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11 August 2017

Which Beer Style Are You?

When most people think of ‘beer’, they are probably thinking of Pilsner or Lager. After all, these two forms of beer have become dominant across the world and that’s what many have grown used to drinking. But while lagers in particular have taken root in societies across the globe, other forms of beer have a long history in countries such as Belgium, the UK, Germany and the United States, which in recent decades moved quickly to pioneer the craft beer movement.

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10 August 2017

5 Times Beer changed the Course of History – Third: Modern Medicine

You probably don’t think of beer as one of the most important inventions of all time. But what else would you call a liquid that caused humans to settle down and become farmers, learn the art of bookkeeping and discover that bacteria was to blame for getting sick? Modern Medicine You could say that beer […]

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8 August 2017

5 Times Beer changed the Course of History – Second: Writing and Bookkeeping

You probably don’t think of beer as one of the most important inventions of all time. But what else would you call a liquid that caused humans to settle down and become farmers, learn the art of bookkeeping and discover that bacteria was to blame for getting sick? Writing and Bookkeeping Drinking beer and making […]

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7 August 2017

5 Times Beer changed the Course of History – First: The Agricultural Revolution

You probably don’t think of beer as one of the most important inventions of all time. But what else would you call a liquid that caused humans to settle down and become farmers, learn the art of bookkeeping and discover that bacteria was to blame for getting sick? The Agricultural Revolution Man went from living […]

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2 July 2017

Craft beer taken to the Next Level

Oak casks are synonymous with wine, cognac and whiskey, used to age the drink, impart earthy aromas and smooth the taste. But the sight of wooden casks in craft breweries is becoming more commonplace, as the art of ageing beer which is stronger in alcoholic volume (normally ranging nine to 12 per cent) is rekindled. […]

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24 June 2017

Giving Malta a taste of Brussels Micro-Breweries

As published on the Times of Malta, 24 April 2016 – https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20160424/food-drink/Giving-Malta-a-taste-of-Brussels-microbreweries.609959 Ramona Depares It’s a midweek night and, very uncharacteristically, I am on my fourth glass of beer. Before I shock you too badly, I should add that these are taster glasses and that the beer in question is rather special. It is, in fact, […]

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