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.
– 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
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
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