Category: Beer

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The sustainability puzzle at the Munich Hofbräuhaus

Do good and tell people about it. There is still a lot of good to be done in the areas of environmental protection and sustainable production. When it comes to sustainable beer production, the Staatliches Hofbräuhaus in Munich is one of the trailblazers. And yet we hardly ever hear about the many measures being taken there. Why? Because sustainable business is simply common sense according to Dr Michael Möller, technical director, and Sebastian Utz, environmental officer at Hofbräuhaus München.

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Grain harvest 2021– difficult times for malting barley

The grain harvest in 2021 was marked by disappointing results on the whole in terms of yields and quality, with variations from one region to the next. The high yield expectations in June and July were suddenly let down. Since then the grain prices have skyrocketed. Stephan Bergler, IREKS, provides us with a cause and effect analysis.

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Keg sizes: The trends in the draft beer market

What advantages can reducing the size of barrels in catering bring? To what extent can this positively affect beverage dispensing quality, hygiene, variety and even labor law aspects? Read for yourself.

Bayreuther beer in bar

Lager beer maintains drawing power

Lagers have been the reliable force behind beer sales for years. Between January and October 2020, sales surged by an impressive 25 percent as compared with the same period in 2019. But dark clouds hang over the export beer market, with sales continuing to decline. Yet the steepness of the decline has eased.

KI-Bier Deeper von MN Brew

AI Beer: Artificial intelligence brews beer

Adrian Minnig, technical director at the Swiss microbrewery MN Brew, is particularly mindful of tradition. But recently he has begun utilizing artificial intelligence to develop recipes. In this interview, he talks about his experiences and the first attempts at brewing AI beer.

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Beer in South Korea – Diverse Market Situation

Despite its small size, South Korea is one of the largest and most exciting beer markets in the Asian region. With a current per capita consumption of over 39 liters, the country’s beer industry has registered steady growth rates during the last decade as a whole.