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…

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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…

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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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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

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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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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“We are pleased to experience emotions in the process of collaboration”: an interview with Rewort Brewery
The Russian brewery Rewort is well known and represented in Belarus. This popularity is connected, among other things, with collaborations to which the team from Sergiev Posad has a special…

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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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