Beer guide

How ancient torture inspires brewers to experiment creatively
Learning about the ancient method of torture called Scaphism, Billy Powell, the owner of the Long Island Nightmare Brewing Company, felt that he simply had to brew beer inspired by…

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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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Sour and wild beer: what is the difference?
You may have heard the terms “sour ale” (sour ale, sour ale) and “wild ale” (wild ale, wild ale), often used interchangeably to refer to beer with a tart or…

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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. publishes a translation of the material.

If ten green bottles hung on the wall and one “accidentally” fell directly into my hands, what is the likelihood that it would be filled with beer? Given today’s realities, the correct answer is “very high.” But until the 20th century, with such a development of events, you would hardly have been able to drink tasty ale. Bottled beer gained true popularity only after the Second World War, although, thanks to the modernization of bottling technology, it was well known in the middle of the XIX century. Over time, the bottles changed their shape, size and color – from ink-black to aquamarine. Continue reading

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 would like to try to brew beer on their own, but not everyone is ready to understand the process features and the necessary equipment from scratch. It is for such people that practical courses are intended.

– For more than two and a half years we have been operating as an online store. At the very beginning of our activities at the Craftman bar, we conducted two theoretical classes in brewing, invited Anton Bond, who was engaged in home brewing, and now became the main brewer of Valaduta, as a lecturer, ”recalls Vladimir Severin, one of the owners of the online store. Continue reading

15 most significant craft breweries in Europe

Once American beer lovers associated Belgium with craft samples of this drink, but today the United States occupies a leading position in the craft brewing industry, with more breweries than any other country in the world. Nevertheless, over the past few decades, a group of companies has emerged that paved the way for the revival, expansion and development of the European craft beer market in a new, shocking format. They consciously left the traditions of the Old World and showed the whole world what they are capable of, thanks to their skill and endless enthusiasm, quality and taste, popularity and inspirational desire for positive changes.

If you are already familiar with most of the representatives of the American craft industry, you should also get acquainted with the leading craft breweries in Europe. Large and small, modern and traditional, they are located in various parts of the Old World – from the sunny shores of the Mediterranean to the Arctic Circle, and in the near future, apparently, more interesting craft novelties will appear on the European continent. Below are listed in random order the 15 leading craft breweries in Europe, which every self-respecting lover of craft beer should know about. Continue reading

Sour and wild beer: what is the difference?

You may have heard the terms “sour ale” (sour ale, sour ale) and “wild ale” (wild ale, wild ale), often used interchangeably to refer to beer with a tart or harsh taste. Although these words may from time to time accurately describe the same beer, they have different meanings, and using them as synonyms can disappoint brewers who try to describe their varieties thoroughly.

What is wild beer?
“Wild beer” – or rather, “wild ale”, as it was called from the very beginning in Belgium and Germany, is a beer made with the help of something that goes beyond the traditional Saccharomyces cerevisiae brewer’s yeast. Continue reading

Tasting: ten new varieties of the Russian brewery Jaws

Jaws beer is well known to the Belarusian consumer: for the first time varieties of the brewery appeared on sale in Minsk back in 2014. During this time, the number of beer lovers Jaws has increased significantly, as well as the range of the brewery.

One of the new products released late last year is Witbier. Jaws Brewers not only brewed beer in a rather popular style, but also came up with an unusual chip: beer design was done by street artist from Yekaterinburg Ilya Brains. He made a series of labels with different inscriptions in the style of his street work.

– The first rises in the nose orange peel. There is a lot of it in aromatics, – Alex Leit sniffs beer. – Usually the color of a whitbier is a little lighter, but if you take, for example, La Trappe, then its color is also quite dark. Continue reading

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. publishes a translation of the material. In the last two…


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…


Wild Fermentation: Everything You Need to Know About Chips
There is nothing cooler than coals - especially for retro-futurists who love great beer. Kulship is a large but shallow container made of copper or stainless steel. Use it to…


Why breweries produce non-alcoholic craft beer
Sarah Jane Curran,  talks about the growing demand for non-alcoholic craft beer and breweries that already produce such beer. publishes a translation of the material. According to a new…