Czech Beer Blog

News from Czech beer scene plus some more stuff. Na zdravi!

New beer – PP Dragon Fire! — January 29, 2015
Champion! Nomada Papaya Crash won the Beer World Cup 2014! — July 31, 2014
Beer World Cup – Final! — July 22, 2014

Beer World Cup – Final!

Fanfare please! It´s a final of Beer World Cup and it will be a battle of two different styles!

The first finalist is JAPAN – Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout – Caramel, roasted, black and chocolate malts provide an explosion of coffee like flavors. The strong espresso character comes from the addition of espresso beans to the boil. Notes of vanilla, dark fruit , cocao and chocolate. The very unusual character of Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout stems from the fact that Kiuchi Brewery is using the recipe of a Russian Imperial Stout as base. Pitch black color, big brown head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted bitterness, black currants, dark fruits.

RateBEER score 99/99 – 3.82 Avg.

The second finalist is SPAIN – Nomada Papaya Crash (Imperial IPA) – Beer orange ocher, mild haze and creamy white lather. Intense aroma with ripe tropical fruit, with notes of caramel. The palate is dense, full in flavor, very good balance between the bitterness of the hops and the sweet malt and papaya.Largo and fruity aftertaste. Imperial Style Beer India Pale Ale (alcoholic power with high doses of hops used), using Pale malt, Caramel & Specials. Speakers Citra hops, Columbus and Centennial that give about 100 IBU’s (bitterness level). Surprising IIPA, very well balanced, where Papaya provides an integrated natural sweetness of estilo.Sus own bitterness over 9% vol.alc barely noticeable while savoring this renowned, listed and sought Papaya Crash.

RateBEER score 98/93 – 3.75 Avg.

Can you guess the winner?

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Beer World Cup – Semifinals! — July 15, 2014

Beer World Cup – Semifinals!

We are almost over! We are down to last four! Semifinals! And there are four beers left in the battle for Beer World Cup!

SF1 – Japan/Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout –  Russia/Stepan Razin Porter
SF2 – Spain/Nomada Papaya Crash (Imperial IPA) – Argentina/Antares IPA

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Beer World Cup – Round of 16 — July 10, 2014

Beer World Cup – Round of 16

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The knockout stage is here! I let some of my frieds vote and they had to choose two beers from every group which they liked to taste it the most. I made a tables then and there are the results! For Round of 16 I will use only names of states and kinds of beer so you can get a perspective what styles are interesting for tasting.

Mexico (Stout) – Chile (Oatmeal Stout)
Japan (Espresso Stout) – Italy (Saison)
Ecuador (IPA) – Bosnia & Herzegovina (Keller/Landbier)
Portugal (Pilsener) – Russia (Porter)
Brasil (Rauchbier) – Spain (Imperial IPA)
Colombia (IPA) – England (Oatmeal Stout)
France (Bierre de Garde) – Argentina (IPA)
USA (APA) – South Korea (IPA)

Suprisingly Germany, Netherlands and Belgium didn´t make it to the Round of 16. The reasons are probably that I have chosen not so attractive brands or that my voters were in mood for something more exotic and in fact they were a bit suprised that you can find some very interesting beers in South America and Asia.

It´s not a suprise that no African beer made the playoffs.