an American distributor convinced people that Corona beer contains urine
For those who love beer very much, the expression “tastes like warm urine” is perhaps the most powerful insult that can only be thrown towards this drink. And although you…

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Tasting: eight varieties of the Polish brewery Trzech Kumpli
At the recent Minsk Craft Beer Fest, the Polish brewery Trzech Kumpli successfully debuted in Belarus. A month later, the beer of this company appeared on open sale in Minsk.…

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How Home Brewers Created Their New York
Four years ago, John Hall invited me to perform at a beer festival that was once held by the now defunct All About Beer Magazine. One of the “speakers” was…

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What is kriek style beer?

One of my first encounters with kriek-style beer was at The Sovereign Bar, located in Washington. I had the opportunity to choose a variety from an extensive vintage collection in one of the best beer bars in the country. How can you miss such a chance?

When I went into the temperature-controlled room, I was greeted by shelves filled to the brim with the best samples of beer from around the world. It was awesome. After I tasted the varieties from De Ranke, Cantillon and 3 Fonteinen, I was offered to try the Oude Kriek Cuvée René from the Lindemans Brewery. I have already tried this variety in the past, but I don’t think I have ever carefully analyzed every sip, as it did then at The Sovereign. It was … difficult, but in a good way. I have always considered this style quite aggressive – it is quite tart and sour, and it even feels on tooth enamel. However, the complexity and depth of this beer continued to drag me in with every sip. Continue reading

Why sharing beer is good

Anthony Gladman believes that “bot sharing” is a great way to discover new beers and try something that you would hardly ever be able to get yourself.

After a bottle of beer crosses the threshold of my house, it can be in several places. I can put one in the refrigerator so I can get it and drink it soon. Such beer does not linger for a long time. Another can go to the kitchen cabinet – a dark and cool place. This applies to a slightly stronger beer, which I will not drink spontaneously or while eating, as well as dark beer, which does not need much cooling. Be that as it may, in most cases I drink this beer for a couple of weeks. Continue reading

Seafood & Beer Food Paring

When dishes with gills, fins, tentacles and shells are presented on the menu, most of us will prefer wine. Undoubtedly, white or less full-bodied red wine goes well with various seafood delicacies. With beer, it’s a bit more complicated, but the result will exceed all expectations. The style of beer you have never attached importance to can be a revelation in itself when served with a suitable seafood dish. Seafood cooks in an article in Food & Wine magazine offer some of their favorite mixes. Pivo.by publishes a translation of the material.

“It may surprise you at first glance. After all, the delicate taste of oysters may seem like a bad pair for a dark and rich stout. But try this combination and you will see how the fried, malt notes of the stout work wonders with salted oysters, ”says Jenn Grosskruger, chef at Ocean Prime in Philadelphia. He suggests trying out the Great Lakes Brewing Shuck IT Oyster Stout, and we recommend Pearl Jet from Marston’s Brewery. The salty aftertaste of beer is perfect for oysters. Continue reading

Beer Copying: Tips for Beginners
Repeating your favorite variety is much more difficult than just brewing beer at home (although in both cases you will need some basic skills). But you should not set a…

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The eight best beer festivals worth a visit
Beer is one of the favorite alcoholic drinks in the world. Of course, this ancient and respected drink has earned its own international day, which since 2007 began to be…

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How to make beer with maple and birch sap
Marika Josephson, co-owner and Scratch Brewing brewer in Ava, is well versed in the production of beer with ingredients that can grow literally in the backyard of the brewery. The…

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What are “natural flavors” in beer and what are they used for?
Surely in your favorite beer store you have often caught the eye of a bottle with the words "brewed with natural flavors." What does this mean? In fact, it can…

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