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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.

House of Armand

Armand Debelder talks about tradition, his legacy and 3 Fonteinen's future.

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...

Fusion kitchen

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

Interview: Polish craft scene

Interview with Paweł Leszczyński, co-organiser of the Warsaw craft beer festival in Poland.

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.

A feast of festivals

The following is a round-up of the festivals the Beer Idiots visited in 2019, along with our video interviews of those who either founded them or were part of the organisation behind them.

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...

What is craft beer US style?

The US Brewers Association proposes to amend its definition of a craft brewer to include the use non traditional ingredients such as cannabinoids and other fermented products.

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.