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Students explore beer culture in Prague — June 23, 2014

Students explore beer culture in Prague

Prague – The Czech capital city but what about beer culture? Czech it out here. 🙂

Prague: Study Abroad through Stories

Video by Cody Woodside, article by Michael Abrams

Beer is arguably the world’s most well-known and socially consumed beverage. In Prague, this statement is no less applicable. From the minute you come within sight of the many restaurants’ outdoor verandas, you are hard pressed to find a patron without a beer in his or her hand.

Most restaurants in Prague offer two types of beer on their menus: light and dark Most restaurants in Prague offer two types of beer on their menus: light and dark

The multitude of breweries offer choices for all taste preferences, but a closer look at the restaurants we went to revealed that the selections within them are a bit narrower.In the United States, most alcoholic beverages tend to be consumed at nighttime or as a weekend respite; however, beer in the Czech Republic can accompany lunch, dinner or anytime during the week.

Most restaurants had around two beer choices: light and dark. The brand changed from place to place.

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Icelandic Brewery Tour — May 4, 2014

Icelandic Brewery Tour

Iceland. A country I admire and the country which also have some surprisingly good beer I´ve been blessed to drink. Not the one this article mentions so I´m happy that there are more. Pretty amazing story.

The Grenier Family's Iceland Experience

IMG_20140502_210428_894 The entrance to the brewery looks like a beer museum

Iceland, the last non-muslim country to legalize beer, has only had beer since March 1, 1989.  Shocking, right?  Like American prohibition, the movement to ban alcohol began early in the 20th century.  The International Organisation of Good Templars (IOGT), a Swedish-born group devoted to total abstinence, gained political traction in Iceland and swung the vote to prohibit alcohol in the 1908 referendum.

Alcoholic liquors as a beverage are to them an outlaw and an enemy. Good Templars abstain, not only because it is expedient, but because it is right.

The Good Templars

Two periods in Icelandic history relaxed the laws.  First, in 1921, Spain threatened to stop importing Icelandic fish unless Iceland imported Spanish wine.  Later, in 1935, spirits were legalized.  Some vocal Icelanders were convinced that cheap, delicious beer would become a gateway drink to alcoholism, depravity, and…

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La Buena Cerveza, all things beer in Madrid — April 22, 2014

La Buena Cerveza, all things beer in Madrid

Probably my the most favorite place in Madrid! Great selection of craft beers (even from Spain!), nice people, cozy place in an interesting city neighborhood. I´ve bought some of Spanish IPAs, lagers and even some Papaya Ale and had a wonderful evening tasting them. Must go and see. And perfect article by Naked Madrid. Read.

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Naked Madrid

My first encounter with beer was many years ago (well, not too many). When I was a child in Madrid, I used to go to the bar with my dad to watch football and spend the afternoon together. My father, an Englishman with a Spanish family, always said that I should get used to beer as soon as possible so I’d appreciate it better. To help me along, he would always pass me his glass and look away so that I could take a few sips, feeling like I was doing something wrong.

A few weeks ago, I was running late to meet up with friends at Mercado de San Anton, when a little sign caught my attention: talleres de elaboración de cerveza” (or in English, homemade beer workshop). Once again, as if I were a little boy, the feeling of doing something wrong popped into my…

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Craft Beer: 100 Best Breweries in The World — April 7, 2014

Craft Beer: 100 Best Breweries in The World

Oh! This looks like something I must have!

Chris Hall | Beer

Available in WHSmith, supermarkets and newsagents. Available in WHSmith, supermarkets and newsagents.

A new guide to the best breweries in the world and the stories behind them and their beers.

This week you should be able to get your hands on the second issue of Future’s ‘Craft Beer’ bookazine series: the 100 Best Breweries in The World. Like the last issue, Craig Heap and myself were asked to create and write it, this time with the additional help of a Few Good Men (Matthew Curtis, Ruari O’Toole and Leigh Linley). Copies should be hitting the shelves of WHSmith, larger supermarkets with magazine sections and decent newsagents right now. You can expect:

– In-depth features on 100 breweries from the UK, US, Belgium, Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, Ireland, Scandinavia, Australasia and more!

– Tasting notes for beers from each of the breweries

– Interviews with head brewers and the stories behind their beers

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Trekkies: Want To Drink Like A Klingon? Now You Can! — March 25, 2014

Trekkies: Want To Drink Like A Klingon? Now You Can!

Star Trek Beer! Do you think Klingons brew their own beer? Is beer available on other planets? Well, the guys from Tin Man Brewing Company think so. And I love that design!


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Star Trek fans have been waiting for this day – the day where they can drink like a warrior! Klingon Warnog, the first official Star Trek beer available in the US is making an appearance today at the Nighclub & Bar Show in Las Vegas.

“Warnog’s aroma is predominantly mild banana and clove produced by the German wheat yeast, supported by subtle sweet malt character from the use of Munich malt,” reads the official description from brewer Tin Man Brewing Company.

“The flavor draws heavily from the blending of the rye malt and traditional clove character, creating a very rich and unique flavor. The inclusion of wheat and caramel malts help to round out the mouthfeel of this beer, making this Dunkelweizen hearty enough to be called a Klingon Warnog.”

This isn’t the first official Trek beverage introduced to North America. Our friends north of the border have…

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Archaeologists discover 100-year-old St Austell Brewery beer at St Piran site in Cornwall — March 22, 2014

Archaeologists discover 100-year-old St Austell Brewery beer at St Piran site in Cornwall

I love beer archaelogy and I love Cornwall! And guys from foodiessouthwest published a great article about both!

Foodies South West

Archaeologists unearthing the secrets of St Piran’s Oratory in the shifting sands at Perranporth, Cornwall have discovered a bootle of local beer more than 100 years old.


The green bottle of Walter Hicks ale from St Austell Brewery is thought to date from around the time of the encasement of the oratory in 1910.

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#5 Jester King Brewery in Austin, TX — March 16, 2014

#5 Jester King Brewery in Austin, TX

Folks from Brews Travelers were in my favourite Texas brewery – Jester King in Austin. There is theirs experience. And follow them at I am a big fan! Their mission is very interesting and exciting!

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After leaving Thirsty Planet this past Saturday, we strolled right on over to Jester King just a few miles around the corner. Hidden away in far west Austin, Jester King is known for their unique methods of farmhouse brewing, which are wildly different than the approaches most other Texas breweries use. This is not to say that their style of brewing is better or worse when compared to others, just different. We were lucky enough to show up just after they released their new beer known as La Vie en Rose, “a dry, well attenuated, unspiced Farmhouse Ale refermented with the same raspberries used to make Jester King Atrial Rubicite.” After getting a taste of both the La Vie and the Atrial, we can say without a doubt that their beer is fascinatingly delightful.

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