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…

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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…

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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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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 to three years, breweries have begun to take a strategic approach to production. Instead of releasing pinpoint innovations, they create entire “lines” and release a release schedule for the year ahead. As a rule, they are more informative for the production team, distributors and retail partners. However, from time to time, something interesting appears in them. When the Zoiglhaus brewery published its calendar, it found a place for a new line of beer for the brewery – Heritage (in the image it is highlighted with a red arrow):

Some of these beer styles are better known than others. Lichtenheiner, for example, was mentioned in the Beer Bible: Continue reading

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 of beer crosses the threshold of my house, it can be in several places. I can put one in the refrigerator so I can get it and drink it soon. Such beer does not linger for a long time. Another can go to the kitchen cabinet – a dark and cool place. This applies to a slightly stronger beer, which I will not drink spontaneously or while eating, as well as dark beer, which does not need much cooling. Be that as it may, in most cases I drink this beer for a couple of weeks. Continue reading

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 Mary Itzett, who at that time was on a tour in support of her recently published book on home brewing, Speed ​​Brewing. She came to the festival with her husband Chris Kusme, and I had a chance to spend a little time with them. (Those who are familiar with this couple – and there are many of them – know how interesting and charismatic they are, the mention of which involuntarily gives a smile.) In the following months and years, I followed Mary and her husband on Facebook, watching behind how they slowly but surely took their passion for home brewing to the professional level by opening the Fifth Hammer Brewing brewery in Long Island City. Continue reading

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Beer Copying: Tips for Beginners
Repeating your favorite variety is much more difficult than just brewing beer at home (although in both cases you will need some basic skills). But you should not set a…

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Brut lager - a novelty in the world of craft beer
American craft brewers have never been shy about borrowing technology specific to one style and applying it to others. If aging in barrels can add notes of oak and bourbon…

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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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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…

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