Crises and hardship have a habit of bringing out the best and worst in people. The coronavirus pandemic is no exception. Thankfully, as a typically collaborative and cooperative community, the response from breweries, bars and other players in the beer industry, especially on the craft side, has been generally positive. That said, not everyone has […]
Buying Beer in Berlin During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Hops have been treasured for centuries for their antibacterial and healing properties and can even reduce anxiety so the leading lights of Berlin’s independent beer scene have been putting their thinking caps on and have come up with innovative ways to make sure the city’s beer geeks can self-medicate while heeding advice to practice social […]
Protokoll Birthday Bash Vol. 2
Is there a better party than a Protokoll birthday party? Saturday’s 2nd birthday celebration had all the good things: good beer, good company, good vibes – it doesn’t get much better than this. Vadim from Russian beer wizards and hop slingers (and partners in the tap room) Zagovor was there and the brewery was well […]
BrewDog Buys Stone Berlin Brewery
Friday was a big day for craft beer news in Berlin with BrewDog announcing it has reached an agreement to acquire Stone Brewing’s Berlin Brewery. Founder Greg Koch caused quite a stir when he announced Stone’s arrival in Berlin. Emerging from what would become the Stone Berlin World Bistro & Gardens on a forklift truck, […]
Lager Lager Bottle Shop Opening
The Lager Lager Bottle Shop opening event is scheduled for tomorrow and they’ll be celebrating by giving away some free beer. The Mitte offshoot of the popular Neukölln bottle shop and bar first opened its doors on 12 March but after a successful soft opening phase it’s time to make it all official.
Magic Rock Acquisition by Lion
Huddersfield’s Magic Rock Brewing announced today it has been acquired by the Australian conglomerate and Kirin subsidiary, Lion for an undisclosed sum. Lion’s purchase furthers their expansion into the craft beer market following the 2012 acquisition of Australia’s Little Creatures and another UK craft brewer, Fourpure last July.
Bräugier BrewPub Opening
Bräugier has announced via Instagram that their new Berlin brewpub in Prenzlauer Berg will open on Tuesday (yeah, you read that right) 2 April. Despite the short notice, details about the Bräugier BrewPub opening event are scarce. All we know so far is that there will be 3 new Bräugier beers and some guest beers […]
St Patrick’s Week with The White Hag
This Sunday is St Patrick’s Day, a day where the Irish, those with tenuous Irish heritage and, let’s be honest, anyone who enjoys the craic, will most likely be having a drink or two in celebration. Bob Coggins of White Hag Brewery is no exception. As part of St Patrick’s Week with The White Hag, […]
Lager Lager Mitte – Opening Soon
Lager Lager, the popular Neukölln bottle shop has revealed plans to open a second Berlin store – Lager Lager Mitte. Having teased the new location a few days ago, Lager Lager announced on their social media channels today that their new address will be Brunnenstraße 195.
BrewDog Airlines Maiden Flight
Announced to much fanfare in October 2018, BrewDog Airlines made its maiden flight on 21 February 2019, taking more than 200 beer fans from London Stansted to Columbus Ohio. Accompanied by BrewDog staff, invited journalists and 10 lucky competition winners, Equity Punks paid £1,250 for their flights, accommodation at The DogHouse Hotel and several beer-related […]