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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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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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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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 about 1200 decalitres per month, and the brewery supplies 70% of its products to other countries. Stef Bays talks about the success of the brewery in an article on Good Beer Hunting.

Põhjala Brewery
Now Põhjala beer is most actively sold in Finland, France, the Netherlands, China and Italy. There is growing interest in South Korea and the USA, which are the largest consumer of beer in the world. Põhjala recently shipped the first container to Australia, soon will be the first shipment to Hong Kong. Continue reading

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 talk about? Ukrainians finally come to the conclusion that it is better to drink natural drinks and not to abuse strong alcohol. Ukrainians strive to be closer to Europe, where the culture of beer consumption is on a completely different level. The first festival was held at VDNH, and was held under the name Septemberfest’13, such famous musicians as Lyapis Trubetskoy and the Kiev rock band Otorvald performed as headliners on the main stage of the festival. Continue reading

Oktoberfest 2015 will serve beer ice cream

A little more than a month is left before the start of the traditional beer festival in Munich. For tourists, attendance at Oktoberfest is required. And not only beer awaits them there. About six and a half million people attend the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich every year. The main measure of everything here is a beer mug. Munich’s traditional thick glass mug is called Maß. How much beer will cost in such a mug is what fans of the world-famous national holiday in the Bavarian capital want to know long before it starts.

This year, as was announced now by the Oktoberfest organizing committee, for the first time in the long history of the holiday, the minimum price of a liter mug of beer will be more than 10 euros. As a special delicacy for people coming to Oktoberfest from around the world, this year, ice-cream beer or beer ice cream is offered. Continue reading

Jiri Karlik: “Friends Restaurant can call its craft beer”
The brewery in the Minsk Friends restaurant has been operating since 2014. The equipment of the Czech manufacturer Pacovske Strojirny is installed here. A specially invited brewer from the Czech…

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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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Wild Fermentation: Everything You Need to Know About Chips
There is nothing cooler than coals - especially for retro-futurists who love great beer. Kulship is a large but shallow container made of copper or stainless steel. Use it to…

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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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