Tag: Heineken

Alsace: Europe’s Great Forgotten Beer Culture Feature by

Alsace is France’s brewing powerhouse: Around 60 percent of the beer drunk in the country is brewed here, and the vast majority of its hops are grown here, too. Now the region is enjoying a revival.

A Look Inside the Pilsener Club, One of Amsterdam’s Storied Brown Cafés Barkeep by

Founded in 1893, The Pilsener Club is one of the finest examples of Amsterdam’s brown cafés, cozy pubs named for the characteristic patina built up on their walls.

Daring to Make the Leap: Switzerland Jumps into the Global Beer Revolution Beer Without Borders by

Once dominated by a few macro lagers, Switzerland’s recent craft brewing boom has left it with more breweries per capita than any other European nation.

Kulmbacher: Strong, Dark, and Hoppy History by the Glass by

Before the proliferation of Pilsner, Germany had Kulmbacher—a strong, dark, and surprisingly hoppy lager.

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Heineken beer mislabeled as local craft brands in Ireland; Tree House Brewing secures $7.7 million bond for new brewhouse; Colorado breweries reunite under state brewers guild; AB InBev-SABMiller merger official; and Kirin buys minority stake in Brooklyn Brewery.

From the Balcony: Previewing the Next Chapter in the Beer Industry’s Business Saga Feature by

A look at the beer industry post-2015, the year that Big Beer acquired successful craft breweries left and right and infused mind-boggling amounts of money into the business. Their plan? Buy more shelf space.

Dutch Oud Bruin History by the Glass by

Whenever someone claims every style of beer is brewed in the US, my response is always: What about Dutch Oud Bruin?

Acquisitions Impact Craft Brewing’s Market Share News by

Buyouts and ownership restructurings in 2014 and 2015 have removed some of the bigger players—and their bigger production numbers—from the “craft market share” calculation publicized by the Brewers Association.

5 Beers That Inspired Hair of the Dog’s Adam 6 Degrees of Fermentation by

Hair of the Dog Brewing Company founder Alan Sprints reveals the sources of inspiration for Adam, an Old Ale brewed with Pacific Northwest hops and black, crystal, chocolate, peated, and organic Pilsner malts.

Heineken’s Early Lagers History by the Glass by

Heineken is synonymous with the Pale Lager called Pilsener that still dominates the world. The vast majority of the beer they brew is in that style. But that wasn’t always the case.

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Virtual Pitchers on trial; eBay pledges to remove alcohol sales; homebrew equipment seized from Alabama shop; Oglala Sioux lawsuit dismissed; and consolidation & acquisitions roundup.

Dark Days for Rotterdam History by the Glass by

There were many parallels between the circumstances in Britain and Holland in the early years of World War II. Raw materials were getting scarcer, and the strength of beer was falling. There were also limitations on the types of beer brewed. Drinkers couldn’t always get what they wanted.

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Churchkey Can Company ressurrects the flat-top steel can; interstate brewery expansions loom; study finds two drinks a day could be a life saver; Heineken bans branding of local brews during London 2012 Olympics; and new beer laws passed in Indiana and Georgia.

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Fire at Dublin’s Guinness brewing facility; more breweries going green; Heineken buys Mexico’s Femsa Cerveza; and brewpubs and blood donors going pint for pint.

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Darling banned from local British pubs; Boston Beer Co. donates to Freetown; Michelob wins independence; Heineken takes over Scottish & Newcastle; LCBO turns to American craft beer; and A-B no longer exclusive.

Here Comes Samichlaus: The Original Extreme Beer Feature by

Samichlaus, widely regarded as the world’s strongest lager at 14 percent ABV, may very well be the original Extreme Beer.