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Oktoberfest a celebration of all things German especially brewing of märzen beer - Guardian Express

Oktoberfest a celebration of all things German especially brewing of märzen beer - Guardian Express | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Initially intended as a celebration to commemorate a royal wedding, the German tradition of Oktoberfest began in 1810, according to Munich’s official website, muenchen.de. The festival has since been adopted in places near and far from its Bavarian home, evolving into a holiday celebrating all things German—especially the brewing of märzen, the traditional Oktoberfest beer.

 

This year’s merriment lasts 16 days and begins September 22, according to oktoberfest.de. Although Las Vegas is nine time zones away from the official celebration, many venues around the city will be tapping their Oktoberfest beers and putting on events during the lengthy fest (which ends October 7) and throughout the month of October.

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Visit our main website for more news and information about the world of craft beer, brewing, homebrewing, beer culture and pub science. We'll try not to bore you with endless personal reviews of exotic craft beers, or updates on every single new beer release...we'll bring you what we think is important and relevant -- along with some insightful opinion and interesting views. Check us out!

 

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Wetherspoon will pour €100m into Irish pub network - Independent.ie

Wetherspoon will pour €100m into Irish pub network - Independent.ie | International Beer News | Scoop.it

In an interview with the Irish Independent, the Belfast-born multimillionaire said his British pub chain was pouring money into Ireland.

Mr Martin said designs overhauls of around €1.5m, along the lines of what has just been completed at its Blackrock, Co Dublin outlet, will be completed on each of the 30 pubs it plans to open in the Republic.

Having already bought three pubs in Dublin and two in Cork, his company is now looking at sites in Galway, Mr Martin added.

- See more at: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/wetherspoon-will-pour-100m-into-irish-pub-network-30586377.html#sthash.JrZIX1KE.dpuf

In an interview with the Irish Independent, the Belfast-born multimillionaire said his British pub chain was pouring money into Ireland.

Mr Martin said designs overhauls of around €1.5m, along the lines of what has just been completed at its Blackrock, Co Dublin outlet, will be completed on each of the 30 pubs it plans to open in the Republic.

Having already bought three pubs in Dublin and two in Cork, his company is now looking at sites in Galway, Mr Martin added.

- See more at: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/wetherspoon-will-pour-100m-into-irish-pub-network-30586377.html#sthash.JrZIX1KE.dpuf

In an interview with the Irish Independent, the Belfast-born multimillionaire said his British pub chain was pouring money into Ireland.

Mr Martin said designs overhauls of around €1.5m, along the lines of what has just been completed at its Blackrock, Co Dublin outlet, will be completed on each of the 30 pubs it plans to open in the Republic.

Having already bought three pubs in Dublin and two in Cork, his company is now looking at sites in Galway, Mr Martin added.

- See more at: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/wetherspoon-will-pour-100m-into-irish-pub-network-30586377.html#sthash.JrZIX1KE.dpuf

In an interview with the Irish Independent, the Belfast-born multimillionaire said his British pub chain was pouring money into Ireland.

Mr Martin said designs overhauls of around €1.5m, along the lines of what has just been completed at its Blackrock, Co Dublin outlet, will be completed on each of the 30 pubs it plans to open in the Republic.

Having already bought three pubs in Dublin and two in Cork, his company is now looking at sites in Galway, Mr Martin added.... [click headline for more]

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Fall Beers: Beyond the Usual Pumpkin - amNY

Fall Beers: Beyond the Usual Pumpkin - amNY | International Beer News | Scoop.it

 

This article was going to be all about how there was more to autumn beer than pumpkin-flavored brews. Turns out, it's almost impossible to avoid them.

 

“People have really just jumped onto the pumpkin wagon,” said Andrew Reed, a sales manager at the craft division of Manhattan Beer Distributors, the second-largest distributor of beer in the city. “A lot of breweries are trying to get away from anything but pumpkin.”

 

Still, there’s enough variety amidst the onslaught of fall beers to find novel twists on the same old pumpkin brew — and even some that forego the orange squash altogether... [click headline for more]

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His tap runneth over: the man who keeps Guinness flowing - Irish Independent

His tap runneth over: the man who keeps Guinness flowing - Irish Independent | International Beer News | Scoop.it

GUINNESS. Is there any other brand on earth so heavily intertwined with a national identity? It sums up so much of what it means to be Irish, whether we like it our not. Cosy pubs, hard drinkers, working-class roots made good.

