TGIF – Chris B. and Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, a gypsy brewer’s arrogance

Friday’s are not what they used to be anymore. At first glance it seemed amusing: a simple Untappd user checked into a beer by Evil Twin, detected diacetyl and put that in his review. That review was a sign of the times: written as if by a blind bat suffering from dyslexia, Chris B. (the ...

OHIM – Peter de Waard and Peer Swinkels have been eating some real bad mushrooms

Had it not been so sad, I would probably still be laughing about a newspaper article that appeared in De Volkskrant, a Dutch newspaper not normally known for its sense of humor. It is written by Peter de Waard who regularly writes on business and the economy. Saturday, 26 November 2016, he published an article ...

Beer and food pairing – where did it go wrong?!

Beer, being the hottest topic anywhere these days, has been regaining its rightful position at the dinner table. Gone are the days where beer, as a companion of food, was seen only fit to accompany a curry or fish and chips: beer is now even being embraced by three Michelin star restaurants. But even today ...

OHIM – The Wine World still doesn’t ‘get’ beer

Unfortunately the column is in Dutch, but it was an exemplary piece that caught my eye. Wine expert Magda van der Rijst was invited to attend Oedipus International Beer Festival and saw all her preconceptions confirmed. Poor woman – having read the column one cannot see her having had any fun - ever, which is ...