How craft brewers make hard selter better
Sales of low-alcohol sparkling water (hard seltter) in 2019 reached the billion dollar mark and even stepped over it. According to experts, by 2021 this figure may even exceed $…

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Beer Brewing Yeast
In the Finnish folk epos Kalevala, a rather detailed and colorful description of how beer appeared is given. So, during the creation of the world's first beer, the heroine of…

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15 most significant craft breweries in Europe
Once American beer lovers associated Belgium with craft samples of this drink, but today the United States occupies a leading position in the craft brewing industry, with more breweries than…

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Beer guide in St. Petersburg

The second largest city in Russia has long been a center of attraction for tourists. Everyone finds something different in St. Petersburg. Travelers from all over the world come to study culture, architecture, traditions, local cuisine and, of course, to see how the cradle of Russian craft beer has changed since 2013.

It is worth noting that the city is associated with many, including the culture of drinking. It is not for nothing that the Leningrad group suggested in a song of the same name to come to St. Petersburg in order to enjoy plenty of alcohol. With this article, we open our section “Beer Guide”, in which we will advise the best beer houses and not only establishments.

We suggest starting your “trip” with the BeerGeek Bar & Store (2/45 Rubinstein St.). This is a cozy daredevil in the city center, which is located in a typical St. Petersburg courtyard, away from noisy streets. 12 taps from the best Russian and foreign breweries and about 300 varieties in bottles and cans. Continue reading

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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Beer cocktails: a selection of American brewers
Beer cocktails have been around for a long time (michelad, for example, has already become a classic), but this topic is rarely touched upon, discussing the revival of the popularity…

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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…

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The best trends in the US beer market in 2019
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