Author: Mareike Hasenbeck

“Don Limone” Gets Newcomers off to a Flying Start

Here on the drinktec blog, we regularly take a look at the most impressive newcomers to the craft beer scene. This time we’d like to introduce an innovative Munich-based startup called “Munich Brew Mafia”, which will be showcasing its creative beers, including its highly successful “Don Limone” pilsner, at the place2beer exhibition in hall B1.

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 beer sommeliers are discovering some really exciting new flavors with these unlikely companions. At drinktec, visitors can find out all about the latest forays into the combination of cocoa and...

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 world. These experts put together the beer menus for top restaurants and destination bars, advise food experts and top chefs on their menu choices, and surprise customers with truly unusual...

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 applications year after year. This year’s drinktec will play host to the presentation ceremony for the winners of the European Beer Star.

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 and festivals for these experimental brews, as well as a dedicated area at drinktec. Thus began the craft beer movement in the USA: young people were tired of drinking similar...

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 the innovative start-up ‘Yankee & Kraut’ from Ingolstadt, which will be presenting its creative brews at the place2beer in Hall B1.

a small glass of beer

Sour beer – a forgotten beer style brought back to life

Whether it’s lambic, Berliner Weisse, or gose: Sour beers are currently enjoying more international popularity than ever before. But what makes them so special? Sour beer only exists in Belgium: or at least that’s what most beer drinkers think. In actual fact, these highly aromatic brews have a long tradition here in Germany. In Berlin, for example, ‘Berliner Weisse’ was...

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 not only lending beers a tangy, bitter flavor, but are also opening up a whole new range of aromas.

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.