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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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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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…

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What is lambic and how to make spontaneous fermentation beer

Lambic is one of the best and most sophisticated styles of beer. Kat Thompson talks about his taste and production process in an article in Thrillist magazine. Pivo publishes a translation of the material.

Lambics have something in common with blue cheese or fish sauce. At least that’s what Kevin Martin, director of production at the Cascade Brewing brewery in Portland (one of the most famous suppliers of sauers and fruit beer on the West Coast of the United States) believes. And no – this is not because its smell and taste are as specific as these products (although some lambics are described as having a smack of cheese or mold). The fact is that, like many good things, you need to get used to them. Continue reading

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 grade as part of his new contract project, Balance Brewery. We talked with Ilya and asked him several questions: about the name of the brewery, about plans for the future and, of course, about the novelty.

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Ilya Bychik. Photo: Taisiya Layne
– What is the story behind the name of the brewery?

– It is worth saying that naming a brewery is a very difficult question. The name has been hatched for more than one month. I had several working options, but over time I decided to abandon them for various reasons. For example, according to the focus group, one of the names resembled a medicine. I decided to analyze what qualities in brewing are most important for the brewer and the end user. And the answer was on the surface – the final product should be balanced, regardless of what style you decided to weld! Continue reading

16th Century Antwerp Pubs
Beer history researcher Rowel Mulder, in his blog Lost Beers, talks about the many pubs in Antwerp in the 16th century and the variety of beers and wines you could…

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Tasting: an impressive line of varieties from the Russian Pivot Point brewery
Almost the entire line of the Russian Pivot Point brewery has appeared on sale in Minsk bars and shops. Pivo.by conducted a tasting of thirteen varieties: from light and strong…

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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…

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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,…

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