RateBeer Forums: Non-USRateBeer.com news, beer discussions, industry talk, trading, homebrew help and opinionhttps://www.ratebeer.com/forums/Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST Beer Yorkshire - New UK photography book. Posted by mark_newton<br><br>I thought you folks might be interested in a photography project I'm working on at the moment called Beer Yorkshire. Beer Yorkshire is a visual celebration of Yorkshire's &#40;UK&#41; diverse brewing culture featuring Bars, Bottleshops and Breweries from around the County. I've been shooting story telling images as well as portraits to showcase the variety of people involved in the local scene. The kickstarter to turn the project into a coffee table book is live now and features some special packages from Magic Rock Brewing, Northern Monk Brew Co, and the chance to be a brewer for the day with Wishbone Brewery. Packages start at just £10. Pre-order the book today. kickstarter.beeryorkshire.com Any questions feel free to give me a shout.<br><br>(0 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/beer-yorkshire-new-uk-photography-book_299987.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/beer-yorkshire-new-uk-photography-book_299987.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/beer-yorkshire-new-uk-photography-book_299987.htm Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST 49,996 Posted by Theydon_Bois<br><br><br><br>(2 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/49996_298964.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/49996_298964.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/49996_298964.htm Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST When did Hansa Borg get their teeth into Austmann? Posted by FatPhil<br><br>Subject line basically says it all. I recently had some sub-par Austmann beers, after having some glorious ones in the past, and I now notice that &quot;&#40;Hansa Borg&#41;&quot; is in their name which I don’t remember from before. So I’m wondering when ownership changed, and whether there has been a noticeable change in quality.<br><br>(6 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/when-did-hansa-borg-get-their-teeth-into-austmann_297930.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/when-did-hansa-borg-get-their-teeth-into-austmann_297930.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/when-did-hansa-borg-get-their-teeth-into-austmann_297930.htm Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST Who likes what? Posted by ricardo81<br><br>Hi folks, just looking for anyone to comment as to what their favorite beer is, and what makes it their tipple?<br><br>(12 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/who-likes-what_298477.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/who-likes-what_298477.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/who-likes-what_298477.htm Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST Brussels Beer Weekend Posted by harrisoni<br><br>I know it may not have the greatest beer list in the world, or indeed Belgium, but I will be in Brussels this weekend with work and would be happy to meet up with anyone who is around https://www.brussels.be/belgian-beer-weekend Anyone attending this?<br><br>(18 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/brussels-beer-weekend_298179.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/brussels-beer-weekend_298179.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/brussels-beer-weekend_298179.htm Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST RateBeer European Summer Gathering 2017 Posted by Leighton<br><br>Hi team. Time to start thinking about RBESG 2017&#033; In the coming weeks, we will put together and release the formal timeline for proposals, vetting and voting on the location for the 2017 RateBeer European Summer Gathering. In the meantime, if you are thinking about putting forward a proposal this year, please start preparing now to ensure you have enough time to put together a comprehensive proposal. Stay tuned for more info. For anyone unfamiliar with RBESG and the proposal voting process, I will post more about it here as soon as I can. If you’re really eager, just post in this thread and someone, I’m sure, will answer your question. Cheers, Leighton<br><br>(28 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/ratebeer-european-summer-gathering-2017_293820.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/ratebeer-european-summer-gathering-2017_293820.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/ratebeer-european-summer-gathering-2017_293820.htm Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST Saison 45 celebrates China-Belgium diplomatic relations Posted by chinabeergeek<br><br>This beer was actually released last year, but figured I would post just to get some English web presence for it. I also managed to get a hold of a couple bottles, in case anyone wants to trade for it... :-p From the limited English promotional materials: Saison 45 is a limited edition craft beer created by Brasserie Scassenes in Ecaussines, Belgium for the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Belgium and China. The wheat malt used provides a gently fragrant taste, whilst the carefully selected hops provide a refreshing, bitter edge. The different yeasts used provide a fruity aroma and the golden color of the beer is