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An angel gets its wings at Barcelona Beer Festival — it’s a wonderful life

An angel gets its wings at Barcelona Beer Festival — it’s a wonderful life

It’s all about the bell.  Every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings, according to Frank Capra’s teacher.  Yet the bell at the Barcelona Beer Festival signifies a new beer has been tapped.  And the bell rings often.  For there is a row […]

今年もやって参ります, バルセロナで開催される Barcelona Beer Festival 2019!

今年もやって参ります, バルセロナで開催される Barcelona Beer Festival 2019!

本年度は3月15日 (金) から17日 (日) 迄, 3日間に渡り欧州内に限らず世界中からのクラフトビアが集結する, 正に祭典と呼ぶに相応しい1年に1度のビアカーニバル. 毎年ビアビジネスに携わる人たちの為のブースも設けられ, ホップ / モルト / イーストといったビア造りに不可欠な材料は勿論の事, Keg からビアタンク, ♪ 大きなものから小さなものまで ♪ ビアを造り上げるに必要不可欠な全ての醸造機器諸々, さらにはロゴシールやビアマットを扱う会社まで! といった風に痒い所まで手が届く! と, まさにビア業界で働いていなくともこの業界を知りたい人にももってこい!, つまりは色々と網羅されているビアフェスなのです. 目玉と言うべきは, 既に色々な噂を聞きつけかけつけた Beer Geek 達にとっては勿論の事, 新たなるビアワールドの門を叩き, クラフトビアの世界に酔いしれるべく参戦する newcomer 達がワクワクせずにはいられない (要するに誰もが待ち構えている) 「Meet The Brewer!」 = つまりは世界中から招待された素晴らしき Brewery の Brewer 達との密会, 一枠2時間という限られた時間でのビア提供であります! そしてこのわずかな時間内で, […]

A beer festival is all the world

A beer festival is all the world

“I’d like to ask your help,” urged a mischievous John Lennon in 1963 at the Queen’s annual Royal Variety Performance.  “Would the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands?  And the rest of you, if you’ll just rattle your jewellery.” And so, the leveller […]

Visually appealing design sells Craft Beer to the unacquainted

Visually appealing design sells Craft Beer to the unacquainted

In today’s crowded market an ever-increasing number of start-up Craft Beer breweries compete for finite consumer expenditure.  Shelf-space is finite, too.  How a Craft Beer sells itself visually in a supermarket or bottle-shop is vital to success. A Craft Beer that demonstrates it understands branding […]

A cold, snowy Road to Cicerone Bootcamp, 2018

A cold, snowy Road to Cicerone Bootcamp, 2018

It’s said the first step is always the most difficult.  In our case it was a 4,000-mile first step to Chicago in the spring of 2018.  Difficult because our departure from Amsterdam coincided with the year’s first tulips — a colourful Netherlands was in full […]

Paying It Forward

Paying It Forward

Because Kaeru Beer believes in the influence wielded by Social Media and its latent marketing muscle, we have decided to start occasionally paying the compliment forward by randomly selecting an organisation or group from our Social Media followers. We shall spend 5 minutes briefly investigating […]

Getting to know: Old Dairy Brewery

Getting to know: Old Dairy Brewery

A clue to its history and roots lies in its name. It’s not too challenging: Old Dairy Brewery was founded in 2009 at a former facility for milking dairy cows in Kent, an English county known to beer-lovers across the globe for its world-class hops. […]

Welcoming the Pacific Northwest to east Amsterdam

Welcoming the Pacific Northwest to east Amsterdam

Local beer is available too, but it is the welcome renaissance in Craft Beer from across the Atlantic that brings many tourists and locals alike to Grand Café Lokaal, a lively bar and restaurant in east Amsterdam that showcases the offerings of several well-respected breweries […]

On a beer Mission to San Diego’s East Village

On a beer Mission to San Diego’s East Village

As unassuming as it is, the former Wonder Bread Building in San Diego’s East Village, a home run across the parking lot from Petco Park, home of the Padres, provides little exterior clue about the epic happenings within.  Unbeknownst to the casual passers-by, the shabby-yet-appealing […]