Category Beer

The rise of full-flavoured beer, without the hangover

With an increasingly active and health-conscious lifestyle being enjoyed by consumers, the market for alcohol-free and low-alcohol beer is growing, in Scandinavia and other parts of Europe. And the brewers are on the ball, producing amazing beer with heaps of flavour and aroma, but without the alcohol – and hangover. For the full article, see […]

Catalonian Craft

Spain is the world’s second largest tourist destination, with people flocking for the beaches, the sun, the rich culture and the fine food. In the north-eastern region of Catalonia however, the growth in craft breweries has brought a new focus: beer tourism. Malin Norman explores. For the full article, see below.  

From prohibition to thriving beer scene

Beer was banned in Iceland until 1989. Since then, a growing microbrewing trend is making itself heard. These days, the island has around 20 breweries, dedicated beer tours and even its own beer spa where enthusiasts can soak in the malty, hoppy brew. For full article:

Argentina’s beer revolution

The Argentine craft beer scene has many parallels with South Africa’s – breweries are quickly popping up across the country, providing an alternative to the traditional wine culture. Malin Norman explores “la Revolución Cervecera”. For the full article, see below.

Una cerveza, por favor

The global craft beer revolution has not yet found its way to Mallorca. But things are changing; there are treasures beyond the mainstream thirst quenchers, one just needs to dig a little to find them. Beer Sommelier Malin Norman shows where. See the latest issue of Look Mallorca.

Portsmouth Beer Crew

Portsmouth was once amongst the most important ports in the world, its streets busy with tipsy seafarers. Today, a loyal beer crew is cruising the city in search of the best brews. For my full article in the new issue of Hop Press, see below or read online here.  

Cans as art

During the recent Beer Now Conference and SIBA BeerX trade days, I was invited to a breakfast organised by The Can Makers. It was attended by a few brewers, suppliers and beer writers, with the aim to discuss growth in canned beer, consumer perceptions and the future. To be honest, I have not reflected on […]

Sheffield Beer Week

To my surprise, unpretentious Sheffield is a quite the beer city. According to the Beer Report commissioned by the University of Sheffield, the city region has 57 active breweries. This translates to one brewery for every 23,991 people, which is 4.7 times more than London. The city is also one of the more diverse with […]

Swedish craft beer is gaining ground

The global craft beer trend is booming in Sweden, with a wide range of new micro breweries, exciting events and innovative flavours for the growing number of thirsty beer lovers – not to mention the many opportunities to learn how to make those malty and hoppy brews. Click to read more:

Sweden: Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival

Having missed out on both the Great British Beer Festival and the Great American Beer Festival this year, I have the chance to go to the word’s third largest beer festival after these two. This turns out to be in my homecountry, good old Sweden; Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival, which takes place 24-26 September […]