Karma will get you! Well, it got me.

"Instant karma is going to get you". Well, karma got me. I should have realized that propagating fresh beer while keeping a fridge full of goodies was a risky, if not explosive, combination. Turns out my beer fridge was formerly a professional restaurant fridge, capable too of freezing. Deep freezing. So: whilst travelling to Tromso's arctic ...

Brewing is fun, until….

So, you’ve found your passion and started a brewery. You decided against the ‘cheap’ option and actually invested heavily in equipment, renting a space and hiring staff. An increasing amount of consumers like your beer and sales are up – life couldn’t possibly get any better. Then, one evening, you sit back with one of ...

OHIM – Heineken, Punch and Lagunitas: maybe the ‘green monster’ isn’t so bad?

Heineken now appears to be the majority shareholder of Lagunitas - more about that later. In England pubs continue to close their doors on a daily - because more and more beer is drunk at home several thousand classic public houses disappeared in recent years from the streets - but there are still more than ...