The best trends in the US beer market in 2019
In the beer industry, as in any other, there are always ambiguous phenomena that are not to everyone's liking. Nevertheless, there is something to love for beer, and therefore VinePair…

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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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Ethers and phenols in beer: what is the difference
Ethers Fruit shades that can be felt in beer are usually formed by yeast if the recipe does not have real fruits. During the fermentation process, a reaction occurs between…

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How an American distributor convinced people that Corona beer contains urine

For those who love beer very much, the expression “tastes like warm urine” is perhaps the most powerful insult that can only be thrown towards this drink. And although you are unlikely to envy a member of the public who has made such a statement about beer, you might think that the brewers themselves will never stoop to such a thing. But even among them there was an exception. In the 1980s, an American distributor was able to convince the general public that Corona beer literally contained human urine.
The origins of this dirty tale of corporate fraud can be traced back to 1979 and Corona’s debut in America. Officially presented as a “light lager”, urine-colored beer is the flagship product of the Mexican brewery Grupo Modelo and is quite popular in many countries. 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. 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

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. Pivo.by publishes a translation…

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How to make beer with maple and birch sap
Marika Josephson, co-owner and Scratch Brewing brewer in Ava, is well versed in the production of beer with ingredients that can grow literally in the backyard of the brewery. The…

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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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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…

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