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Oktoberfest beers Arrive Early

The world’s biggest beer festival arrives at Beers of Europe Oktoberfest beers arrive early to Beers of Europe From Munich, Germany to Norfolk, England… Every year, 6 million people flock to the fields outside Munich to enjoy the world’s biggest beer festival Oktoberfest, which was first held in 1810 to celebrate the marriage of Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese. Munich’s most popular breweries produce a special Oktoberfest beer for the event which is scarcely available in the UK. Whilst the festival doesn’t start until the 21st of September, the beers have already arrived at Beers of Europe, Britain’s Biggest Online Beer Retailer, making them the first place in the country to stock...

Hofbräu München | Q&A

Hofbräu München | Q&A Originally Posted on Apr 26, 2017 Are you curious to know about the people behind the beers you buy? Or perhaps you want to know what inspires brewers to brew and beer bloggers to blog? Our “Q&A” posts are a light hearted way of getting to know people working in, and connected to, the beer and alcohol industry. Today’s post features Hofbräu München, a brewery that was founded in 1589 and has played a role in the heritage of the city for over 400 years.  It is one of two remaining traditional Munich breweries still in Bavarian ownership and is a declaration of the brewery’s commitment to the city, its people and the Bavarian way of life. Who are you and wh...

Krombacher Brauerei | Q&A

Krombacher Brauerei | Q&A Originally Posted on Nov 09, 2016 Are you curious to know about the people behind the beers you buy? Or perhaps you want to know what inspires brewers to brew and beer bloggers to blog? Our “Q&A” posts are a light hearted way of getting to know people working in, and connected to, the beer and alcohol industry. Today’s post features Krombacher. Who are you/what do you do?   My name is Stephan Kofler and I am the Director, Sales & Marketing of Krombacher Drinks UK Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of the Krombacher Brauerei Germany. As a Country Head for our strategic markets UK and Italy, I am fully responsible for sales and marketing within those two countries. W...

Weihenstephaner Vitus

According to their website, Weihenstephan have been brewing since 1040:   “….brewed on the Weihenstephan hill in Freising. Behind the historic walls of our brewery, hides modern technology which relies on a current scientific brewing process. This innovative strength and nearly a thousand years of brewing experience creates premium beers of the highest quality.”   Weihenstephaner Vitus is a light coloured spicy single bock saturated with fine yeast and a creamy foam. Full bodied and sparkling with an effervescent mouthfeel, the fruity apricot aroma joins citrus, cloves and light banana notes.   A speciality beer with a round character due to the extra long storage time in our monastery...