At New Year’s Eve, Xhanika and I brewed a beer. But at the end of such a day, you are still far from having an actual drinkable beer. There were still two steps to come: Bottling and lagering. So two weeks later I had to take out all the cleaning equipment again.
Brewing at New Year’s Eve
This year we wanted to do something different. We being my best friend and I. We wanted to try out a ready made brew kit. After some research we decided on a beer brew kit by Brewferm which we ordered from Brouwland.
We managed to get our hands on some beers brewed in America! And that’s something, because they aren’t easy to get around here.
If you think being a biersommelier is all about trying the newest and best beers and drinking all kind of nice stuff, think again … Training for becoming a biersommelier puts beer and flavours in a whole new perspective, and unfortunately not all is well in paradise.
Dutch Bock beers
It’s autumn and I live in the Netherlands, which makes it impossible to ignore bock beers. Bock beers in the Netherlands are based on their German counterparts but is now a proper all Dutch beerstyle on its own.
Florence, Rimini and Bologna
A side story on the world cup. During the championships we visited Florence and Bologna as well
Beer treatment and storage
Did you know that how you handle your bought beers affects the taste, fragrance and quality of the beer almost as much as the brewing process itself?
Training for the Championships, our dilemmas.
I want to participate in the Dutch championships in 2020. Not to win – not saying that wouldn’t be nice – but mainly to participate in the first three rounds, test myself on my knowledge and tasting abilities ánd as a bonus…
Training the taste buds
I probably mentioned it somewhere already, I plan to participate in the Dutch biersommelier championships in 2020. Not particularly to win, although that would be nice, but mostly to be there (or be a rectangular thing).
Glassware, part 1
Kiesbye called it the fifth ingredient and I have to agree. Having experimented with glassware for almost a year now, the glass you choose for your beer can really make the difference in taste and smell and overall experience.