Malin Norman

BEER WRITER | BEER SOMMELIER | BEER JUDGE

The season for winter warmers

It’s that time of year again; the festive sea- son is fast approaching. The days are get- ting shorter, it’s colder outside, and all we want to do is to … Continue reading

November 5, 2019

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 … Continue reading

June 16, 2019

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, … Continue reading

June 14, 2019

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 … Continue reading

February 11, 2018

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 … Continue reading

September 7, 2017

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 … Continue reading

June 27, 2017

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 … Continue reading

May 3, 2017

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 … Continue reading

March 25, 2017

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 … Continue reading

March 19, 2017

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 … Continue reading

February 11, 2017