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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A Brief History of Beer Bottles
Now beer in a glass bottle will not surprise anyone. And once it was a rare occurrence. Ferment magazine tells the story of a beer bottle. Pivo.by publishes a translation…

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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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How the Robim Good Brewery brewery works near Minsk

Agro-town Yuzufovo is located 30 km from Minsk. It is here, in one of the buildings of the production and logistics complex, that modern production is located. A protected area, a spacious equipment hangar, a private well and a reasonable rental rate – these are the parameters that business partners guided when they decided to open a brewery.

At the entrance to the production, we observe all the rituals: take off our outer clothing, put on a bathrobe, shoe covers and a special hat. Sanitary standards are taken seriously. The main brewer Konstantin Bohanovich and the director of the brewery Vladimir Kostyuchenko accompany us during the tour. Continue reading

Beer cocktails: a selection of American brewers

Beer cocktails have been around for a long time (michelad, for example, has already become a classic), but this topic is rarely touched upon, discussing the revival of the popularity of cocktails in different countries of the world. Fortunately, some changes in this area are already beginning to occur.

John and Lindsey Eager of Nashville, Tennessee, who founded PourTaste, a company that advises its clients in the creation and selection of cocktails, recently published a book called The Ultimate Guide to Beer Cocktails. It briefly describes the history of beer cocktails and provides 50 unique recipes. Continue reading

The eight best beer festivals worth a visit

Beer is one of the favorite alcoholic drinks in the world. Of course, this ancient and respected drink has earned its own international day, which since 2007 began to be celebrated on the first Friday of August. But in fact, this day is just an easy warm-up before a whole series of autumn beer festivals that will take place throughout Europe.

HB Style has gathered eight of the most prominent beer festivals in late summer and early fall in Ukraine and the world, which are worth visiting in 2019.

In the case of Odessa, the quote “If there was a sea of ​​beer” takes on almost direct meaning. In the spa town at the height of the holiday season, more than 300 representatives of private breweries, pubs and beer restaurants from all over Ukraine will present their most delicious beer. What about snacks? For beer, of course, traditional Black Sea gobies and shrimps will be very good, but in fact, a rich food court with a huge variety of dishes will unfold here. Continue reading

Tips for those who want to come to the bar with a child
Going to a bar with a small child can be a disaster. Kate Willsky, in an article in the Eater magazine, gives some tips on making everyone happy. Pivo.by publishes…

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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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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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Guide to Lost German Beer Styles
Jeff Allworth, in an article on his Beervana blog, parses a few ambiguous and lost beer styles from Germany. Pivo.by publishes a translation of the material. In the last two…

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