President Obama happily downs it on camera. Foreigners drink it at the furthest corners of the earth, eager for a slice of Irishness, their order recognisable whether they are speaking Spanish or Swahili. ...[click headline for more]

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13 Irish craft beers you must try before you die - The Daily Edge

13 Irish craft beers you must try before you die - The Daily Edge | International Beer News | Scoop.it

CRAFT BEER IS now so popular, even Guinness are doing it.

But long before Diageo got on board, small Irish breweries were setting the standard.

 

Here’s our non-exclusive list of 13 essential – and most importantly, delicious – Irish craft beers from around the country. There’s a wide range of styles (and levels of adventurousness) here – craft beer has something for everyone... [click headline for more]

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British Love Affair with Real Ale Continues as Young People Take Up the Drink

British Love Affair with Real Ale Continues as Young People Take Up the Drink | International Beer News | Scoop.it

The British love affair with real ale is showing no signs of abating as more than a third of young people have tried the beverage and the vast majority of them would drink it again, according to a poll by TNS for the Campaign for Real Ale.

 

The survey, which questioned more than 1,000 18 to 24 year olds in June, also found that more than six out of ten (65%) respondents tried real ale for the first time within the last three years, compared to 11% across all ages...[click headline for more]

 

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Officials raise their glasses to local craft beer industry - The Daily Progress

Officials raise their glasses to local craft beer industry - The Daily Progress | International Beer News | Scoop.it

When Doug John of Apocalypse Ale Works handed Gov. Terry McAuliffe a sample glass a Forest-brewed beer, he was asked to pour a little more.

John leaned back in a chair at his home brew and bottle shop Pints O’ Plenty next to the Ale Works, owned by his wife, Lee, and recounted his visit to Virginia’s Executive Mansion.

 

“He looks at me and says, ‘I’m Irish,’ and hands it back,” John said. He filled the glass to the brim and handed it back to the governor. “‘Now that’s the Irishman’s definition of a little more.’” ... [click headline for more]

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Explore the many flavors of Belgian beer

Explore the many flavors of Belgian beer | International Beer News | Scoop.it

 

While people comment on the increasing number of small-scale breweries and craft-beer bars in Japan, I can’t help but notice that Belgian beer is also gaining a lot of attention — albeit on a lesser scale.

 

Among the many Belgian-style pubs in the city, Beer Cafe Brugse Zot in Nihonbashi’s Coredo Muromachi 2 building, which opened in March, stands out. Even on a recent weekday daytime visit, the bar was already bustling, with staff rushing to deliver orders to middle-aged ladies who had likely been shopping at one of the many department stores in the area... [click headline for more]

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Beer business has Michigan hopping - HollandSentinel.com

Beer business has Michigan hopping - HollandSentinel.com | International Beer News | Scoop.it

You need a beer? It's sure to be the most oft-repeated phrase of Labor Day weekend gatherings across the state, from adults of all ages, sizes and ethnicities. Ice-cold beer is as much of a pastime as grilling hot dogs and hamburgers. From corporate to craft brews, there'll be something to satisfy everyone's thirst.And what better beverage to celebrate all of our efforts. The beer business in Michigan, especially craft brewing, is booming... [click headline for more]

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Choose the Right Glass for Your Beer - Yahoo Food

Choose the Right Glass for Your Beer - Yahoo Food | International Beer News | Scoop.it

According to the Good Beer Seal, members are “committed to the presentation, promotion and enjoyment of good craft beer… serving these beers the way brewers have intended, including proper glassware.”

Why is “proper glassware” so important, though? I’ll start with a quote from Marc Maron.

 

Maron is a neurotic, candid, compelling, cat-hoarding comedian and host of the addictive podcast, WTF with Marc Maron. He is also a vinyl addict... [click headline for more]

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Brewery jobs surging in Ohio

Brewery jobs surging in Ohio | International Beer News | Scoop.it

 

Let's toast: Ohio is the nation's sixth-largest brewing employer – directly employing or supporting 83,000 jobs statewide, according to an industry group.

 

Ohio's breweries support $3 billion in workers' wages and pump $10 billion overall into the state's economy, according to the Beer Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based trade group. Kentucky ranks 32nd in the nation, employing more than 16,000 and contributing $1.6 billion to the state economy... [click headline for more]

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Good Beer Guide 2015 shows UK has most breweries per head of population

Good Beer Guide 2015 shows UK has most breweries per head of population | International Beer News | Scoop.it

The UK now boasts more breweries per head of the population than any other country in the world, according to a new consumer guide which also reveals a significant swing to real ale among younger drinkers.

