The Style Council – how relevant are beer styles in 2020?

The Style Council – how relevant are beer styles in 2020?

In the first Brewers Forum post of 2020, Luc De Raedemaeker takes a look at one of the major themes of this year’s event – why we still need beer styles in 2020, even if the very concept of a beer style is fragmenting. Enjoy! When today’s beer drinkers...
Gifts of the (brewing) Magi – what will 2020 bring?

Gifts of the (brewing) Magi – what will 2020 bring?

2019 has been a big year for European beer. The revival in brewing across the continent has continued relatively unabated. The whispers about drinkers’ growing interest in low- and non-alcoholic beer became an unavoidable din – even if the hype still seems to be led...
2020 – a breakthrough year for Chinese craft beer?

2020 – a breakthrough year for Chinese craft beer?

Chinese traditional beer culture was known as the “Gan Bei” beer culture. A lot of expats when they are drinking with Chinese friends, they think Gan Bei means “Cheers”, but actually in China, we don’t have a word that precisely means Cheers. Gan Bei in fact means...
Brewers – let us find out who you are through your beers!

Brewers – let us find out who you are through your beers!

There are more and more brewers. Fortunately for them, their growth is mirrored by the growth in beershops – a relief for producers, who are as a result assured of being able to present their beers on a stand. This also benefits drinkers, who face a diversity of beers...
Italian beer in 2019 – A Balancing Act

Italian beer in 2019 – A Balancing Act

A couple of months ago Vittorio Ferraris, president of the Italian craft brewers association Unionbirrai, told me that, in his opinion the time of unconditioned growth for craft beer in Italy is facing an end. “I believe that what microbrewers need to focus right now...
What does success in craft beer in Latin America look like?

What does success in craft beer in Latin America look like?

In South America’s short beer history, there are few breweries that have successfully pioneered the craft beer movement. In Argentina, exists a brewery that has cracked the code to becoming a part of the South American beer landscape. From the start this brewery...