Author: Mareike Hasenbeck

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Innovation and Fighting Spirit at the Brew Kettle

Bright green hop juice, a beer made using wine yeast, and chai tea: Once a year, students at the Technical University of Munich in Weihenstephan unleash their creative potential in an innovation competition. Recently, they have presented their ideas in front of a panel of prestigious judges.

a glas of gin

Gin is still in

Straight or in a cocktail, the enormous selection and variety of flavors has furthered the success of the juniper-based spirit to such an extent that it has become more than just the summer’s trendiest tipple. It would be impossible to imagine a bar without gin, with creative keeps forever coming up with new ways to mix it.

Grain varieties form different malts

How does beer get its color?

Pale, dark or black beer: grain varieties are dried to form different malts, which give the beer its color and flavor. But how does it work?

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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 it upon themselves to fight the “samey” beers produced by large brewers. Their magic words are “bravery,” “character,” and “creativity.” This is no different in Germany,...

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. In addition, new and exciting new varieties are being launched on the market just now.

canned beer created by Stone Brewing

Pleasure Revolution from a Can

Canned beer leaves its dingy corner. More and more craft brewers rely on chic aluminum containers that also provide ideal protection for the contents.

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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 the location.

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The 7 Most Senseless Beer Myths

Beer is unhealthy and makes you fat and impotent. Absurd myths abound about the favorite beverage of the Germans. But what is really true about these prejudices?