Does UNESCO really believe that the beer culture of Belgium is worth protecting over that of Germany?

At the end of November 2016, the eleventh session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage took place. During this session, the decision was finalised to inscribe “Beer culture in Belgium” into the Representative List of ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’. In 2013, the German Brewer’s Association had launched a similar application for UNESCO […]

Blind Tasting: German Export Beers

Introduction On 3rd December 2016, a blind tasting was held at Hopfen & Malz with the focus this time on “Export” beers from German breweries. The key goals we wanted to address in the tasting were: qualitative comparison of export beers brewed by German brewers verify the assumption that genuine Dortmunder Export is a true unique style that differentiates itself […]

MUTED HORN – Opening Party, Thursday, 06.10

Great news for all beer lovers in Berlin: there is a new dedicated craft beer bar opening next week: MUTED HORN Planned and custom built over the last months by the Canadian owners Jenia Semenova and Corbin Crnkovic, the bar is set to become a beer lover’s paradise in Neukölln in the south of Berlin. The selection on offer is ambitious from from the […]

Winners announced for Berlin Homebrewing Competition 2016

The full list of winners for 2016 has been announced on the competition homepage: LINK   Berlin Homebrewing Competition Overall Winner for 2016 Competition Winner: Dirk Nolte – Hefeweizen   Category 1: Bottom Fermenting Category Winner: No overall category winner for Category 1 Runners Up (joint second place): Stefan Wolf – Zwickelbier / Kellerbier Jörg Schlömer – Dunkel Daniel Stobbe […]