You've likely seen, in recent years, reports of the growing craft beer movement in the US having a tremendous impact on local economies. Small brewers are creating hubs of activity spurring economic growth, but on the other side of the world, beer is literally building cities. Or, should I say rebuilding.
The Booming Business of Booze-Free Beer
Just when you thought I couldn't find another Britain-based beer story to cover, here it is. According to the Daily Mail, the British public purchased more than 18.2 million liters (4.8 million gallons) of low-alcohol or no-alcohol beer in the previous 12 months. This 17% raise in sales for these market segments comes at a time when "high alcohol beers" (with an ABV of 7.5% or more) saw an 11% decline.
Beer Review – Tyskie Gronie
On one fateful August day, I was prowling the aisles of my local Total Wine and More, deciding what delicious alcoholic goodness I would bring home with me when I stumbled upon a brew named Tyskie in the "Europe" section. I quickly realized that this beer was Polish, and having never tried a Polish beer before, I added it to my cart. About a week later I tried it and posted a picture on my Instagram feed, which was immediately met with disdain coming from Polish beer drinkers. That little story alone should give you a pretty good idea of where this review is heading.
Beer Review – Pilsner Urquell
On a recent trip to my local Total Wine and More, I was perusing the beer aisle when a rep asked me if I would like to try a sample. On offer was a shot of Pilsner Urquell, a beer I was assured was the very first pilsner brewed on earth. Brewed in Pilsen, Czech Republic since 1842, Pilsner Urquell definitely had history in its side, but how does it taste?
Beer Review – Samuel Adams Boston Lager
Happy Fourth of July everyone! While I was not born in the U.S.A, I have called the United States my home for almost six years. In commemoration of the 241st birthday of this great nation, I decided to review an American beer today. What better beer to choose than one named after a founding father - Samuel Adams!
Battle of the Beers – June Reviews
Another month is in the books and 2017 is flying by. I reviewed a total of 15 brews in the month of June! These rankings highlight my thoughts of each beer from worst to first and are purely my opinion. You may not agree, and that's completely fine!
Beer Review – Paulaner Hefe-Weizen
In 2016, Paulaner produced 1 million hectoliters (thats 26,417,205.2 gallons) of beer which is consumed in over80 countries. This translates to 211,337,641.6 pints of Paulaner consumed in one calendar year, which is fairly impressive in my eyes.
Beer Review – Blanche de Bruxelles
Interestingly, the original brewery was dismantled during WW1. In 1916, the German military seized the brewery's equipment to meet the needs of their war efforts. After the war, a struggling brewery was acquired, becoming Lefebvre's home until this day.