As of last week we are with almost 250 certified biersommeliers in the Netherlands. A week ago Tastewise and I guided a group of biersommeliers through beery Eindhoven.
Burton-on-Trent is historically speaking a very important beer city and it is mainly known for this extensive brewing history, with its height around the 18th and 19th centuries.
Starkbierfest. Aventinusfest. Madnessfest! Madness? Almost suicidally so, I'd say, a fest where the main beverage is a glass of beer with almost 7! units of alcohol.
I like reading a lot! So much so, that we have a library in our house (hey, we had a spare room). So of course I also love reading books about beer.
I haven't got a lot of knowledge about the Austrian beer history yet and I hope to get back to this topic better educated. But for now I'll just share with you our beery adventures in Salzburg.
It's fascinating to see that Germany has a very extensive beer culture with a whole set of customs, behaviours and rituals. For tourists maybe not always that okay, as waiters/waitresses…