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Russian beer market and craft beer movement in figures: Infographics

Profibeer has made infographics about current state of Russian beer market and its main features. We have focused on craft brewing in Russia and its perspectives.

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Brouwerij Cornelissen: “We hope our export to Russia will increase so much that we need to expand again”

Belgian family brewery Cornelissen was founded in 1859. While in Belgium Cornelissen beer is sold only within one region, it’s well received in Russia. Export manager Mike Wildemeersch told Prodibeer about brewery’s plans for the future. We thank SVAM Group for the help with the interview.

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Brasserie du Bocq: “Worldwide recognition of Blanche de Namur helped to double production in 10 years”

Brasserie du Bocq brews beer since 1858. Brewery is famous with wheat beer Blanche de Namur. Commercial Manager Olivier Degehet answered Profibeer questions.

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Dirk Lindemans: “There is no difference in taste or quality between lambics added in wood and steel”

Belgian family brewery owner Dirk Lindemans told Prodibeer about differences between lambics aged in steel and in wood, and about Brouwerij Lindemans history.

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Roger Ryman: “I have really seen Russian beer scene to move on over the last six or seven years”

St Austell brewery, founded in 1851 in Cornish town St Austell, is one of the biggest independent family breweries in the UK. Its brewing director Roger Ryman paid a working visit to the New Riga’s Brewery in Russia. Meanwhile he answered Profibeer questions.

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Brouwerij De Brabandere: “If foeders are well maintained, they can serve up to 50-100 years”

Brouwerij De Brabandere is a family brewery and still one of the biggest independent breweries in Belgium. CEO and fifth-generation owner of the brewery Albert De Brabandere answered our questions. In 1894 the brewery was founded by his great-great-grandfather Adolphe De Brabandere. The name of the brewery changed several times (for periods it was called Sint-Antonius and Bavik), but in 2014 the hictorical family name was returned. We thank SVAM Group for the help with the interview.

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Niko Pirosmani, a painter of dukhans and brewpubs

Niko Pirosmani earned his living painting signboards for beer pubs and dukhans (small Caucasian taverns), but fate was cruel to him — a great artist died of hunger and cold after a non-alcohol policy had been enacted in Georgia.

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"We introduce people to brands that nobody brings to Sochi" — Endemic mountain brewery

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We have already published the first part of the interview with Alexei Semin, the founder of the Endemic mountain brewery. Now, you can read the second part of the conversation — how the brewery interprets local traditions and ingredients, and how difficult it is to promote craft beer in such an unusual market as Sochi.

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An interview at an altitude of 560 meters: "We decided to develop beer tourism from the very beginning"

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Profibeer visited Endemic mountain brewery that is located outside Sochi and had a talk with its founder Alexei Semin. You will find out how they managed to find an investor and open a craft brewery in a small southern village, at an altitude of 560 meters above the sea level, and how the brewery implements the endemic philosophy which is contained in its name.

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Top 10 Russian beer brands

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Profibeer has chosen ten most important and "signature" Russian beers. It doesn’t mean that we’ve taken the best or the tastiest brands but the ones which have had the biggest impact on modern Russian brewing, its image and customers’ preferences.

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"Baltic porter" in Russia. Style history pages

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In the generally accepted guide to the styles of the Brewers Certification Program (BJCP) "Baltic Porter" is described as a traditional beer from countries bordering the Baltic Sea,  a derivative  from English porters, but influenced by Russian imperial stouts. A "signature" feature of this sub-style, distinguishing it from other porters is lager yeast (or cold fermentation, if ale yeast is used).  How has this style developed in Russia and how is it feeling now, at the time of the "craft" revolution?

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From Magnum to Amarillo: Profibeer has found a Russian brewery with its own hop farm

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By Russian realities Podsosnovsky brewery is almost a miracle: it is an industrial brewery working entirely on local raw materials. It takes water from the own well, malt barley in the own malt house and grows hops in the own hop farm, that is surprisingly for Russia.  We’ve found out why and how the brewery established the hop production.

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Выставка Prowein 2024 (Дюссельдорф)

С 10 по 12 марта в Дюссельдорфе пройдёт крупнейшая в мире выставка вина и крепких напитков ProWein 2024.

14 марта 2024
Выставка «РестоОтельМаркет» (Ялта)

С 14 по 16 марта 2024 года в Ялте, в отеле «Ялта-Интурист», будет проходить XIII Международная выставка комплексного оснащения сегмента HoReCa – «РестоОтельМаркет».

16 марта 2024
VII Фестиваль домашнего пива в Екатеринбурге

VII Фестиваль домашнего пивоварения в Екатеринбурге состоится 16 марта 2024 года в концерт-холле «Свобода» (ул. Черкасская, 12).

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Сергей Григорьев: «Мы радуемся пивной революции, но что будет, когда мода пройдет?»