Brasil Brau 2011 It happened in July in São Paulo, one of the biggest beer event in Brazil. It takes place every two years and offers industry news, both technological and new beers and breweries.
In the past couple of months, the venerated Campaign for Real Ale, first beer consumers’ association in the world, has been in the beerlovers’ eye with some serious controversy.
DeuS. Malheur Brut Cuvée Royale. Trum Diamond Beer. Estrella Damm Inedit. Weihenstephan / Samuel Adams Infinium,…( I might have added the Mikkeller Noma Novel, but not having tasted that one, judgment must be suspended). Now, ring a bell, the above brews? Did you taste them? And… did you like them? REALLY?
A day into the National Homebrewers Conference in San Diego, Pro-Brewer night began to take shape against a backdrop of beer euphoria. I got the chance for a quick interview with one of the professional brewers that were one hand to serve their beer to the thousands of evidently extremely thirsty homebrewers. Working quickly before the noise reached a level that made it impossible [...]
The first edition of the South Beer Cup in Buenos Aires – Argentina took place earlier this month. The festival comes at exactly the time when several countries are beginning to show a great progress in the beer market like Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and others. Brazil was well represented and showed to be in [...]
“No rest for the wicked” the saying goes. That is probably why I have less and less leisure time to visit festivals, or other beery gatherings. Though it could be discussed whether going to a beerfestival constitutes “rest”… I consider it hard work, but my MIO doesn’t tend to look at it that way.
Maxim Magazine in Brazil did their first award to choose the best beers in the country. It all happened on Melograno Bar in Sao Paulo city. The beers were divided between craft beer and commercial, for a total of 12 categories (Weiss, American lager, Red Ale, Commercial, Porter, Dunkel, Pale Ale, IPA, Golden Ale, Stout [...]
I. Introduction In the online community of beer enthusiasts, fanatics, and geeks, there is an elephant in the room. eBay has become an increasingly popular market for rare beer. Just a few years ago, special beer releases were attended by a select few; they have now morphed into major events promoted over social media and [...]
Belgium is a funny little country – for as much as it is a country, rather than two regions and an overgrown provincial town with global pretences… but that isn’t here to discuss. There are a lot of sayings about us (two), and as far as generalizations can be accurate, one that makes a good [...]
Rupprecht Loeffler (93 years old), the oldest brewer in Brazil, was admitted to the Santa Cruz Hospital and died on the last day of February. His father founded Canoinhense Brewery in Canoinhas City in 1908, known today as the only brewery in Brazil to preserve the same characteristics as ever. Canoinhas Brewery produces craft beer with family [...]