News from the Mash Tun #25

With looming threats of patents on beer ingredients, is the intersection between science and farming a cause for concern for breweries? Hopefully not and ‘we’re off to never-never-land’ on that legal nonsense – speaking of, Metallica is headed our way with the promise of craft-beer for metal lovers. We’re talking drink exhibitions, new brewpubs and […]

News from the Mash Tun #22 Pils Renaissance, NEIPA Craze & Early Hop Harvest

Hazy beer for the win, or would you prefer a fruit-bomb (literally)? Horses for courses of course, because many of us happily settle for a German classic but this week ‘trending’ is seriously in trend. Brewing gypsies settling down, beer against air pollution and post-drought raw ingredient updates, we’re looking at beery news, in all […]

News from the Mash Tun #21 Canada, Weyermann & Boston Brewing

Canadian beer features heavily this week with can shortages and governmental pressure to produce dirt-cheap beer, while American brewing pioneers get a little bit too loud with their bigotry. Germany’s most popular beer revealed plus smoke, fires and hop updates, it’s all here! Boston Brewing Cuddles Up to Trump   Jim Koch, founder of Boston […]

News from the Mash Tun #20: Bottle Shortages, BrewDog Expansion & Biermeile

Grab a beer and stay calm everybody – things are scheduled to cool down next week! The environmental repercussions of this heat wave aren’t great, but Germany’s beer sales are on the up and U.K. and American expansions look promising! We’re running out of bottles and beer crates, but the ‘longest beer garden in the […]

News from the Mash Tun #18

BEAVERTOWN (minority) SELL-OUT, BEER SHORTAGES & GUINNESS OBSCURITIES Just like a good soap-opera, you can never predict what’ll happen next in the beer industry! The Beavertown minority sale to Heineken hurt but the retaliation from indie-breweries helped provide some desperately needed validation that not everybody would sell to the big guys. Germany is out of […]

News from the mash tun #17: Krombacher, Heineken & World Cup

Is it a full moon? Because, my, oh my, there is a lot of oddball stuff happening! From Heineken’s push for drinking über fresh beer to Beck’s new champagne flute cans to penetrate a new market! We’re talking classic Belgian Lambic breweries embracing American hops and environmental brewery crusaders teaming up with Darth Vader! We […]

On moonscapes and glacial valleys: Young beer horizons in Iceland

Icelandic beer was practically a nonexistent topic just a few ago. In the last three years, though, micro-breweries have slowly been picking up steam, setting up shop across the sparsely populated country, offering those with few options a solid shoulder to lean on. Beer, Bars & Brewers looks at the current state of beer in […]

News from the Mash Tun #16

There is loads happening in this edition of NftMT! Will one of our favourite London breweries make a heartbreaking announcement soon? And to those heading to Vienna anytime soon, be sure to #mindyourcraftbeer. Beer festivals, cancelled beer festivals, beer trends and beer legends...this news has it all! BEAVERTOWN EXPANSION FUELS RUMOURS OF PARTIAL SELL-OUT Although [...]

News from the Mash Tun #15

Does the idea of scoring yourself a ‘craft beer’ bargain at the discounter appeal to you? Or are you more inclined to enjoy some of Germany’s wonderful indie-beer in one of the country’s newest tap rooms? Perhaps a non-alcoholic beer is a better candidate for this weather? We’re talking alcohol price reductions and increases, getting […]

News from the Mash Tun #14

Sometimes we read beer news and things seem bleak. Annual beer sales are down, America’s craft-breweries are selling their souls, or closing altogether! But not this time! It’s good news week this week in the world of beer! In this edition, the Germans are representing on an international stage, craft-beer is expanding like it ain’t […]

Postcard from Music City

Nashville, Tennessee, is now recovering from the presence of 13,000 independent brewers and beer industry types — with a growing number arriving from outside the United States. They were there for the annual Craft Brewers Conference, surely the world’s largest gathering of brewers.  It was a chance for all to compare notes on where the […]

News from the Mash Tun #13

As young German creative brewers fight to move away from the Reinheitsgebot, brewers in America might be heading towards one! Biodegradable plastic packaging the future of beer. It’s spring time, May is around the corner, and in this edition we’re talking bocks, punks and buds (of a different kind). Grab a beer (‘pure’ or ‘impure’) […]

News from the Mash Tun #12: MillerCoors vs. Stone & Brlo´s Hip Hop Collab

The spring has finally sprung and the beer gardens are emerging from their winter-torpor! ‘Craft’ beer in America continues to face hardship as Berlin opts for weed instead. Krombacher’s commitment to the athletes and the AB-InBev sponsored World Cup no help to Russia’s hurting beer market. In breaking news, Stone Brewing Company, who instigated a […]

News from the Mash Tun #9: AB-InBev, Schnapsideas & Liquid Bread

As AB-InBev spots a trend in imported premium beer, should we expect a change in Germany’s beer landscape? Or quatsche to imported beers! As Til Schweiger realised, why buy when you can just Brew-Your-Own? The Olympics are all done for now and we’re proud of our Pyeongchang success, but are our German brewers actually the […]

News from the Mash Tun #8: Neukölsch, Keystone & Brauhaus Neulich

Diminishing sales of fizzy yellow beer results in new (and questionable) marketing approaches for big-beer, but the number of breweries still climbs. Cologne Carnival comes to Neukölln and brewing naked may be the aphrodisiac we’ve been looking for! It’s Krapfenzeit then Fastenzeit and now...News from the Mash Tun #8 with Cristal J Peck! More breweries [...]

News from the Mash Tun #6: Lammsbräu, Stone Brewing & BrewDog

As we stumble into 2018 with promises of a January saturated with sobriety, we’ve surely already committed to single handedly changing Germany’s ever diminishing annual beer sales… starting in February! And while we marvel at the fact that it’s already been 10 years since the banning of smoking indoors at bars and restaurants, the Deutsche-Bahn […]