Freitag, 29. Juni 2012

Bier Berlin: The rise of craft beer

The rise and rise of craft beer - ShortList Magazine: There’s a revolution going on. Away from football sponsorship and mainstream media, beer has been reinventing itself. Across the country, small breweries are refreshing, reviving and reinventing beer as we know it.


                             Craft Beer Tasting at Berlin Bier Shop

Bier Berlin: Wildeman Farmhouse IPA

The Wildeman is back - in a video on the Flying Dog WebSite.
AdWeek called it " the most inexplicable commercial for a new-beer release that you may ever see"

See for yourselves: the video >>

                                Wildeman Farmhouse IPA at Berlin Bier Shop

Bier Berlin: FiftyFifty Eclipse barrel-aged Imperial Stouts

What a tasting. We had the FiftyFifty Imperial Stout Eclipse Series 2011 - aged in different oak barrels: Here they come again, by name - for you to remember. 
However: I´m sure you won´t forget that tasting !
Brandy Barrel Blend
Four Roses Bourbon Barrel 3 years old
Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel Blend 4-5 years old
Elijah Craig Bourbon Barrel 12 years old
Elijah Craig Bourbon Barrel 20 years old
Iced Imperial Stout (iced 3 times)

                The whole Series: FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout 2011

Thanks to Todd Ashman, brewmaster at FiftyFifty, for coming around and sharing.
And special thanks to Bierbotschafterin Sylvia Kopp, Johannes Heidenpeter and the crew from Markthalle IX for making this happen...

Dienstag, 26. Juni 2012

Bier Berlin: The Tale of Pale Ale

The Tale of Pale Ale: Much has been written about the genesis of pale ales, but it is generally agreed that the development of coke as a fuel for the roasting of malt, first recorded in 1642, was the starting point. Coke is a fossil fuel derived from coal, much the way charcoal is derived from wood. It generates a great deal of heat without the attendant soot and smoke...
Full story, here  >>>

                                    Anchor Liberty Ale at Berlin Bier Shop

Freitag, 22. Juni 2012

Beer Hunting in Denmark

Hi folks,

had an amazing weekend in Denmark.

Some catches:

                                 Beer from Denmark at Berlin Bier Shop

Mittwoch, 13. Juni 2012

When it comes to beer tax England tops the Euro 2012 league

British beer drinkers pay the highest levels of beer tax of all 16 qualifying countries.

Full tax-charts, here >>

Bier Berlin: Mikkeller Single Hop Series

Mikkeller Single Hop Series - one idea - 19 different hops, 19 different beers...

All the hops, here >>

                            Mikkeller Single Hop Series at Berlin Bier Shop

Montag, 4. Juni 2012

Bier Berlin: Beer Styles - Blind Tasting

Sure, you love beer. But what´s your favorite beer style ?
Brown Ale, Porter, Stout ? - Bitter, Pale or India Pale Ale ? Maybe Triple or Quadrupel...?
How about Flandern Red, Kriek, Gueuze ? Double, Imperial or Barley Wine, - barrel-aged ? Or is it just a good Pils or Wheat ? You know your favorite already ? Sure ?
Find out ! - Here´s your chance, at the

                   Beer Styles Blind Tasting

Berlin Bier Shop
on Friday, 8th of June
starts 8 p.m.

We´ ll taste 12 different beer styles - hidden and at random - and YOU decide which one for YOU is best:

Samual Smith Imperial Stout (GB)
Meantime Porter (GB)
La Trappe Quadrupel (NL)
Worthington White Shield IPA (GB)
Andechser Weissbier hefetrüb (GER)
St. Bernardus Tripel (B)
Boon Mariage Parfait Kriek (B)
Duvel Belgian Strong (B)
Schneider Aventinus Eisbock (GER)
Anchor Old Foghorn Barley Wine (U.S.)
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (U.S.)
Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA (U.S.)

I´m REALLY interested, what´s your number one beer style.

Samstag, 2. Juni 2012

Bier Berlin: The Lucky Client

                    Wat, the lucky client with his purchase at Berlin Bier Shop