Beer trends 2016 – what’ll be hot, and what do I hope for – part 1

Recently an amusing blog popped up on biernetwerk.nl, a site I recommend you to follow. The writer posted his biggest grievances in a piece called ‘These 7 beer trends we’d rather see disappear in 2016’ - entertaining and instructive! Kim Lentjes predicted five beer trends for this year on her fine blog genietenmetbier.nl and Sligro’s ...

OHIM – The future for beer started in Vienna – the second wave of the beer revolution

Sometimes finding a good title is the hardest thing of writing. I would like to say that a rather historical thing happened some days ago which will hugely impact beer as we know it, and its future. As it is, Europe’s best beer shop officially opened Thursday 19 November 2015 – there you have it. Continue ...

Excitement all around: who will be winning Café Top 100 EURO?

Monday 16 November 2015 will see Misset Horeca announcing the first-ever winner of the Café Top 100 EURO. It will be an interesting moment, since what once started as the ‘Bar of the Year’ competition (and in 2003 was re-named to Café Top 100 so to actually rank bars between them) and grew to be ...

Dutch Drafts soon to launch ‘Triple P’ – pizza beer!

Dutch Drafts, the newly founded alliance between specialized beer bars in The Netherlands, recently brewerd a collaboration beer with Pizza Port Brewing from Carlsbad, California, USA. The brewer and some representatives visited The Netherlands for a series of tap take overs at the Dutch Drafts member bars - and beer sounds pretty promising!Continue Reading...

Marqt is cool – and a real beer pionier!

Recently a new Marqt store opened at Amsterdam’s Gelderlandplein. This ‘sustainable’ supermarket chain is about to earn itself an honorary place in Bierland history books: it pioneers cold storage and offering of beer to its customers! This policy change will dramatically increase quality of your (and mine) favorite beverage: three cheers for Marqt! The 'cool' ...