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Winter Beer Festival Žmogšala 3: Great Beer, Great People

This past weekend, the third annual winter beer event Žmogšala took place in Vilnius, Lithuania. We were forced to skip the first two events, so this year we were eager and determined to finally make it to Žmogšala 3. We can’t compare how it evolved over the years, but it sure is getting bigger. Some were […]

Lithuanian beer: New from Volfas Engelman

This time we decided that Lithuanian brewery Volfas Engelman deserves a mention in our blog. Recently they released a limited edition line called Tastes of the World (Pasaulio skoniai) which currently includes only two examples: an IPA and a witbier. There will undoubtedly be more to come, so we’ll be keeping an eye out. The […]

Polish beer: Komes Porter

Wow, there’ve been a lot of Lithuanian brews on our blog recently. So this time we decided to change things up a bit (since more Lithuanian content is on its way) and publish a review of Polish Komes Porter. We tasted this beer a couple of months ago but just couldn’t find the time (or […]

Lithuanian beer: New from Vilkmergės alus

Lithuanian brewery Vilkmergės alus (a daughter company of Kalnapilis)* has been churning out one new beer after another. So we’ve been waiting to taste all the new beers before writing a more thorough and coherent entry on their achievements. Vilkmergė has actually gone a bit rogue and now offers some brews only on tap and only […]

Lithuanian beer: Bitter Disappointments

…or, alternatively, new (hideous) brews that we drank so you won’t have to. Or, who brewed it worse. We’re not sure, but we’re pretty pissed at new offerings from Lithuanian breweries Volfas Engelman and Švyturys. One is a supposedly Belgian pale ale called Flandrijos Pinta and the other one is a fruit beer Crimson Cherry. […]

Lithuanian beer: New(ish) from Sakiškių alus

It’s been a while since we wrote something about Lithuanian brewery Sakiškių alus and through no fault of theirs. On the contrary, they have been as busy as ever (currently touring Europe), producing one beer after another. But we decided to accumulate several beers and make one larger tasting session and, accordingly, a longer entry. Please […]

Latvian beer: a Quartet from Cēsu Brūža

This will be a story about conventional beer. No big risks, no groundbreaking revelations, just plain ol’ faceless commercial beer at its best (or worst?). We picked up these four Latvians from Cesu brewery on January 1st in a grocery store that was crazy enough to work on the New Year’s day. Or were we crazy […]

Lithuanian beer: Antras Planas from RPAD

Keeping with their tradition to brew beer for events/companies/bands, etc. Lithuanian brewery Raudonų Plytų Alaus Dirbtuvės (RPAD for short), have launched a new brew called Antras Planas (Background in cinema speak). This one is dedicated to Vilnius Film Festival Kino Pavasaris and, according to the brewers, listened to movie soundtracks while it was fermenting. You […]

Norwegian beer: Haand Bryggeriet Ardenne Blond

Have we already mentioned our “beer cellar”? We thinks so. Anyway, in that beer cellar there are loads of interesting brews that we’ve collected over the time. And sometimes we… forget about them. It just happens, you know. One day you buy all this beer and months later you suddenly remember that one particular example’s […]

Danish beer: Mikkeller’s Mastodon Mother Puncher

A farmhouse ale and an IPA? What is this magic? But trust Mikkeller to mash these styles together and throw in some passion fruit for good measure. That’s how they got Mastodon Mother Puncher. But will it blend?Well, it sure does. And spoiler alert: as far as Mikkeller IPAs go, this one is mellow as hell. […]

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