Beer Copying: Tips for Beginners
Repeating your favorite variety is much more difficult than just brewing beer at home (although in both cases you will need some basic skills). But you should not set a…

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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…

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Tasting: nine varieties from three breweries from St. Petersburg
Not so long ago, the second Zauglom network opened in Minsk. A bar-shop with a large selection of beer and, importantly, its own import is already overgrown with regular visitors…

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A Brief History of Cork Bottles

Beer in a bottle with a hinged lid, although not very common, is in demand. Such bottles are easy to open by hand with the lever on the side of the neck and just as easy to seal, which makes them popular especially among home brewers.
Before creating the hinged lid, the bottles were often made of blown glass and corked with a wooden cork, which was difficult to open manually. In addition, this method of capping was not very reliable, especially for highly carbonated drinks.

Oddly enough, American housewives changed the history of the beer bottle, who were faced with the acute issue of food storage. However, even earlier this problem was puzzled … Napoleon. During long conquests outside France, his army was constantly in need of quality food. Napoleon even offered a prize of 12,000 francs for developing a way of storing food that could be taken on a camping trip. The prize was won by Nicolas Uppert, the father of home canning, who discovered that products that were tightly corked in a jar or bottle and heated by boiling would last for a long period of time. Continue reading

Brut lager – a novelty in the world of craft beer

American craft brewers have never been shy about borrowing technology specific to one style and applying it to others. If aging in barrels can add notes of oak and bourbon to stouts, why not try it in the case of the Belgian quad? If bottling with nitrogen gives the porter a nice creamy texture, why not do the same with the pale ale or IPA?

As soon as a new technology, ingredient or process appears in the brewers’ arsenal, they try to get the most out of them. One of the latest examples of the intersection of styles can rightfully be considered brut lagers. The history of the appearance of the style tells the site CraftBeer.com. Pivo.by publishes a translation of the material.

The birth of brut-IPA
Brut camps would not have been born without the brut IPA, which can be considered their ancestors. But brut-IPA would not exist without such an enzyme as amyloglucosidase or amylase. Fortunately, you do not need to know how these words are written to understand what effect this enzyme has on beer. Continue reading

The solera system in brewing: old technology - new solutions
Solera has long been used in the production of alcoholic beverages, but in the world of brewing, this technology has received a new life. Kat Wolinsky in an article on…

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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…

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New Belarusian brewery Balance Brewery launches first beer
On the map of Belarusian breweries one more asterisk was lit. Ilya Bychik, who has worked at the Midnight Project and Łajdak Brewery in the past, will present the first…

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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…

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