Category: Beer and its makers

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Brewing Beer like Barack Obama

A new trend is emerging in basements, laundry rooms and garages across Germany. Increasing numbers of amateur brewers are producing their own beers at home – just like US President Barack Obama. While doing...

500 years of German Purity Law

From Jimson Weed to Oxblood

This year, the German Purity Law is celebrating its 500th anniversary. However, there are a number of bizarre legends surrounding what is claimed to be the world’s oldest food law. Join me for a...

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What is ‘craft’ beer?

A new beer culture is currently emerging around the world. In virtually all corners of the globe, young brewers are developing special recipes or seeking new inspiration from traditional brewing techniques. They have taken...

Hops - The Soul of Beer

The Soul of Beer

Cascade, Callista or Mandarina Bavaria: Water already starts to run in the mouth of craft brewers and beer lovers when they hear these names. Hops are one of the key ingredients in creative beers....

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Basic rules for beer tastings

A beer-tasting session is similar to a wine dégustation. Participants learn to assess the color, aroma and taste of the different beers, but also important are the temperature at which it is served and...