Despite the hibernation, I have now made the final corrections to my forthcoming book, Viking Age Brew, to appear in June 4, 2019. I will introduce the book later with a background story, but a preview is already shown at Brewing Nordic Books page, and the book is sold at online bookstores like Amazon.
Same Beer Brewed On $1,500 And $150,000 Equipment
Guy Brews The Same Beer On $1,500 And $150,000 Equipment
Apply for 2 Siebel Scholarships from Falconer Foundation
In collaboration with the Siebel Institute of Technology, the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is offering two full-tuition brewing education scholarships in 2019. Both scholarship are full tuition grants and come with generous travel/lodging stipends.
The first scholarship is to the World Brewing Academy Concise Course in Brewing Technology in Chicago in November 2019. The Concise Course in Brewing Technology is a two-week intensive program that covers every topic critical to successful brewery operations. The program is designed for brewers pursuing a wider knowledge of professional brewing standards and techniques in order to advance their brewing careers as well as individuals planning to enter the brewing industry. The Concise Course scholarship includes a $1,000 stipend to help offset travel and lodging expenses.
Top Wine Somm sez – Food and wine pairing is bullsh*t
Speaking at the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Celebration in Marlborough last month, Hanni spoke passionately about the need to completely rethink the concept of food and wine pairing.
“A perfect wine pairing doesn’t exist. We’re doing a lot of damage the way we’re matching wine and categorising it. We need to start a campaign to stop wine and food pairing as we’ve created a lot of bullsh*t around the idea.
“A lot of people enjoy being arrogant about wine and consider entry-level wines as being unsophisticated. We need to educate the trade to better serve the personal interests of wine lovers.
“We need to celebrate the diversity of consumers, not make them feel stupid. You can serve Sauvignon Blanc with steak – why not?”
Echoing Sarah Heller MW’s opinion, Hanni warned that those who believe food and wine pairing has potential in China will be in for an unpleasant surprise.
Via: The Drinks Business
Beers of Joy trailer release – documentary set for March 1 release
Beer documentary from Gravitas Ventures has a March 1 release date — both in theaters and on digital. Check out the trailer below:
Nielsen: Off-Premise Beer Sales Flatten in 2018 as Hard Seltzer Sales Near $500 Million
Sales of beer, cider and flavored malt beverages topped $38.2 billion in 2018, according to market research firm Nielsen, which tracks category-wide sales at major off-premise retailers.
Craft Brewery Openings Slow In The UK
The craft beer industry which has been on fire in the United Kingdom is signaling that it might be slowing somewhat…
According to HMRC, shorthand for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs department, the number of new craft brewery openings is slowing. In spite of recent data from national accountancy group UHY Hacker Young which showed craft beer increasing its market share in pubs and supermarkets, a total of 430 new breweries opened in the United Kingdom in 2017, down from a record 520 the previous year.
OREGON – Zwickelmania celebrates 11th year
Zwickelmania celebrates 11th annual event, participating breweries to sell limited-release statewide collaboration beer
Event kicks off Feb. 16 in the Portland Metro area, and continues Feb. 23 across the rest of the state.
Over a decade ago, three-dozen Oregon breweries opened their doors on a Saturday in February for the first-ever Zwickelmania, a free statewide craft beer celebration that allowed visitors to tour Oregon breweries, meet the brewers and sample beers. About 4,000 craft beer fans took part in the inaugural event, which was designed as a way to promote Oregon’s craft beers and the brewers who make them.