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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Forecasts for 2019: how the beer market in the UK will develop
In 2019, several interesting trends were observed in the craft beer market: the growing popularity of NEIPA, the emergence of many new sauers and (finally) the return of high-quality lagers.…

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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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In the race for “juiciness” NEIPA turned into something disgusting

This spring, my bride and I decided to go to Asheville (North Carolina) – a great place for beer lovers, which we have already visited more than once. Asheville is a small beer paradise, which is full of both large and small breweries, each of which seeks to occupy its own niche both in the local beer community and on the national beer scene. This is a great place to get acquainted with national trends and see how they are embodied in a single locality, literally living in beer. In addition, here you can take a good walk and eat delicious donuts, but this is off topic.

Sitting on the terrace of a large regional brewery (so be it, it was New Belgium) one wonderful day, in the middle of a wonderful vacation, my bride took a sip of her muddy IPA and immediately made a grimace. Note that this woman loves craft beer and adores Indian pale ale all her life. She also does not mind the muddy NEIPA. Her reaction was not caused by an initial prejudice to this style – she chose this muddy IPA from many other varieties, knowing full well what she could expect. But what she said later perfectly reflects one of the main problems of modern brewing. Continue reading

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 mean almost anything. But do not think that this post is from the series “You Won’t Believe What They Add to Your Beer”

I became interested in natural flavors because of the growing popularity of “craft beer,” which flourishes by adding a variety of ingredients of this kind. Blue Moon, America’s most popular beer, also contains natural flavors, as well as the Leinenkugel line of shandy beer cocktails, which in 2013 became the fastest growing segment of the beer market.

However, not only large manufacturers add natural flavorings to beer – they can also be found in beer from Sam Adams, Shipyard, Rogue and many other US breweries. Continue reading

Philip Vandenbruhle: “Belarus needs to develop local breweries. There will be no culture without them ”

It is no secret that the Belgian brewing school is one of the most respected. The Belgians, however, did not come to this immediately. There was a time when beer consumption and the number of independent breweries were unusually low. Pivo.by journalist met with the Honorary Consul of Belgium in Belarus, Philip A.G. Vandenbruhle, and talked about the traditions, culture and prospects of cooperation between the countries.

Philip Vandenbroele
– Tell us about yourself. What do you work with and how did you end up in Belarus?

– I was born in the city of Bruges and now I live in two countries, as it were. I am in Minsk for a week, and I spend the rest of the month in my own country. 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…

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How home brewing courses are held in Minsk
Home brewing is a popular hobby all over the world. There are already many people in Belarus who are interested in the production of beer at home. Even more people…

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How the Estonian Põhjala Brewery Works
In October, Estonian brewery Põhjala announced the millionth bottle of beer produced since the beginning of the year. In winter, Põhjala opened a new factory with a production capacity of…

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How ancient torture inspires brewers to experiment creatively
Learning about the ancient method of torture called Scaphism, Billy Powell, the owner of the Long Island Nightmare Brewing Company, felt that he simply had to brew beer inspired by…

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