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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Seafood & Beer Food Paring
When dishes with gills, fins, tentacles and shells are presented on the menu, most of us will prefer wine. Undoubtedly, white or less full-bodied red wine goes well with various…

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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…

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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 study culture, architecture, traditions, local cuisine and, of course, to see how the cradle of Russian craft beer has changed since 2013.

It is worth noting that the city is associated with many, including the culture of drinking. It is not for nothing that the Leningrad group suggested in a song of the same name to come to St. Petersburg in order to enjoy plenty of alcohol. With this article, we open our section “Beer Guide”, in which we will advise the best beer houses and not only establishments.

We suggest starting your “trip” with the BeerGeek Bar & Store (2/45 Rubinstein St.). This is a cozy daredevil in the city center, which is located in a typical St. Petersburg courtyard, away from noisy streets. 12 taps from the best Russian and foreign breweries and about 300 varieties in bottles and cans. 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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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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Beer guide in Vilnius
The capital of Lithuania annually attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists from the CIS countries and Europe. This is largely due to the fact that low-cost airlines fly regularly to…

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Opinion: what a brewer should be able to cook
In the section “Opinion”, which publishes reflections on the cornerstone issues of modern craft brewing, we asked several brewers to speak on what should be able to cook in 2019.…

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