Hophead? A few words on IPA freshness

Ugly Duck Amarillo Citra IPA bottled four days before the blog was written. IPA doesn't always have to be quite that fresh though, but IPA freshness matters.
Ugly Duck Amarillo Citra IPA bottled four days before the blog was written. IPA doesn’t always have to be quite that fresh though!

If you’re a true hophead and love the smell and taste of a well hopped IPA, you’re better off enjoying it under ideal conditions. Which basically means: As fresh as possible! I wrote this blog Saturday afternoon in Danish, and I thought it was good enough to share with an international audience too.

If one single beer style leads the way for the current global beer revolution, it’s probably the IPA. The India Pale Ale takes it name from a beer in 19th century England, but to be frank, it doesn’t have much more than the name in common.

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Brazilian craft beer is happening

The oldest Brazilian Craft beer brewers, Eisenbahn. Photo from wikipedia
Eisenbahn beer. Photo from wikipedia

Craft beer is happening everywhere in the world these years, and of course also slowly but surely in the worlds third largest beer market, Brazil. At the occassion of the football world cup, I wrote an article about Brazilian craft beer for the Danish Beer Enthusiasts bi-monthly magazine, and since I got a lot of help from Brazilian fellow beer writer, home brewer and hop lover Mariana, it’s only fair that I also make it available in English so she can read it.

At the Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Mariana was one of several Brazilians who had made the trip all the way to Denmark. We talked about female brewers, metal rock, the silliness of religion, and also about the Brazilian craft beer scene. And I learned some interesting points that I thought would make a good article.  Læs mere Brazilian craft beer is happening