Beer country Belgium


  Alongside Great Britain and Germany, Belgium is one of the countries that deserves special mention on a world map of beer culture. However, the area in question only covers today’s Belgium at its core, and parts of today’s Netherlands and northeastern France are also included. Until the heyday of

Craft beer and brewing at home


  Even before Jimmy Carter legalized home-brewing again after 43 years in 1978, many Americans secretly ate beer with baker’s yeast in their cellars and cooking pots. The Presidential Decree now paved the way for federal brewing approval at home – most recently Alabama and Mississippi in 2013. The popular

All you wanted to know about non-alcoholic beer. Part 2


Increasing demand In 1981, the breweries of the Federal Republic sold about 90,000 hectoliters of non-alcoholic beer, of which 35% Birell, 29% Gerstel and 28% Clausthaler. In 1986, the Irish Guinness Brewery, with its top-fermented “caliber”, also presented a “non-alcoholic” beverage to provide businesspeople with beer-free drinking during their lunch

All you wanted to know about non-alcoholic beer. Part 1


Background The first attempts to produce a non-alcoholic beer have been handed down in Germany from 1895. They came either as “malted gold” or “Reformbier” (both 1905) especially in abstinence economies for serving, or as the “perplex” of the Flensburg Actienbrauerei (founded in 1873, one of the two forerunners of