Beer guide in St. Petersburg
The second largest city in Russia has long been a center of attraction for tourists. Everyone finds something different in St. Petersburg. Travelers from all over the world come to…

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Try Belgium for a taste: Belgian beer festival takes place in Minsk
It is believed that the first Belgian beer appeared during the Crusades in the XII century. Local monasteries brewed and sold beer to earn on charitable deeds. In addition, it…

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How craft brewers make hard selter better
Sales of low-alcohol sparkling water (hard seltter) in 2019 reached the billion dollar mark and even stepped over it. According to experts, by 2021 this figure may even exceed $…

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traditional Munich white sausage

Philip Vandenbruhle: “Belarus needs to develop local breweries. There will be no culture without them ”

It is no secret that the Belgian brewing school is one of the most respected. The Belgians, however, did not come to this immediately. There was a time when beer consumption and the number of independent breweries were unusually low. Pivo.by journalist met with the Honorary Consul of Belgium in Belarus, Philip A.G. Vandenbruhle, and talked about the traditions, culture and prospects of cooperation between the countries.

Philip Vandenbroele
– Tell us about yourself. What do you work with and how did you end up in Belarus?

– I was born in the city of Bruges and now I live in two countries, as it were. I am in Minsk for a week, and I spend the rest of the month in my own country. Continue reading

Beer Autumn in Kiev – September Fest and Octoberfest festivals

At the very beginning of autumn in Ukraine, as many as 3 beer festivals took place, 2 of which took place in Kiev and one in Lviv. What can it talk about? Ukrainians finally come to the conclusion that it is better to drink natural drinks and not to abuse strong alcohol. Ukrainians strive to be closer to Europe, where the culture of beer consumption is on a completely different level. The first festival was held at VDNH, and was held under the name Septemberfest’13, such famous musicians as Lyapis Trubetskoy and the Kiev rock band Otorvald performed as headliners on the main stage of the festival. 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 them there. About six and a half million people attend the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich every year. The main measure of everything here is a beer mug. Munich’s traditional thick glass mug is called Maß. How much beer will cost in such a mug is what fans of the world-famous national holiday in the Bavarian capital want to know long before it starts.

This year, as was announced now by the Oktoberfest organizing committee, for the first time in the long history of the holiday, the minimum price of a liter mug of beer will be more than 10 euros. As a special delicacy for people coming to Oktoberfest from around the world, this year, ice-cream beer or beer ice cream is offered. Continue reading

Why breweries produce non-alcoholic craft beer
Sarah Jane Curran,  talks about the growing demand for non-alcoholic craft beer and breweries that already produce such beer. Pivo.by publishes a translation of the material. According to a new…

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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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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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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…

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