Travelling around the world there is one thing that you are sure to find in some form or another: beer. Beer has been around for at least 7000 years and has even been recorded in Ancient Egypt’s written history as well as being mentioned in the epic tale of Gilgamesh.
The world would be a much different place without beer and today’s brewing industry is definitely booming. We even have TV shows dedicated to the art of brewing beer and drink making such as Brew Dogs, Brew Masters and Chug that provide insights into the world of beer and alcohol on a regular basis. You can even make your own beers, as there are kits available online as well as speciality beers from around the world.
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The biggest and most popular celebration of beer in the world is Oktoberfest, held in Munich, Bavaria every year. This festival has been going strong for over 200 years and is a must for every beer aficionado. Oktoberfest also includes a funfair and as such it is locally called wiesn (the colloquial name for fairgrounds). With over six million people from around the world attending every year it is easy to see how big the event has become. So popular in fact that other cities around the world have been holding Oktoberfest celebrations in the style of the original event. For those beer lovers that enjoy gaming, there is even an online slot at Bitcasino called beerfest that is very reminiscent of Oktoberfest with barrels, jugs and glasses of beer aplenty. More information can be found at the bitcasino news page.
When it comes to exploring beers from around the world, online stores like Beerhawk have you covered with a selection of beer gifts perfect for you of the beer drinker in your life. Offerings include a selection case of world beers as well as other notable cases such as “Great British Beers” and “German Beer” mixed cases. What better way to sample beers from around the world in the comfort of your own home. Not only do they stock a variety of beers but also beer paraphernalia, customer glasses, bottle openers and humorous t-shirts.
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Brew Masters TV Show
Have you heard of the Brew Masters TV show? Sam Calagione and his team are real masters of brewing. Based in the Dogfish Head Brewery in Minton, Delaware, they specialise in the development of new varieties even to the point of “extreme brewing” such as beers with very high alcohol content, and beers with high hop content. As well as using unconventional ingredients such as tropical fruit, rare African plants, algae and cedarwood. The team also explore centuries-old recipes and state of the art laboratory techniques, all in the quest for the perfect beer. The series shows Sam and the team travelling the world on the lookout for new ideas and new recipes making them heroes for home brewers worldwide.
Beer has been and for the foreseeable future will continue to be an integral part of our society. So, kick back, grab your favourite brew and raise a toast. Cheers!