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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Beer Autumn in Kiev - September Fest and Octoberfest festivals
At the very beginning of autumn in Ukraine, as many as 3 beer festivals took place, 2 of which took place in Kiev and one in Lviv. What can it…

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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…

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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 are unlikely to envy a member of the public who has made such a statement about beer, you might think that the brewers themselves will never stoop to such a thing. But even among them there was an exception. In the 1980s, an American distributor was able to convince the general public that Corona beer literally contained human urine.
The origins of this dirty tale of corporate fraud can be traced back to 1979 and Corona’s debut in America. Officially presented as a “light lager”, urine-colored beer is the flagship product of the Mexican brewery Grupo Modelo and is quite popular in many countries. Continue reading

Try Belgium for a taste: Belgian beer festival takes place in Minsk

It is believed that the first Belgian beer appeared during the Crusades in the XII century. Local monasteries brewed and sold beer to earn on charitable deeds. In addition, it was an alternative to water, which in those days was often unsuitable for consumption.

Today in Belgium produce more than 1,500 varieties of beer. Many local breweries use not only the usual bottom and top fermentation, but also spontaneous and mixed fermentation. Hence the hallmarks of Belgian varieties – a variety of tastes.

Palm dates back to 1686 as a hotel brewery in the town of Stenhuffel. By the middle of the eighteenth century, Palm was already quite a successful local brewery selling beer to residents of the city and surrounding villages. Having survived the First and Second World Wars, as well as the crisis of Belgian brewing, Palm still brews beer in the same Stenhuffel, but is already part of the Royal Swinkels Family Brewers large family business. Continue reading

The best trends in the US beer market in 2019

In the beer industry, as in any other, there are always ambiguous phenomena that are not to everyone’s liking. Nevertheless, there is something to love for beer, and therefore VinePair decided to ask beer brewers and beer connoisseurs in the USA what modern trends they like best.

Warning spoiler! Many representatives of the beer industry, with whom we managed to talk, are delighted with the refreshing varieties of bottom fermentation. In addition, the brewers pay tribute to both classical and experimental styles, and some even confessed their love to rather unexpected trends.

So, we present to your attention the best that, according to 20 representatives of the beer industry, is happening in it now. Continue reading

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…

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Ethers and phenols in beer: what is the difference
Ethers Fruit shades that can be felt in beer are usually formed by yeast if the recipe does not have real fruits. During the fermentation process, a reaction occurs between…

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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…

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Try Belgium for a taste: Belgian beer festival takes place in Minsk
It is believed that the first Belgian beer appeared during the Crusades in the XII century. Local monasteries brewed and sold beer to earn on charitable deeds. In addition, it…

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