Quenching European beer ladies’ thirst for a Pink Boots Society

Quenching European beer ladies’ thirst for a Pink Boots Society

(First published 21 March 2018) Two-thirds of us at Kaeru Beer are female. So organisations representing ladies working in beer interest us. We applaud any inclusive venture that educates, promotes and raises awareness about what we do. Whether brewer, writer, hospitality expert, or any other…

Crises innovate a virtual beer industry

Crises innovate a virtual beer industry

A Virtual Brewgaloo supplementing a physical event later in the year is a wonderful idea. Everybody needs cultural focus and social togetherness at this critical time. It’s a great opportunity. Introducing North Carolina and NC Beer to a much wider audience, national and global: North…

Too many unrelated beer industry groups cannot oversee unified success

Too many unrelated beer industry groups cannot oversee unified success

Sustainable growth and longevity in oversaturated markets. Supporting industry rights and consumer protection that advocate responsible behaviour. And, most important: success challenging homogeny and unscrupulous monopolisation. Common concerns raised within the beer and cider industry. Heard loudest in markets lacking governance and independent self-regulation. Usually…

Innovative KeyKeg charms a pioneering Great British Beer Festival

Innovative KeyKeg charms a pioneering Great British Beer Festival

A remarkable Great British Beer Festival sees OneCircle successfully fascinate thousands of visitors with its revolutionary KeyKeg and UniKeg sustainable keg.

Worshipping the Holy Spiritus of brewing, distilling and events

Worshipping the Holy Spiritus of brewing, distilling and events

100% pure ciders, meads, distilled beverages and liqueurs, all traditionally brewed in a church.  It’s not a common thing to hear.  And yet, the Holy Spiritus in Sint Jansteen, Zeeland, is a brewery, distillery and events location that is open to individuals and trade. The…

The Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of beer packaging determines its environmental impact

The Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of beer packaging determines its environmental impact

A common remark we hear from a variety of beer professionals is that steel kegs are much better for the environment and are the epitome of a ‘circular economy’, purely because they can be cleaned and reused. Often the remark is made either by an…

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…

Meet your new best friend: the uKeg

Meet your new best friend: the uKeg

Kaeru Beer was introduced to the innovative GrowlerWerks uKeg yesterday.  And we’re impressed.  It originates from Portland, Oregon — of course it does! — but is available in Europe through Belgium’s Brouwland. Our love of innovation and disruption is no secret.  Our love of innovative…

Un-untappd

Un-untappd

Who still uses Untappd?  It seems as though I speak to at least one person per day who has abandoned it, whether it’s a taproom owner who’s fed-up of beer-tickers only visiting to drink whatever’s ‘new’ — the smallest serving, of course; a free sample…