BodeBrown Beer Train

I was in the second edition of BodeBrown Beer Train (Curitiba / Morretes), with special guest Greg Koch, (CEO and Co-founder of Stone Brewing).The Beer Train 2013 was one of the events organized by Bodebrown Brewery, located in Curitiba City, Paraná. 

Travel to another beer city in Brazil… Porto Alegre/RS

In October I went to Porto Alegre/RS, and I was invited to talk about my blog All Beers  in a beer program call Extra-Malt. Already in town, I decided to meet some  beer points and try some local craft beers.

Another great beer festival in Brazil

It´s no exaggeration to say that the “Festival Brasileiro da Cerveja” which takes place every year in Blumenau (SC) is the largest event directed to the beer lovers in Brazil. The four-day event in March features more than 500 craft and imported labels. Highlights also include the gastronomic and bands that played every day in […]

Nothing South of Roma

This somewhat enigmatic complaint was uttered to me, more than once, by people as Gianluca Polini, my host in Atripalda, a town in the mountains east of Napoli (Napels). He was not referring to cultural or sporting manifestations, but to the idea carried by (beer)journalists, (beer)writers or the average beerenthusiast, concerning what is after all a huge part of […]

Brazilian Beer Festival and Wikibier 2011

Two major beer festivals recently took place in Brazil, WikiBier in Curitiba and Brazilian Beer Festival in Blumenau. WikiBier The festival took place at Expo Unimed in Curitiba (PR), with an estimated audience of 4,000 people, according to event organizers. All were able to taste the best craft beers in the country today. A great […]

Beer festivals in Brazil 2011

Brasil Brau 2011  It happened in July in São Paulo, one of the biggest beer event in Brazil. It takes place every two years and offers industry news, both technological and new beers and breweries.

CAMRA – eternal controversy?

In the past couple of months, the venerated Campaign for Real Ale, first beer consumers’ association in the world, has been in the beerlovers’ eye with some serious controversy.

Wine is wine, and beer is… Champagne?

DeuS. Malheur Brut Cuvée Royale. Trum Diamond Beer. Estrella Damm Inedit. Weihenstephan / Samuel Adams Infinium,…( I might have added the Mikkeller Noma Novel, but not having tasted that one, judgment must be suspended). Now, ring a bell, the above brews? Did you taste them? And… did you like them? REALLY? 

South Beer Cup in Argentina

The first edition of the South Beer Cup in Buenos Aires – Argentina took place earlier this month. The festival comes at exactly the time when several countries are beginning to show a great progress in the beer market like Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and others. Brazil was well represented and showed to be in […]

Small is Beautiful

“No rest for the wicked” the saying goes. That is probably why I have less and less leisure time to visit festivals, or other beery gatherings. Though it could be discussed whether going to a beerfestival constitutes “rest”… I consider it hard work, but my MIO doesn’t tend to look at it that way.