Tag: Berlin

Fading in Popularity: East Germany’s Beer Styles History by the Glass by

A document detailing the 22 styles of beer permitted in East Germany offers a glimpse into the former country’s Cold War-era brewing culture.

Ludger Berges, Owner of Hopfen & Malz Last Call by

When Ludger Berges opened his boutique bottle shop in Berlin four years ago, the city’s craft brewing scene was just starting to take shape. Since then, Berlin’s craft beer market has exploded.

Italian Breweries Open Locations Abroad News by

Proud of their origins, Italian brewers represent themselves with passion. While some entrepreneurs are hoping to recreate a piece of their native homeland, others are choosing to mixing it up.

German Porter: Part One History by the Glass by

There’s an unbroken history of Porter brewing in Germany going back around 200 years. Porter was the first style to be a huge international hit and was brewed all over the world.

German Pilsener History by the Glass by

Anyone who tells you East German beer was terrible either never drank any, is a liar, or only tried Gothauer beer. Best German Pilsener I’ve ever had? Mühlhausener Pilsator.

Berliner Braunbier History by the Glass by

We’ve all heard of Berliner Weisse, but who now remembers her brunette sibling, Berliner Braunbier? She’s disappeared without a trace, despite, unlike many German top-fermenting styles, being brewed within living memory.

There Will Be No Mixed Getränke: Berlin’s Slowly Changing Beer Culture Feature by

Even though small-batch beer holds only about 1 percent by volume of today’s German beer market, the legacy of handmade beer has endured years of macrobrewery consolidation and is finally coming out on the other side.

Groterjan History by the Glass by

An incredible document has just come to light. It’s a typed manuscript, written in 1947 by A. Dörfel, the head brewer at Groterjan, a smallish brewery in Berlin specializing in top-fermenting beer. What makes the manuscript so fascinating is that Dörfel documents a lost world of German top-fermenting beers.

Where’s the Berliner Weisse in Berlin? Beer Without Borders by

Berliner Kindl Weisse is the only Berliner Weisse brewed in significant volume in Berlin, and while it’s on menus around the city, it’s rare to see anyone drinking it apart from tourists. But two small breweries have started brewing Berliner Weisse, and both use old recipes to resurrect the original taste.