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Spirit of Motorhead

Motorhead Get Into The Spirit Motorhead has recently added 'Motorhead Bomber Smokey Shot' and 'Motorhead Iron Fist American Whiskey' to the range.  Beers of Europe catch up  Sari Wilholm from 'Brands For Fans' who help bands and artists create their own spirits! (from left to right founders of Brands For Bands -  Yvonne Wener & Sari Wilholm) Q: Who are you/what do you do?   A: We are Brands For Fans and we help bands/artists who want to extend their merch portfolio with spirits. Q: What was the inspiration for working in the distillery?   A: We do not work that way. We do all the tasting/profiling at our office in Stockholm and then produce the s...

Why Choose Independent Beer?

Craft v Crafty – Why Choose Independent Beer? Have you ever stopped to think exactly who makes your beer or where it comes from?  Do you even care? Over in the States, beer drinkers care passionately about who makes their beer.  They travel miles for a new release from a high profile brewery, queue for hours and are often restricted to only two bottles per person when they get there!  That’s dedication for you! In a recent survey, 53% of beer lovers in the States said that independent ownership is important to them when purchasing beer and transparency of ownership is a key issue. But, here’s the rub….having noticed the dynamic growth of the craft beer sector in recent years multinational...

The Best Low Alcohol Beer

Low alcohol beer  Whether you’re on a diet or you want to lower your alcohol intake, low alcohol beer definitely has its advantages. But how low is low, and what important things should you know about the amount of alcohol in so-called light beers? We’ll explore these topics and more in the following post. What exactly is low alcohol beer?  Put simply, low alcohol beer does what it says on the tin: it’s a beer that has a very low alcohol content. The idea is that the best low alcohol beer still tastes as delicious as a normal beer, only with a significant reduction in its ability to inebriate the drinker. Low alcohol beers like this are ideal for designated drivers who don’t want to be over the lim...

Brewboard Brewery On Tour

Brewboard Brewery ON TOUR! - Meet The Head Brewer! FREE Tasting Event - Beers of Europe Beers of Europe Welcomes Brewboard Brewery from Harston, Cambridgeshire Sunday 8th December - 10.30am to 4.00pm Let your taste buds take you through an amazing journey with the Head Brewer from Brewboard.  Try beers from this young independent craft brewery from Cambridgeshire, enjoy the aroma and taste of some truely modern beers made with the best ingredients nature has to offer. The Board has assembled from far and wide, bringing prodigious talent and experience together to produce something special. Discerning drinkers assemble, there’s a new player in town …         ...

American Craft Beer With Food At Thanksgiving

Celebrate American Craft Beer With Food This Thanksgiving It’s Thanksgiving Day on 28th November and what better way to show allegiance with our transatlantic friends than by indulging in high-quality American craft beer paired with mouth-watering food dishes. Beer has a wider flavour spectrum than almost any other beverage and can accompany almost any food partner. Here are a few tips from https://www.brewersassociation.org/ ‘s Executive Chef, Adam Dulye to wow your family and friends with your own beer and food pairing creations this holiday season: Match strength with strength.  Pair delicate dishes with lighter craft beers and strongly flavoured dishes with intense, more assertive beer styles.   Use...

What Is The Strongest Beer In The World

What Is The Strongest Beer In The World What’s the strongest beer in the world? That’s the question on everyone’s lips these days, and with new beers springing up on the market all the time, it’s not always easy to answer. The strongest beer in the UK, for example, might be world’s apart from the strongest Belgian beer and what’s strong one year could be considered weak the next. So what’s strong these days, and are strong beers even tasty? We’ll examine all of these issues and more in the following post.  The strongest beer in the world  The race to produce the strongest beer has been running for quite some time, with breweries all over the world clamoring to win the st...

Black Shuck Gin Tasting

Black Shuck FREE Tasting Event DATE:  16th November   TIME:  10am to 4.30pm Beers of Europe would like to invite you to the Black Shuck FREE tasting event on Saturday 16th November in the Beers of Europe shop, Setchey, Norfolk PE33 0BE It will be a fun day with the whole Black Shuck range available to taste…. what’s your tipple? Straight up over the rocks, a good old G & T or and a more elaborate cocktail? TRY before YOU BUY! Black Shuck is a family run business based in Norfolk which delights in producing the highest quality Premium Gin and Vodka by making the most of locally sourced ingredients. The range is available to buy online here.     

Alcohol Percentage In Beer: A Simple Guide

Alcohol percentage in beer How much alcohol is in your beer? The answer will depend on what brand and type of brew you're drinking. Typically, you'll find that your beer alcohol content is labelled on the can or bottle you’re drinking from, or else you’ll see it displayed on the tap at the bar. But what does this percentage really mean, and does it matter? In this article we'll walk you through everything you need to know about the alcohol in your beer. What’s the average alcohol percentage in beer?  The first thing to know is that alcohol is measured in standard units called "alcohol by volume" (abv). This is calculated by measuring the number of millilitres of pure ethanol found in...

Gin Top Ten Whatahoot

Whatahoot Gin is One of Beers of Europe Top Ten Gins Where is Whatahoot Gin Made? Distilled by WhataHoot in the heart of Norfolk, the gin is enjoyed around the UK as something totally unique. Norfolk Inspired Gin that is ultra-smooth and deep in its flavour profile. Every bottle of WhataHoot Dry Gin is lovingly created, infusing the perfect blend of botanicals with distilled Norfolk Water, for a unique and refreshing flavour. What Ingredients are In The Gin? Combining traditional botanicals including juniper, coriander and citrus. WhataHoot Dry Gin is a artisan gin full of citrus in the begining with a hint of orange and finishing with the iconic Norfolk flavours of sea samphire and lavender. The gin is full of family...

Rum | A.H.Riise

The Rise of Riise Rum! Catching up with Bjorn Jenson, Director of Sales at A.H. Riise Spirits - Q: Who are you/what do you do?   A: The company A.H. Riise Spirits ApS is a Danish producer of rum, gin, and bitters. A.H. Riise Spirits ApS buy their rum from all over the West Indies and Central America. Only the best rums are destined to be enjoyed from a glass in the far future. Depending on whether it is at navy rum, a spiced rum or the luxurious Non-Plus Ultra, the cellar master chooses the casks from which to blend the exact rum. Q: What was the inspiration for working with A.H.Riise?   A: The name and legacy are based on the name and life of Danish Pharmacist, scientist and rum maker Albert H...