Category: Beer

Many taps in a row

The Russian beer scene is booming

Winds of change are blowing throughout the breweries and brewhouses of the largest country on the planet. Despite Russia’s prolonged economic problems, many new creative breweries with a wide range...

Bottles and a glass of Coffee Stout

Unusual brews that will really make you drop your jaw

Creative brewers are no longer scared of experimenting with truly outlandish ingredients. Whilst more tame refinements include the addition of pumpkin, chocolate and cold-brew coffee, the really unusual brews, such...

Three different types of beer in a row

7 top tips for homebrewers

To produce your own beer at home, it’s not just the right equipment that will make all the difference – you also need a good amount of expert knowledge and...

A collage of poets and thinkers

Famous beer drinkers and their philosophies

The favorite drink of many poets and thinkers, such as Luther, Shakespeare and Hemingway, traditionally has been beer. Their own literature lends many references to the amber nectar — here...

A bottle of a strong beer called Sink The Bismarck

The contest for the world’s strongest beer

For many beer fans, the strong-beer season marks the most important time of the year. But beyond joining in the merry, boozy strong-beer festivities, aficionados can explore a few brews...

Abbey breweries: Kloster Andechs

Holy brews

Abbey breweries are regarded as the pioneers of a centuries-old beer culture. Some abbeys still produce special beers brewed to age-old recipes that are considered among the best in the...

Hands full of hops

Hops: a green gold rush

The craft beer movement’s dynamic growth is transforming the global market for hops. New flavor varieties are causing the whole industry to flourish, and its key developments were on show...

Freshly kilned malt

Malt factories bank on flavor diversity

More and more brewers are demanding distinctive specialty roasts from their malt producers to give their beer an unmistakable flavor kick. Major producers presented these new malt trends at drinktec...