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World Beer Awards: serving up the usual?

Micro-breweries dominated the top winners of the World Beer Awards, though there were enough mundane choices in the sub-categories to make beer lovers despair.

Idiots in Antwerpen

The Beer Idiots visit Café Sint-Janneke, Cafe De Vischmijn, Cafe Kulminator, Billie's Bier Kafétaria and Dr. Beer.

Europe craft brewers lobby together

Nine national craft beer organisations have eschewed the name 'craft' and formed the Independent Brewers of Europe (IBE) to lobby together on issues such...

State of the art

Tim Webb, co-author of the World Atlas of Beer and a member of the executive of the European Beer Consumers Union speaks about the revolution he has seen in the beer industry since the last edition of the book.

Inside H2O

Olivier Huens is hands on at Brasserie H2O as he brings his twist to brewing. See the videos and pics as he takes the Beer Idiots around his brewery in Brussels, Belgium.

Fusion kitchen

Iacopo Lenci of Birrificio Brùton in Tuscany, Italy talks about innovation and brewing with wine must.

Bidding for St Bernardus 12

It's always great when spending on one of our favourite beers also ends up going to funding a good cause. True to the spirit...

Beautiful idiots at Zythos 2019

With a record 587 Belgian beers on offer, the Zythos Beer Festival in Leuven is the largest showcase in the world for the made-in-Belgium brand. Here are pics of some of the 11,000 people who visited the festival over the two days of the 2019 edition.

Unpure brew

Pia Morgenroth of G’Bräu from Berlin makes a cold-fermented, lager-type gruit beer with wild herbs like alehoof, stinging nettle, yarn, and artemisia. Under the German Reinheitsgebot she can't call it beer.

Do the Zwanze

Jean Van Roy, Cantillon's owner and brewer, speaks about the reason he started Zwanze day and about the beer released for the 2019 edition.