Author: Mareike Hasenbeck

A glass of beer

Maibock – Tradition Meets Innovation

The Bock beer season is still in full swing: true beer connoisseurs are now drinking Maibock. But how exactly is this type of beer different from other Bock beers?

chocolate and beer

Exploring fascinating flavor combinations

Beer and chocolate? Until recently you’d be forgiven for thinking this was something of an odd combination. But with today’s craft beer industry turning out ever more varied brews, young...

Wanted: Beer champions

In the run-up to drinktec, around 50 beer experts will come together at the trade fair center in Munich to compete for the title of best beer sommelier in the...

Tasting-Team from European Beer Star 2016

International beer awards gain importance

The rapid expansion of the craft beer market has seen a surge in the number of international competitions, not least here in Germany where awards are seeing record numbers of...

an equipment for homebrewing

Something is brewing in home kettles

In basements, laundry rooms, and garages, a new trend is taking hold: Increasing numbers of amateur brewers are producing their own beers at home. These days, there are even competitions...

Max Senner (left) and Bryan France from Yankee & Kraut

American-Bavarian brewing power

Here on the drinktec blog, we are going to start taking a regular look at the most significant newcomers to the craft beer scene. This time it’s the turn of...

Hops - The Soul of Beer

Aroma Hops on the Rise

Hops are the spirit of beer, and now the craft beer movement is giving new impetus to the global hop market. More and more new breeds of “green gold” are...

a bavarian meal in the evening

Enjoyable Combinations

Specialty beers are increasingly becoming the drink of choice to accompany cheese rather than wine. Combining cheese with selected beers is giving connoisseurs a whole new flavor experience.

New Star in the Craft Beer Sky

Here on the drinktec blog, we are going to start taking a regular look at the most significant newcomers to the craft beer scene. First up is “Frau Gruber” a...

some beer and something good to eat

Craft Beer to Complement Your Meal

These days, when dining at a high-class restaurant, you may find that you are offered more than just the traditional wine list: top chefs are discovering that craft beers also...

Belgian beer culture

Belgian beer added to world heritage list

From Lambic right through to Trappist beer: Belgium boasts an enormous variety of beers, unrivaled by most other countries on the planet. Now, the Belgians’ passion for their favorite drink...