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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The solera system in brewing: old technology - new solutions
Solera has long been used in the production of alcoholic beverages, but in the world of brewing, this technology has received a new life. Kat Wolinsky in an article on…

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“Ukrainian breweries lack elementary marketing”
Most recently, in the Minsk bar 1067, a new variety was presented, brewed jointly by the Belarusian brewery Jungle Brewery and the Ukrainian contract brewer Yevgeny Bilichenko. The organizer of…

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In the beer market of Belarus in the range of premium beer replenishment: Grolsch Premium Lager

Grolsch Premium Lager beer differs from other international lagers in its more complex and dense taste. Its main features are ingredients and cooking method. This is a beer with two varieties of hops – Magnum and Emerald, which are added at two different stages of brewing, and three varieties of Dutch malt. In production, a double mashing method of malt is used.

At the first sip of this beer you can feel a “crisp” refreshing taste, then fresh herbal notes, smooth and soft carbonation are revealed. Beer has a lasting sensation of hop bitterness in the aftertaste, which distinguishes it from other lagers on the market. The recommended temperature of use is 6–8 ° C. This beer goes well with barbecue, sushi, Asian dishes with chicken, hard cheese and savory foods, especially Dutch bitterballen (bitter balls). Continue reading

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 mean almost anything. But do not think that this post is from the series “You Won’t Believe What They Add to Your Beer”

I became interested in natural flavors because of the growing popularity of “craft beer,” which flourishes by adding a variety of ingredients of this kind. Blue Moon, America’s most popular beer, also contains natural flavors, as well as the Leinenkugel line of shandy beer cocktails, which in 2013 became the fastest growing segment of the beer market.

However, not only large manufacturers add natural flavorings to beer – they can also be found in beer from Sam Adams, Shipyard, Rogue and many other US breweries. Continue reading

Beer guide in Warsaw

 

Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. Developed infrastructure, European standards of urban planning and a great history. All this intertwined in this city and formed its modern look. Due to its convenient location, Warsaw annually receives millions of tourists from all over the world. We continue our regular column “Beer Guide” and tell you about the most worthy beer establishments of the city of two banks.

For beer tourism in the capital, we recommend using the local resource ontap.pl, where in addition to working hours you can always find the current list of varieties on taps. We also advise you to remember the phrase “deska piw” – a tasting set of 3–6 varieties, which is served most often on a wooden plank. Continue reading

16th Century Antwerp Pubs
Beer history researcher Rowel Mulder, in his blog Lost Beers, talks about the many pubs in Antwerp in the 16th century and the variety of beers and wines you could…

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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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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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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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