Snow, ice and freezing temperatures – in conditions like these, beer fans need more than just cookies, blankets and a crackling fireplace. They also need a delicious drink that produces a warm glow from within. So how about a nice warm glass of mulled beer – something that’s becoming more and more popular all over the world.
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As part of the current beer movement, not only are a number of new breweries establishing themselves throughout Europe, but also more and more cool, stylish bars with a wider selection of creative beer concoctions. Here are five insider tips for beer aficionados who frequently travel throughout Europe.
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 are the 10 best quotations:
Following a trend for potent alcoholic and aromatic concoctions, creative brewers are now increasingly turning to uncomplicated beer styles that with high drinkability. Their journey takes them straight to traditional varieties such as lager, pils and wheat beer – but with a highly experimental twist. Whether in the U.S., Belgium, or Germany, the creative beer market, still in its infancy,...
What makes a difference at a trade fair? The presentations of exhibitors are the most important factor. But the events of the supporting program are the “add-on”, the extra something. The supporting program at drinktec 2017 was more extensive than ever before, and the trade visitors made ample use of it. In the visitor survey, 60 percent indicated that they...
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 with alcohol contents similar to those of spirits. In an exciting contest to be crowned “the world’s strongest beer,” a Franconian brew currently holds the top spot.
The Independent Brewers Association held its annual meeting during drinktec, with key players from midsized private breweries gathering to discuss the current fiscal year, increased demand for regional quality beers and a shift in purchasing behavior among consumers.
The fact that drinktec gets top marks from trade visitors from around the world is almost a matter of course. drinktec 2017 achieved an outstanding result in the visitor survey. Virtually all visitors (99 percent) rated the fair as “excellent to good”, and 96 percent want to come back in 2021.
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 world. Now, several German convents and monasteries have joined forces to maintain this heritage.
Now that more and more people are brewing their own beers at home, the homebrew scene is really taking off. At the last drinktec in September, visitors were thrilled to see a huge range of equipment on offer from a number of different exhibitors.