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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What are “natural flavors” in beer and what are they used for?
Surely in your favorite beer store you have often caught the eye of a bottle with the words "brewed with natural flavors." What does this mean? In fact, it can…

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What is kriek style beer?
One of my first encounters with kriek-style beer was at The Sovereign Bar, located in Washington. I had the opportunity to choose a variety from an extensive vintage collection in…

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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 and is supplemented with juicy novelties every week. Pivo.by conducted a tasting of nine varieties from several breweries from the northern capital of Russia and is in a hurry to share its impressions with you.

This time, four brave beer lovers acted as tasters. Connoisseur Alex Leit, the brave roundabout Nikita Karasev and a great lover of wine and beer – Kirill Dubovsky. The journalist Pivo.by Artyom Avakov helped and documented the whole process. The opponents were bottles and bottling from Knightberg (and the side project Rock’n’Beer), GAS Brew and contractors on the Bones (Toksovskaya Sidreria). Continue reading

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 this creepy practice. It is believed that ancient Persians used scaphism for the first time. They tied the prey between two boats, then forcibly drank it with milk and honey and smeared this mixture on her body to attract insects that alive ate the victim, which led to a slow painful death. Powell embodied this concept in beer by adding milk sugar and honey to it and keeping it on the kernels of cocoa beans and Tahitian vanilla. The result was an imperial stout with a strength of 17%. The number 17 indicates the number of days that, according to the annals, the first victim lived, who was executed by this method.

Nightmare’s Scaphism brand conveys the frankly sinister spirit of this venture, as well as its owner’s boundless love of horror films and death metal. All this inspires him to create one of the most progressive sorts of craft beer in New York. Each can is adorned with an ominous black and white drawing by Defame, an illustrator from St. Louis. Powell notes with a grin that he chose him because he “just like him sees the beautiful in the terrible.” Continue reading

Tips for those who want to come to the bar with a child

Going to a bar with a small child can be a disaster. Kate Willsky, in an article in the Eater magazine, gives some tips on making everyone happy. Pivo.by publishes a translation of the material.

With a child at the bar
In April of this year, I gave birth to a child, and since then I realized something that can shock many of you: it is difficult to raise a child. To be a parent means to get up in the middle of the night to give the baby a nipple, eat food, waving a rattle in the air, and wear clothes smeared with saliva. By 10 am I already want to lie down, and by 2 o’clock in the afternoon I would like a drink. It is not for nothing that my friend says: “Who deserves a good drink is the mother of the baby.” Continue reading

Oktoberfest 2015 will serve beer ice cream
A little more than a month is left before the start of the traditional beer festival in Munich. For tourists, attendance at Oktoberfest is required. And not only beer awaits…

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Forecasts for 2019: how the beer market in the UK will develop
In 2019, several interesting trends were observed in the craft beer market: the growing popularity of NEIPA, the emergence of many new sauers and (finally) the return of high-quality lagers.…

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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…

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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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