 

The Good Beer Guide 2015, published by the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) reports that there are now 1,285 breweries operating in Britain – one for every 50,000 people and the largest number since the 1930s and 1940s. Over the past 12 months, 170 new breweries have opened in the UK, continuing an annual growth rate of over 10% per year... [click headline for more]

 

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Victory Brewing using science to fight beer spoilage - Philadelphia Business Journal

Victory Brewing using science to fight beer spoilage - Philadelphia Business Journal | International Beer News | Scoop.it

A local brewery is turning to science experts in its fight against beer spoilage.

 

Victory Brewing Co. has partnered with Philadelphia life sciences company Invisible Sentinel to develop a diagnostic test to detect beer-spoiling. Called the Veriflow brewPAL, the procedure will be developed using Invisible Sentinel’s proprietary Veriflow technology, which is already the basis of tests marketed to detect microbes responsible for contamination and spoilage in food and wine...[click headline for more]

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Where to celebrate Oktoberfest in the U.S.

Where to celebrate Oktoberfest in the U.S. | International Beer News | Scoop.it

 

The grand-daddy of all beer festivals, Munich's two-week extravaganza draws about seven million thirsty souls to the Bavarian capital. From September 20 to October 5, 14 beer halls – some seating 10,000, others smaller – will serve beer from six Munich breweries with roast pork, chicken and potato pancakes galore, while bands continuously play German oompah and American pop. The beer halls are themed: one displays rural Bavarian scenes, one is horse-themed, one is family-friendly, another lures celebrities -- and some specialize, serving only duck, venison, seafood or cheese. ... [click headline for more]

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GrowlTap Review: Keep Craft Beers From the Brewery Fresh at Home - Gizmodo

GrowlTap Review: Keep Craft Beers From the Brewery Fresh at Home - Gizmodo | International Beer News | Scoop.it

 

I'm not sure where this should fall on the spectrum of pride to shame, but it has been years since I've tapped a keg. Raging house parties aren't quite as frequent in the years after college, but drinking delicious beer at home for a little take-the-edge-off tipsy pleasure remains a pastime for, well—a lot of us.


There are a few convenient means to get our fix; bottles and cans certainly suffice. But we're in a golden age of breweries at the moment, and more than 99% of the 3,000 lager slingers dotting the United States are independently owned and operated. If you want something more refined (and more tasty) than Bud, you can find it on draft far and wide. And the only way to get those special drinks home from many of those micro-joints is in a growler.... [click headline for more]

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Brewing your own beer? 4 common mistakes to avoid - Philadelphia Business Journal

Brewing your own beer? 4 common mistakes to avoid - Philadelphia Business Journal | International Beer News | Scoop.it

 

It's no secret that Philadelphians have a love affair with craft beer. Not only are bars carrying more and more local craft beer favorites, people are increasingly attempting to make their own beer at home.

 

And Jason Harris wants to make sure you're doing it right. He's the owner of Keystone Homebrew Supply, a 23,000 square foot super store and winery in Montgomeryville, Pa. selling everything from stainless steel wort chillers to grain mills. It's even got those neon signs you can hang above the bar in your man cave... [click headline for more]

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Around The World in 15 Beers

Around The World in 15 Beers | International Beer News | Scoop.it

For many a beer fan out there, the world of beer offers endless exploration and discovery. We all know that the cost of beer varies from country to country. In some places, beer is about as cheap as (if not cheaper than) a bottle of water, while in other countries it can run as high as $7 a bottle.

 

The types of beer people love in each country also vary wildly. Yes, there are local preferences for lagers, IPAs, and ales. But beyond those categories, there are specific beers around the world that are representative of a particular country; national brands that are both loved by natives and happily discovered by intrepid travelers eager to taste the local brew.... [click headline for more]

 

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Last-Minute Oktoberfest in Munich is Always a Good Idea

Last-Minute Oktoberfest in Munich is Always a Good Idea | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Oktoberfest in Munich begins September 20 and ends October 5. Looking at the calendar, that's a scant 10 days until the tapping of the first keg! Despite what you may be thinking, it's still not too late to make the decision to finally "do" Oktoberfest this year.

