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Industry on the edge: Hunting Craft Beer to extinction

Industry on the edge: Hunting Craft Beer to extinction

The craft beer industry’s fragile state is a hot topic. Beer Apps driving certain consumer demands are undermining industry confidence. From the supply chain to retailer, from brewers to wholesalers, it affects everybody. Drinkers’ continual search for ‘new’ beer has created a false market. This…

Miroc Beer’s Marugame taproom reinforces Shikoku craft beer benchmark

Miroc Beer’s Marugame taproom reinforces Shikoku craft beer benchmark

Industry- and process-focused commentators entrust beer critique to taste experts. But everybody values well-rounded beer. Discovering a skilful malt and hops balance is joyous. And so, Marugame’s Miroc Beer ranks among the area’s high-profile craft beer breweries. It deserves its position. The Miroc Beer taproom’s…

2020: Sake’s year

2020: Sake’s year

Another year and a new focus on brewing, yeast and natural fermentation. The cider- and beer-lovers’ interest in special yeast production, usage and spontaneous fermentation sees sake as a logical progression. There are many similarities in process and method. And with draft Keg Sake available…

New Year’s spicy sake tradition conquering Japanese evil spirits

New Year’s spicy sake tradition conquering Japanese evil spirits

New Year’s Eve in Japan is a muted affair. Away from downtown’s neon spectacle there is little appeal at midnight for the west’s effusive, tactile rapture. Popping champagne and igniting fireworks is rare outside popular tourist hubs. And yet, the Japanese staid stereotype is a…

Airport beer monopolies leave travellers thirsty

Airport beer monopolies leave travellers thirsty

Do national airports act as a model for monopolisation? Does a lack of variety exemplify a beer landscape that will inevitably result from continued heavy-handed domination by big beer tyranny? Only a few years ago thirsty travellers searching for appealing beers were rewarded with choice.…

Beer Geeks brew social awareness at Jopen

Beer Geeks brew social awareness at Jopen

Beer’s image has undergone a dramatic revamp over recent decades.  The loutish, laddish perception is no longer applicable.  Beer has a social conscience.  The preferred beverage for modern, socially conscious consumers. Beer remains at the heart of much social interaction.  Its relationship with drinkers, however,…

日本酒という新たな魅惑の扉

日本酒という新たな魅惑の扉

今の世の中人々はどこに居ようとも, 自分のお気に入りの異文化を自分の住む身近な環境でお披露目する事が可能となった.  例えば, 日本の ‘寿司’ が現代において国際的料理と言える事がこの事を物語っている. 日本酒 — Sake — も今や世界規模で国際的なプレミアム価値のある飲み物として名声を拡大し続けている.  これは間違いない事実だ.  長い歴史を持ち, 東アジア特有の並行複発酵という手法で造られるこの飲み物は日本という文化や味を象徴するに実に代表的と言える. Sake Passion はベルギー南東部, ルクセンブルグにほぼ近い Fouches で, 日本酒輸入並びに販売代理店を行っている.  キュレーターの如く選び抜いた高品質の日本酒を扱うのは Vincent と Florence の ‘日本酒大使’ の2人.  彼らの旅は 2010年 に始まった.  Vincent はベルギー人として数少ない日本酒の達人の資格を持つ1人でもある. 二人は年に1度日本へ足を運び, 一つ一つ酒蔵を訪れ彼らの目と舌でこれだ!と感じた酒を選び抜く.  これらの中から更に選ばれた酒が今回 BXL にてお目見えとなるのだが, 今回は特に料理とのペアリングに焦点を定めた酒達が披露される. クラフトビールのフェスティバルという場でリアルな日本酒を味わう事が出来る機会は, 海外ではなかなかない. 日本酒は実に奥深く, 味わえば味わうほど益々虜となるだろう. 2人が選び抜いた日本酒達を是非ともこの機会に知って欲しい, そして舌の肥えたクラフトビールファン達が日本酒という新たな魅惑の扉を開いてくれるよう,…

KeyKeg International Beer Festival’s exclusive fresh quality prestige

KeyKeg International Beer Festival’s exclusive fresh quality prestige

Den Helder’s Theater de Kampanje hosts OneCircle’s red-carpet moment for a 3rd year, KeyKeg and UniKeg’s fresh top-quality beer winning drinkers’ approval.

Kaeru Beer’s appearance at 11. Warszawski Festiwal Piwa | 11th Warsaw Beer Festival

Kaeru Beer’s appearance at 11. Warszawski Festiwal Piwa | 11th Warsaw Beer Festival

BEER AROUND THE WORLD Kaeru Beer will be appearing on the Main Stage at 11. Warszawski Festiwal Piwa | 11th Warsaw Beer Festival — Thursday, 24 October 2019 from 20:00-21:00 — talking with Michał Janiak (Małe Piwo FM) about beer culture and processes around the…

Warszawski Festiwal Piwa reveals secret to remarkable beer festivals

Warszawski Festiwal Piwa reveals secret to remarkable beer festivals

Warszawski Festiwal Piwa reveals secret to remarkable beer festivals.