Are you a beer pirate? + World Beer News
The best stories and reports from around the world of beer - I’m Nitch, grand poobah of beer geeking and I noticed a trend this week that you might want to spread to your friends :
Move over fruited beers - it’s time to get berried !
High flying flavour
Cathay Pacific Airways knows that passengers’ senses of taste and smell are diminished at 35,000 feet — and they’re reportedly compensating for it with beer. Betsy Beer will be available for First and Business Class passengers on flights between Hong Kong and the UK starting on March 1, and through the end of its initial launch on April 31.
Brewed with only Hong Kong and UK-sourced ingredients, which include British hops called known as “fuggle,” honey sourced from the New Territories of Hong Kong, and “dragon eye” fruit, also known as longan.
Baladin Open Garden
In November 2016, Teo Musso raised more than €80,000 through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to create a Baladin Open Garden. The 786,000-square-foot beer park in the country's Piedmont region will open on the summer solstice in June 2017.
Micro malt house on the property will explain the process of converting Italian barley into malt and provide specialty malts for a new beer, Baladin Open Garden, which will be served exclusively at the park. The second floor includes a space to dry hops picked from 2.5 acres of fields nearby. And tours of a food lab where visitors can learn how chocolate is produced will be followed by a guided pairing of Baladin beers and chocolates.
Ballarat is beer ballin'!
On the other side of the planet in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. The third largest population for an inland city in Australia, or 17th on the list for overall population, Ballarat’s position as the beer capital of Victoria has been cemented with the announcement of a $1.2 million Australian Craft Beer Centre of Excellence.
But Broos still doing better
This comes after the announcement of a $100 million brewery entirely with renewable energy, using a mixture of solar, wind and biogas, established by Broo. The ones that are steadily creeping into china.
This site will also include a museum chronicling the history of beer in Australia as well as a restaurant, visitor centre, wetlands (wetlands inside the brewery?) and amphitheatre. Presumably as well, they’ll have a deadilsty things on the planet walking tour.
Would you live here?
Now lets take look at the Icelandic parliament house where the first debates over a new liquor bill are being held. As of February 28, The bill, which is very controversial, suggests allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages in grocery stores, which are currently sold exclusively in state-run liquor stores.
In terms of political affiliation, those who are the strongest opponents of the sale of beer in grocery stores are supporters of the Social Democratic Alliance, and the Left-Green Movement, 70-75 percent against the bill, followed by 60 percent opposition among supporters of the Progressive Party. While those who vote for Bright Future, the Pirate Party and the Independence Party support the sale of beer in grocery stores.
Pirate Party - that’sright, would you live in a country that has no liquor in grocery stores but DOES have a parliament party for Pirates? Let me know in the comments below.
Trump can’t build a wall over water
Speaking of sailing the high seas Creative as ever, Heineken has been sending out press releases to eco websites including treehugger.com and modern farmer claiming they’ll be having awesome new significant reductions in CO2emissions as a direct result of shifting its freight operations between Mexico and USA from road to the open seas.
Moving beer by ship, not road, saves 14% of CO2, says Heineken as a result of exporting its Mexican beers (including Tecate and Dos Equis) to the USA by water instead of land
Taste geek shut ins account for over 50% of grocery store beer sales
For the first time history in Korean history, last month, according to major supermarkets, imported "fragrant ale" beer made up more than 50% of beers sales plus, the number of people who enjoy beer alone has increased greatly.
YAY ! No more light, crisp commercial lagers made on Korean soil - we’re turning them into taste geek shut ins!
We’ll finish off this week’s episode with an interactive tool
Are you thinking about opening a trendy hipster trash bar with your buddies? Let’s use this generator to make sure we get that broadsheet article written about you bro.
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