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
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