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The monastic brewing heritage of Germany is typically overshadowed by that of the Belgians and goes forgotten despite being an essential piece of the country's brewing history. There are some hints hiding in plain sight, the simultaneously cheery and grumpy monk on the label of Augustiner Helles, the beers made by the Benedictine monks of Kloster Andechs and other monasteries, and even in the recent past, Mariawald, one of Germany’s monasteries were a founding member of the International Trappist Organisation in 1997 (sadly no longer brewing).

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After a long time of the global beer market being totally dominated by a handful of massive companies...

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The German Story

Beer is an essential element of German culture and is intrinsic to the national identity, however...

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The Belgian Story

Almost impossible to replicate due to their intangible ‘Belgian’ atmosphere, known locally...

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The American Craft Story

The story of American Beer could have very easily been a thoroughly dreary footnote on the history...

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Beer & Art

Drinks and the creative industries are synonymous with each other, caught in an existential...

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Evolution of Cans

Canning beer dates back to 1930s America, very shortly after prohibition, when the Gottfried...

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