lightly opalescent. Limited production of 2000 bottles, each individually numbered. The bottles with more prestigious numbers were gifted to leaders of the Chinese government: Bottle &#35;2016 was given to the President of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Mr. Yu Zhengsheng. Bottle &#35;88 was given to President Xi Jinping. Bottle &#35;66 was given to Premier Li Keqiang. An Imgur gallery of the product promotional materials: http://imgur.com/a/fYDN6 Media links [all in Chinese] http://www.imbeer.com/news.php?art_id=9236 http://www.huarenjie.com/thread-7008463-1-1.html http://www.z3z4.com/a/4m7b8gq A small amount of bottles were made for sale to craft beer bars and retailers, mostly in Beijing and Shanghai. It’s extravagantly pricey however, at 600 RMB retail &#40;about $90 USD&#41; for a wood-boxed version with branded glasses. I managed to get just the bottles alone for 300 RMB each &#40;about $45 USD&#41;. The beer is just a plain saison, but I figured maybe some people just can’t resist the rare tick...? ;-&#41; I have made an entry for the beer here: https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/saison-45/543015/ &#40;Photo has been submitted, awaiting admin approval.&#41;<br><br>(1 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/saison-45-celebrates-china-belgium-diplomatic-relations_297927.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/saison-45-celebrates-china-belgium-diplomatic-relations_297927.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/saison-45-celebrates-china-belgium-diplomatic-relations_297927.htm Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST Spanish Breweries and beer stores Posted by jose19623<br><br>I am found a good site about spanish breweries and beer stores.They just started and there are not many locals yet, but you can help them including some good breweries or stores automatically. http://www.buscarcervezas.com <br><br>(2 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/spanish-breweries-and-beer-stores_297363.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/spanish-breweries-and-beer-stores_297363.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/spanish-breweries-and-beer-stores_297363.htm Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST First brewery in Nagorno-Karabakhand#033; Posted by YantarCoast<br><br>Just noticed that Nagorno-Karabakh has a single drinker on the Most Difficult Countries to Drink page. https://www.ratebeer.com/brewers/central-brewpub/31249/ A bit of searching shows that this place has been open since at least 2013: http://gulikbeer.com.ua/xank%C9%99ndi-stepanakert/tsentral.html Roughly translated: 01.2013 9 Grigor Lusavorich Street Khankendi &#40;Stepanakert&#41; Nagorno-Karabakh 01.2013 – The first brewpub, Central, has opened in Khankendi &#40;Stepanakert&#41;, the capital of the unrecognised republic of Nagorno-Karabakh. The pub is owned by Edik Stepanyan. Equipment has been supplied by Czech company J. Hradecky s.r.o and is capable of producing 6,000 dekalitres &#40;da&#41; of beer annually. The brewpub currently has a single beer and does not produce any beer-related merchandise.<br><br>(25 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/first-brewery-in-nagorno-karabakhand_295654.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/first-brewery-in-nagorno-karabakhand_295654.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/first-brewery-in-nagorno-karabakhand_295654.htm Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST Edinburgh Christmas tasting Posted by cgarvieuk<br><br>Probably should have posted here first. But if anyone fancies last minute Edinburgh trip https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/edinburgh-christmas-tasting_296547.htm<br><br>( replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/edinburgh-christmas-tasting_296664.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/edinburgh-christmas-tasting_296664.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/edinburgh-christmas-tasting_296664.htm Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST Roma High school visit Posted by HenrikSoegaard<br><br>I am going to Rome in march 2018 with 20 high school students &#40;18 years of age&#41; and does anybody know if its possible to vist one of the small breweries i Rome? We dont want to go to Peroni. Cheers Henrik<br><br>(3 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/roma-high-school-visit_296483.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/roma-high-school-visit_296483.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/roma-high-school-visit_296483.htm Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST Looking for Cider with Strong Apple Taste Posted by taksdd<br><br>Hi Recently I had opportunity to drink &quot;Bulmers Orchard Pioneer - Sarah’s Red Apple&quot; and I am totally in love. It is a medium dry cider with very strong apple taste &#40;quiet sour&#41;. It doesn’t have a bitter-sweet aftertaste &#40;which I really hate&#41;. I can’t buy this drink bottled though. Any ideas what similar ciders could I get? Strong apple taste, sour, no bitter-sweet aftertaste.. :L&#41; Thanks&#033;<br><br>(2 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/looking-for-cider-with-strong-apple-taste_296256.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/looking-for-cider-with-strong-apple-taste_296256.