Stamm Beer Brewery is quite famous in the birgik circles. The production, located in the south-west of the Moscow region in the village of Krasnaya Pakhra, has been pleasing both classical lovers and seasoned hopheads for more than eight years. Yes, you heard right. In addition to the craft line, Stamm has in its “arsenal” the classic lager and wheat varieties, as well as a whole side project 8 Barrels dedicated to sour beer. The brewery itself is in the top 10 best Russian breweries according to Untappd and today’s tasting will confirm that it is well deserved.
We start with American Pale Ale. This is a restrained craft classic, which is perfect for any gastronomic couple.
– The aroma is citrus and juicy, – Alex Leit tastes beer. – There are notes of pineapple and pine needles. Great quality, all in style. I wish there were always several cans of this level in the home refrigerator.
– Great, clear beer. So to speak, for every day. I love this, ”says Artyom Anischenko. Continue reading
Grolsch Premium Lager beer differs from other international lagers in its more complex and dense taste. Its main features are ingredients and cooking method. This is a beer with two varieties of hops – Magnum and Emerald, which are added at two different stages of brewing, and three varieties of Dutch malt. In production, a double mashing method of malt is used.
At the first sip of this beer you can feel a “crisp” refreshing taste, then fresh herbal notes, smooth and soft carbonation are revealed. Beer has a lasting sensation of hop bitterness in the aftertaste, which distinguishes it from other lagers on the market. The recommended temperature of use is 6–8 ° C. This beer goes well with barbecue, sushi, Asian dishes with chicken, hard cheese and savory foods, especially Dutch bitterballen (bitter balls). Continue reading
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 Mary Itzett, who at that time was on a tour in support of her recently published book on home brewing, Speed Brewing. She came to the festival with her husband Chris Kusme, and I had a chance to spend a little time with them. (Those who are familiar with this couple – and there are many of them – know how interesting and charismatic they are, the mention of which involuntarily gives a smile.) In the following months and years, I followed Mary and her husband on Facebook, watching behind how they slowly but surely took their passion for home brewing to the professional level by opening the Fifth Hammer Brewing brewery in Long Island City. Continue reading