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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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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Why sharing beer is good
Anthony Gladman believes that “bot sharing” is a great way to discover new beers and try something that you would hardly ever be able to get yourself. After a bottle…

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Jiri Karlik: “Friends Restaurant can call its craft beer”

The brewery in the Minsk Friends restaurant has been operating since 2014. The equipment of the Czech manufacturer Pacovske Strojirny is installed here. A specially invited brewer from the Czech company Czech Brewmasters s.r.o Jiri Karlik set up the production process. Each year, he continues to visit Friends to conduct an audit. During his recent visit, we managed to meet and find out how much time it takes to develop a new variety and why women began to consume more beer.

Cooperation with the restaurant began after the equipment was purchased, so the main task that stood before me was to debug technological processes.

The first year and a half I worked continuously, now I come every six months to a two-three-day audit. To maintain a high level of beer quality, it is necessary to control each process. Proper operation of the equipment, adherence to technological processes and the professionalism of the brewer are the three main whales on which a successful brewery rests. Continue reading

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

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

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…

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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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How Home Brewers Created Their New York
Four years ago, John Hall invited me to perform at a beer festival that was once held by the now defunct All About Beer Magazine. One of the “speakers” was…

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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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