 

During the festival, the city's Theresienwiese event grounds (or simply "Wiesn" for short) will be teeming with tens of thousands of revelers daily, traveling from beer tent to champagne tent, to schnapps booth. Champagne tent?! Schnapps booth?! Yes, there are special zones and kiosks for all traditional German alcohols, but beer is the chief interest and, as such, the big-name beer tents fill up early in the day...[click headline for more]

 

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Top 10 West Country pubs - and top UK pubs

Top 10 West Country pubs - and top UK pubs | International Beer News | Scoop.it
The West Country has some of the best pubs in the country according to a new guide – establishments like The Red Lion in Wiltshire, pictured, The Beckford Arms, also in Wiltshire, and the Wheatsheaf Inn, in Northleach, Gloucestershire... [click headline for more]
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'Road to hell' for pub companies is listening to investors not staff, says Wetherspoons boss

'Road to hell' for pub companies is listening to investors not staff, says Wetherspoons boss | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Pub company JD Wetherspoon’s chairman has launched a fresh attack on corporate governance as the business reported annual revenues had risen 10pc.

 

Setting out full-year results which showed revenues in the 52 weeks to July 27 climbed to £1.41bn from £1.28bn and pre-tax-profits before exceptionals rose 3.1pc to £79.3m, founder Tim Martin warned the “biggest danger” to the pub industry is higher VAT rates it pays than supermarkets...[click headline for more]

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Crafty expats take the home brew to Japan - FT.com

Crafty expats take the home brew to Japan - FT.com | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Nestled next to an 80-year-old bamboo restaurant festooned with noren, the traditional Japanese fabric dividers, Campion Ale is a surprising addition to Asakusa, Tokyo’s entertainment district. Competing with the hundreds of small bars and... [click headline for more]

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Home brewers turn their passion into businesses - Wicked Local Weymouth

Home brewers turn their passion into businesses - Wicked Local Weymouth | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Tina Williams knows first hand the mistakes of novice home brewers, so she has plenty of advice and encouragement for customers of her new Plymouth home brew supply store.

 

“I came into the kitchen and heard splashing and fizzing and there was this sugary mess all over my stove,” said Williams, describing her husband’s first attempt to make beer. “The biggest mistake people make is they don’t watch it closely enough.” ...[click headline for more]

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Video on the science behind brewing beer hops to it - CNET

Video on the science behind brewing beer hops to it - CNET | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Most people have a general idea of how beer is made. Boil water with some cereal grains; add hops, sugars, and other flavorings; then add yeast to get the fermentation process started. A few weeks later, the beer is transferred to bottles to be sold and consumed. But scientifically, what's going on behind the scenes during the brewing process? PBS' "It's Okay To Be Smart" series explores the science behind brewing beer and how it's the ultimate intersection of science and art... [click headline for more]

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App of the Day: The Good Pub Guide 2014

App of the Day: The Good Pub Guide 2014 | International Beer News | Scoop.it

 

I think it is safe to say that this is a must-have app for anyone visiting and even living in the UK.

 

Britain wouldn’t be Britain without the unbeatable portfolio of pubs it has to offer – trick is finding the golden needle in the heavily beer soaked haystack. That is where the Good Pub Guide comes into play – from gastro and town-centre inns, to good old country pubs and proper local boozers.

 

The guide contains 4,800 of the best pubs in Britain, allowing users to search for drinking holes on a map with the ‘pub plotter’ feature... [click headline for full story]

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Beercation: The Best Airports for Craft Beer

Beercation: The Best Airports for Craft Beer | International Beer News | Scoop.it

 

Air travel has lost its mystique in the modern age. We plod through airports, stand in long lines, pay baggage fees, and sit through insufferable and seemingly interminable delays. But there are a few bright spots left in air travel for craft beer drinkers. Some airlines are now serving craft on-board their flights and more airports are serving their local brews. Whether you’re waiting for a delayed flight or just passing through on a run-of-the-mill layover, here are some of the best US airports to taste the local beer scene.... [click headline for more]

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Ohio’s beer industry among top in nation

Ohio’s beer industry among top in nation | International Beer News | Scoop.it

When it comes to beer and its effects on the economy, Ohio is near the top of the hops.

 

The state ranks sixth in the nation when it comes to making, distributing and selling the popular beverage, which provides more than 82,000 jobs, pays nearly $3 billion in wages, contributes $1.9 billion in federal, state and local taxes and has a total economic impact topping $10 billion.

 

That’s according to an economic study jointly commissioned by the Beer Institute and the National Beer Wholesalers Association, which also finds that U.S. brewers and beer importers are the foundation for an industry that employs more than 2 million Americans, directly and indirectly... [click headline for more]

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