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/looking-for-cider-with-strong-apple-taste_296256.htm Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST Duplicate breweries in Central Asia Posted by YantarCoast<br><br>I have informed an admin who covers the region about this issue, but I suppose it wouldn’t hurt to write about it here too. In the rather off-the-map beer destination of Kazakhstan there are two breweries that are listed twice in ratebeer, and as a result a couple of beers have been entered twice. I suppose they &#40;both breweries and beers&#41; can be merged somehow. 1. Carlsberg https://www.ratebeer.com/brewers/carlsberg-kazakhstan/16076/ https://www.ratebeer.com/brewers/pivovarennaya-kompaniya-derbes-carlsberg/2104/ This one seems to be called Carlsberg Kazahstan these days. 2. PP &#40;Oasis Beverages&#41; https://www.ratebeer.com/brewers/pervyj-pivzavod/24897/ https://www.ratebeer.com/brewers/pyerviy-pivzavod-oasis-beverages/14467/ It would make sense to rename this to Pervyj Pivzavod &#40;Oasis Beverages&#41;. Pyerviy is a erroneous transliteration.<br><br>( replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/duplicate-breweries-in-central-asia_295626.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/duplicate-breweries-in-central-asia_295626.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/duplicate-breweries-in-central-asia_295626.htm Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST Identification Needed on German Bier/Brauerei Posted by weizenrob<br><br><br><br>(4 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/identification-needed-on-german-bier-brauerei_295093.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/identification-needed-on-german-bier-brauerei_295093.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/identification-needed-on-german-bier-brauerei_295093.htm Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST Grim grimbergens Posted by FatPhil<br><br>Grimbergen Ambree, a dubbel at 6.5% Grimbergen Cuvee Ambree, a dubbel at 6.5% Yeah, right. I’m currently &quot;ticking&quot; a beer I have already had twice, but am prepared to lose that tick for the sake of database correctness.<br><br>(8 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/grim-grimbergens_292775.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/grim-grimbergens_292775.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/grim-grimbergens_292775.htm Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST Beavertown Extravaganza September 8-9 Posted by SinH4<br><br>http://www.beavertownbrewery.co.uk/the-beavertown-extravaganza-is-here/ looks like Beavertown is gonna host a beer festival with a crazy lineup in September, for a 55 pound all inclusive ticket. Guests include Other Half, Trillium, J Wakefield, Three Floyds and some other brewers which are hard-to-reach material in Europe. This is definitely an option for me, and looks like a fun option to celebrate my 25th birthday, which will be on the 9th. Other people thinking about going?<br><br>(4 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/beavertown-extravaganza-september-8-9_292992.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/beavertown-extravaganza-september-8-9_292992.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/beavertown-extravaganza-september-8-9_292992.htm Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST Beer variety on tap in warsaw Posted by Theydon_Bois<br><br>Any one with recent experience of a bar crawl in Warsaw? If I were to hit up say 6 bars at random with ten to fifteen taps in each bar &#40;which seems common from having browsed through the venues&#41; ... How many different beers would I likely see from those 75/80 taps? Trying to figure out how much overlap there is between the same beers doing the rounds so I can figure out how much time to allocate per bar.<br><br>(11 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/beer-variety-on-tap-in-warsaw_292994.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/beer-variety-on-tap-in-warsaw_292994.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/beer-variety-on-tap-in-warsaw_292994.htm Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST Craft Beer in Berlin Posted by Hannestad<br><br>Hello fellow craft beer fans. In Berlin the craft beer scene is exploding with new bars, bottleshops and breweries constantly opening. To support the scene we have started a site where you can find a map of Berlin with every craft beer related place on it. We also have an event calendar where we post all craft beer events. We hope you will find this useful and that you will help us support the craft beer scene in Berlin. Kind regards craftbeerclubberlin.com<br><br>(1 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/craft-beer-in-berlin_292624.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/craft-beer-in-berlin_292624.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/craft-beer-in-berlin_292624.htm Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST Kvass - what style? Posted by YantarCoast<br><br>An Eastern Europe/FSU question: What style is kvass - Low Alcohol or Traditional Ale? On ratebeer it is categorised as both. There doesn’t seem to be any agreement on this: An advanced search of &quot;kvas&quot; gives about 90 results for low alcohol and about 50 for traditonal ale. However, searching for it in Lithuanian &#40;&quot;gira&quot;&#41; gives a single traditional ale and around 50 low alcohols. Same with Estonia - 17 LAs and a single TA. The Moldovan spelling &#40;Cvas&#41; yields 12 traditional ales and zero low alcohols.