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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 world. Now, several German convents and monasteries have joined forces to maintain this heritage.

A brewing pot

Small-scale brewing: a homebrewer’s paradise

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.

Product presentation at drink technology india

The Indian beverage industry is booming – and so is drink technology India

Economic growth and social change on the Indian subcontinent are causing the beverage, dairy and liquid food industry to boom. Euromonitor International forecasts all beverage sectors will grow at double-digit rates in the next four years, which drink technology India (dti) will also benefit from. In many ways the Indian markets for soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, such as beer,...

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 at the recent drinktec.

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 and showed how they are responding to the craft beer scene.

drinktec und SIMEI

SIMEI@drinktec premiere marks record-setting year

More international, more innovative and with the highest participation numbers yet – cooperation between drinktec and SIMEI reveals that both trade fairs are stronger together. The two fairs have set the agenda for years to come, created synergies and brought decision-makers from around the world together in Munich.

Different glasses for different types of beer

Trend: The right glass for every beer

Glassware manufacturers are playing their part in the growing diversity of new beer styles. At this year’s drinktec, there were more glasses on offer than ever before. Many producers showed off unusual design innovations and set new trends.

A picture of the drinktec

drinktec 2017 verdict: bigger and better than ever

drinktec 2017 has now come to a close. But after spending five great days in Munich, both exhibitors and visitors agree that it was the best drinktec ever. The leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry has never been so well attended or welcomed visitors and exhibitors from so many different countries before, nor have so many...