Tag: Europe

  
The Beers of Bamberg, Germany Feature by

In May 2010, a modern tourist structure was completed in the center of Bamberg, and they launched “Brewery Trail” walking tours that have been designed by the tourist bureau on the east and west sides of the Regnitz River.

Weyermann Maltings: German Roots, Global Reach Feature by

What started as “a tiny shop under a tarp lean-to in downtown Bamberg,” is now the world’s largest organic malt producer, supplying more than 80 different types of malts to clients in 115 countries—and they’re still evolving.

Farmhouse Sisters, Part Two: A Letter From France Feature by

Geography and history explain why the Farmhouse Ale tradition has stayed alive in Nord-Pas-de-Calais or northern France. Also known as the Bière de Garde region, this area is nestled right against the Belgian border.

Farmhouse Sisters, Part One: Let’s Meet the Blonde Feature by

Similar to the origins of IPA, Saisons were and are highly hopped. Add the existence of wild yeast in the process and the result is a finished beer that is quite bitter and tart.

Fresh ALT-ernatives: Düsseldorf’s Sessionable Specialty Feature by

While lagers and German Pilsners reign supreme in most areas of the country, Altbier accounts for almost half the beer consumed in Düsseldorf, and local Altbier breweries and quaint brewpubs churn out surprising volumes of the antique style.

Panil Birra Artigianale From the Source by

There are still unknown beers and craft breweries out there that are slowly emerging to find a following in America. Take the new craft beers being produced in a country not typically thought of when it comes to beer: Italy.

American Brewers in the Land of the Midnight Sun Feature by

Will Meyers of Cambridge Brewing Company joins a growing number of American brewers collaborating with Scandinavian beer brethren.

Beer: A Beacon of Light in the Dark Ages Feature by

People in this day and age don’t really know much about the Dark Ages… one of the main reasons this period in European history is referred to as “dark.” For the evolution of beer, however, this era was anything but dark.

Nine Great Beer Towns You Didn’t Know Were Great Beer Towns Feature by

Go beyond the mega-breweries and discover some lower-key destinations where beer is part and parcel of the local culture.

Munich! Destinations by

The ancient city, whose breweries were once manned by an army of monks, is now the site of the beer world’s greatest pilgrimage: Oktoberfest.

Little Town, Big Beers: Touring the Breweries and Cafés of Ingelmunster, Belgium Feature by

The Belgian town of Ingelmunster may be small, but beer-wise, it’s huge.
 Located in the province of West Flanders, Ingelmunster is a place with a long history, jam-packed with political and religious strife and, of course, untold hectoliters of fine Belgian beer.