Craft Beer World

By Russ Clarke | A curated look at Craft Beer within the UK and abroad - partner site to www.beeresque.com

Five Things No One Wants to Say About Italian Craft Beer

4 minute Read<p>Italy’s beer scene is buzzing. “Italy Is Making Some of the Best Damn Beer in the World,” reads one headline. It is “Italian Craft …

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The 25 Most Important American Craft Beers Ever Brewed

With more than 5,000 breweries, some of which produce dozens of different beers every year, America is home to the largest and most diverse beer …

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10 of the best craft-beer bars in Brussels

The Sister<p>A stone’s throw from the Grand Place, in the middle of touristy bars and fast-food joints, The Sister has a stock of more than 70 organic Belgian brews from €3, with handy tasting trays of four drafts for €10. The drinks menu reads like a sommelier wine list, describing the delicious new …

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It's National IPA Day. Here are 9 Solid Choices to Check Out

The beer world likes its made-up holidays. (There are two this week, in fact). But the IPA is a cause worth celebrating.<p>Lagers are the nation’s most …

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Artsy Cans of Craft Beer That Prove Aluminum Is All Grown Up

Once the domain of dull domestic lager, aluminum cans have become U.S. craft brewing’s coolest package, with flavor-charged beer inside and …

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5 of the Best Places For Craft Beer in Tokyo

In my home town of Chicago it’s pretty much impossible to walk more than a couple feet without stumbling into an artisanal microbrewery. Yet, despite …

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Maine Beer To Be Showcased At Major British Beer Festival

Chris Cary | Maine Brewers’ Guild<p>The Maine Beer Box, a touring cargo container that’s been retrofitted by the Maine Brewers’ Guild with 78 taps is …

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Irish craft beer production skyrockets 177% in four years

<b>Ireland's craft beer revolution has seen production skyrocket by 177% in just four years.</b><p>New figures from the Irish Brewers Association (IBA) show …

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New York Sees Boom in Craft Breweries, With More on Tap

Brewers say demand for craft beer is up, driven by an appetite for high-quality, local fare<p>It’s a Tuesday morning in Long Island City, Queens, and Chris Cuzme, the lead brewer at Fifth Hammer, is standing over a 500-gallon silver boil kettle.<p>He is watching cloudy golden liquid filter in from …

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How Vietnamese Breweries Are Using Local Ingredients to Create Stunning Craft Beer

Lager is still king in Vietnam, but a growing number of innovative brewers are experimenting with flavors to offer much more interesting …

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Craft breweries are the new hangout spot for parents. Do kids belong there?

ADVERTISING<p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. >> They piled out of cars driven by their chauffeurs and made their way through Sactown Union Brewery’s front gates, …

America’s Craft Beer Diplomacy

American beer is such an appealing and enduring notion — the wholesome drink of the country’s founders, baseball, summer barbecues — that it’s easy to forget it had to be invented.<p>In the 1940s and ’50s, for instance, a trade association labored mightily to reposition beer as a “friendly” …

How to Talk About Bourbon Without Embarrassing Yourself

Stop saying "smooth," to start.<p>I keep an empty mini bottle of vintage I.W. Harper on my bar—not because it's worth $9.99 according to eBay, but because once in a while I like to unscrew the top and take a whiff of old leatherbound book wrapped in butterscotch. It's one of those bourbons that …

An Exclusive Interview With Legendary Beer Icon Charlie Papazian

It’s fitting that after spending 40 years in the brewing industry, this evening Charlie Papazian will give the Keynote Address and Welcome Toast at …

BRUS Review

Hydrate, sort of, with 33 constantly changing taps from this Nørrebro suds stop<p><b>GO HERE:</b> to achieve beervana. At this stylish craft brewery and restaurant, you can drink more than 30 beers, tonics, and cocktails (the nonalcoholic ones are popular with nursing moms, of which there are plenty in the …

Carbon dioxide shortage threatens fizzy drink and beer sales

A shortage of carbon dioxide gas (CO2) across Europe has left drinks manufacturers scrambling to secure supplies, as the continued warm weather in Britain and the World Cup has led to a surge in demand for carbonated drinks.<p>While supply tightened as early as April due to planned shutdowns at some …

New York City’s craft alcohol industry is booming in 2018

If there’s one thing New Yorkers like to do, it’s drink. And it turns out they like to make drinks, too. In fact, the city has seen an enormous influx of craft beer makers and distilleries over the last six years.<p>According to data from the State Liquor Authority, as reported by the <i>New York Post</i>, …

Tottenham Hotspur FC Announces Signing of Local Craft Beer Partner

Tottenham can’t stay out of the news. The area is undergoing a significant ‘regeneration’ project at the moment, thanks in large part to the redevelopment of Tottenham Hotspur’s (Spurs) White Hart Lane football stadium.<p>The latest big-name announcement out of the neighbourhood is that <b>Beavertown</b>, the …

The Absolute Best Distilleries to Drink at in New York

<i>Regulatory changes and a DIY spirit have led to a renaissance in local distilling, as bootstrap brands have set up shop throughout the boroughs,</i> …

Talking “craft beer sellouts” with the guy who wrote the book on them

Nothing riles up the craft beer world like news of yet another brewery getting bought up by “Big Beer.” Chicago’s Goose Island was the first such …

Beer countries: The brews that embody their homelands

There isn’t really such a thing as terroir in beer, but that doesn’t stop brewers from capturing the essence of what their country is all about. …

Now Trump Is Coming For Your Beer

Since its emergence in 1935, the aluminum beer can has been a fixture on the US drinking scene. About half of packaged beer of the country’s two …

Mutants and Transformers: A Look into the Future of Craft Brewing

Change is the defining characteristic of the American craft brewing industry. Evolving slowly, new trends and fads appear and then solidify or …

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Why does alcohol make us drunk? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Pete Brown

Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Ah, alcohol. As Homer once said, this infamous molecule is both “the cause of, and the solution to, all of life’s problems”.<p>OK, it was Homer Simpson who said that rather than the …

OctFest Returns to New York City in September with Vince Staples and The Flaming Lips

It’s all happening on Governors Island, where game-changing Los Angeles rapper Vince Staples and Grammy-winning indie-rock icons The Flaming Lips …

This Palestinian Brewery Is Resisting Military Occupation, One Beer at a Time

“I don’t think that any brewery in the world has ever had to take beer through checkpoints on a donkey."<p>It was the year 2000 and the Second Intifada was underway. It was nearly impossible for people to cross short distances between cities and villages in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, let …

Belgian monks are desperately searching for a medieval beer recipe so they can open a microbrewery

Like a family recipe that everyone loved yet no one thought to preserve for posterity, Belgian monks are on the hunt for a long-lost beer …

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Gone in a Flash: What Green Flash's woes mean to craft beer

Mike Hinkley came to last week’s national Craft Brewers Conference in Nashville with a message:<p>He’s not the ghost of San Diego beer past.<p>“I’m meeting …

How the craft brewing industry is leading the political revolution

If there are two statements that can unite Americans in 2018, they are the following: the American political landscape is the worst it’s been in …