Tagged: Brewing Industry

Brut IPA: The new discovery of creative brewers.

Brut IPA: Bone-dry beers are the next big thing

Creative brewers are always sniffing around for new inspiration when it comes to aroma and distinctive ingredients. Their latest discovery goes by the name of Brut IPA (India Pale Ale), which is brewed with special enzymes or yeast to give it a true champagne-like character. You’d be hard-pressed to find a style of beer more varied than India Pale Ale:...

The India Pale Ale Chamamè

Chamamè IPA: One beer brings two countries together

When you hear the words “Germany meets Argentina” you might instinctively think they refer to a thrilling encounter in the FIFA World Cup. But no, the India Pale Ale Chamamè IPA combines German hops, Argentinian citrus fruits and an international passion for great beer. The idea behind it was brewed up by Eber Andriuolo, head brewer at Lindenberg in Argentina,...

New pilsner generation makes a splash

New pilsner generation makes a splash

Brewers intend to reverse declining pilsner sales by offering a variety of individual tastes. To attract new target groups, international producers have entered the game and are bringing out new interpretations of the bottom-fermented brew, which uses different combinations of hops and malt. A new pilsner generation is bubbling up in the brew kettle.

Brewhouses: Global innovation drivers

Brewhouses: Global innovation drivers

Manufacturers of brewing equipment and systems are increasingly having to respond to the individual wishes of new target groups. And size is not always everything: Small, state-of-the-art brewhouses are enabling Krones AG, Rolec, and others to tap new markets around the world.

Major changes in the hops market – bittering hops vs. aroma hops

Major changes in the hops market – bittering hops vs. aroma hops

In previous years, aroma hops have been a real money spinner for many producers. With increasing demand for bittering hops and a troublesome harvest, the global hops market is currently on the brink of yet another change. European and American hop growers are once again having to plant more high-alpha crops.

Nonalcoholic beer pulls into the fast lane with no shame

Nonalcoholic beer pulls into the fast lane with no shame

The latest figures from beverage industry associations and the German Statistical Office indicate a decline in beverage consumption among the country’s consumers. Overall, Germans drank approximately 750.9 liters of alcoholic, nonalcoholic, hot and homemade beverages in 2017. In looking at the statistics, however, it’s apparent that nonalcoholic drinks, in particular those considered healthy, bucked the trend and gained ground during...

Tasting-Team from European Beer Star 2016

International beer awards gain importance

The rapid expansion of the craft beer market has seen a surge in the number of international competitions, not least here in Germany where awards are seeing record numbers of applications year after year. This year’s drinktec will play host to the presentation ceremony for the winners of the European Beer Star.

Belgian beer culture

Belgian beer added to world heritage list

From Lambic right through to Trappist beer: Belgium boasts an enormous variety of beers, unrivaled by most other countries on the planet. Now, the Belgians’ passion for their favorite drink has been rewarded by Unesco.

500 years of German Purity Law

From Jimson Weed to Oxblood

This year, the German Purity Law is celebrating its 500th anniversary. However, there are a number of bizarre legends surrounding what is claimed to be the world’s oldest food law. Join me for a journey through the history of beer. It was a turbulent time when the law was introduced back in 1516, with peasant uprisings, the Reformation, rebellion, famine,...

German Purity Law

500th anniversary this week: Germany´s Beer Purity Law

 It is generally believed to be the oldest food law in the world, although this is not historically proven: The German, or rather Bavarian, “Reinheitsgebot”, known as the Purity Law. At a gathering of knights and landed gentry in Ingolstadt on April 23, 1516—precisely 500 years ago—the Bavarian Duke Wilhelm IV issued an order on “how beer should be brewed...