OHIM: A Yellow Canary with a Red Star

Rotterdam is a beautiful city - no joking - and just got better with the opening of two brew pubs: THOMS Stadsbrouwerij and De Gele Kanarie (The Yellow Canary). As you may know I am a firm believer of this concept: in this day and age, local, accessible and small-scale businesses are a big thing ...

Do Dutch ‘mega brewers’ respond with ‘crafty’ beer?

Although there is still no clear definition of craft beer – if anything, I believe it to be more a consumer emotion than a set of parameters for beer to adhere to – the whole thing is driving big brewers crazy. Craft breweries are being bought by them, ‘crafty’ beers are being launched by them ...

Musing the future of craft beer (3) – Buy yourself into beer

Interesting times these are, for sure. Great beers are available in abundance, and more to come. Beer aficionados must feel as if they’re in Walhalla and should be happy. Or should they worry? I don’t know for sure. Interesting times, and sometimes we get interesting news. Read the below and make up your own mind ...

Musing the future of craft beer (2) – Cans on a roll

Interesting times these are, for sure. Great beers are available in abundance, and more to come. Beer aficionados must feel as if they’re in Walhalla and should be happy. Or should they worry? I don’t know for sure. Interesting times, and sometimes we get interesting news. Read the below and make up your own mind ...

Musing the future of craft beer – Trees growing into heaven

Interesting times these are, for sure. Great beers are available in abundance, and more to come. Beer aficionados must feel as if they’re in Walhalla and should be happy. Or should they worry? I don’t know for sure. Interesting times, and sometimes we get interesting news. Read the below and make up your own mind ...