<br><br>(27 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/kvass-what-style_292471.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/kvass-what-style_292471.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/kvass-what-style_292471.htm Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST Saveur-Biere UK site Posted by EdKing<br><br>Does anyone use them? I spent an hour today trying o register my address and it was impossible, despite them having an entirely UK section of their website. Have they stopped taking UK orders?<br><br>(17 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/saveur-biere-uk-site_292301.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/saveur-biere-uk-site_292301.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/saveur-biere-uk-site_292301.htm Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST Vietnam-brewed Japanese beer Posted by YantarCoast<br><br>Picked up this beer in a supermarket in Nha Trang, Vietnam. I am guessing it is brewed in Vietnam under licence by Sapporo. Abv is 4.5%. Can’t find it on rb, and can’t understand who the brewer is. Sapporo Vietnam?? Doesn’t seem to be here either. Got another &#40;Sapporo Premium Beer, 5% abv also with the same text on the can&#41;. Maybe it’s sold in Japan under a different name? Any ideas? http://imgur.com/Sycpgv8 http://imgur.com/BI9fytD <br><br>(3 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/vietnam-brewed-japanese-beer_290955.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/vietnam-brewed-japanese-beer_290955.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/vietnam-brewed-japanese-beer_290955.htm Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST Get your MandS ticks in if you want them Europe and#033; Posted by Theydon_Bois<br><br>M &S closing up shops ... ’Dunkirk moment’ It also plans to shut 53 international stores, including all 10 in China, half of its stores in France and all its shops in Belgium, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37906466<br><br>(5 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/get-your-mands-ticks-in-if-you-want-them-europe-and_290680.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/get-your-mands-ticks-in-if-you-want-them-europe-and_290680.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/get-your-mands-ticks-in-if-you-want-them-europe-and_290680.htm Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST More identification help please. Posted by BlackHaddock<br><br>During my holiday I went to the ’Corfu meets Italy’ beer festival outside the Corfu Beer Brewery. Four Italian breweries had a beer each on tap. I do not know if they were collaborations, one off brews or ’re-badged’ beers. I could not find anyone who understood my questions about the beers while at the festival, so, any help out there? I am happy to add all four beers, but wanted to make sure they were not already listed on RateBeer, anyway here is what I know: Birrificio Lambrate: 5% ABV, IBU 35. Beer Corfu Beer Festival Grodziskiessmokedweiss. Birrificio Rurale:6.2% ABV, IBU 25. Beer Corfu Beer Festival Amber Ale. Birra Del Borgo: 5% ABV, IBU 35. Beer Corfu Beer Festival Golden Ale. No Tomorrow Craft Beer: 5% ABV, IBU 28. Beer Corfu Beer Festival Pale Ale. The beer festival was fun and different, pleased I went: only 8 beers &#40;4 Italian, 4 Corfu brews&#41; but all worth trying. &lt;*&#41;&#41;&#41;&#41;&#41;&#41;&gt;&lt; <br><br>(2 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/more-identification-help-please_290395.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/more-identification-help-please_290395.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/more-identification-help-please_290395.htm Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST What are the chances Posted by FatPhil<br><br>Of a US/Norwegian collaboration being brewed in the US, and then never rated by anyone outside Norway apart from one Latvian beer festival attended by the Norwegian brewers. Ockham’s razer says it was probably brewed in Norway, no? <br><br>(2 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/what-are-the-chances_290407.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/what-are-the-chances_290407.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/what-are-the-chances_290407.htm Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:36:19 EST Identification help please. Posted by BlackHaddock<br><br>I had a 330ml can of ’Elomas’ Greek Lager Beer &#40;5% ABV&#41; on the island of Corfu last week but can not find any information on it apart from here: http://www.elomas.gr/index.php/alkoolouxa-krasia-mpures I did not think to take any details from the can, just it’s name and ABV. From that link it looks like a supermarket own brand beer, which doesn’t help much. Any help would be greatly appreciated. &lt;*&#41;&#41;&#41;&#41;&#41;&#41;&gt;&lt;<br><br>(10 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/identification-help-please_290338.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/identification-help-please_290338.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/identification-help-please_290338.htm