ANCHOR LABELED BEERS

i am everything but not an expert for beer. i prefer vine and when i drink a beer it is mostly a german brewed one from the north like BECK’S, JEVER or FLENSBURGER – it is important that the beer tasts dry. but when i went to MARUHN – THE WORLDS OF DRINKS some weeks ago i found this nice labeled bottles. i don’t know anything about their tast but i had to take’em with me because of the wonderful graphic design and the look. beside, i am excited too about the question of taste … all bottles contain PALE ALE … okay? let’s try! pics | LTG

BUTTS AND SHOULDERS x BEERZE BEER COLLABORATION | LIMITED LEATHER APRON AND BEER BOTTLE OPENER

yesterday i got some news from my dear friend WOUTERS aka MR LONG JOHN and co-founder and owner of BUTTS AND SHOULDERS. they did a collaboration with netherlands beer brand BEERZE BEER. the result is a great looking leather apron ands a beer bottle opener –great idea. for sure both products are made by hand of true craftsmen. the apron is made of natural vegetable tanned leather and i promise you, it will age wonderful in use. each of these is numbered. i think the stuff will be available at the BUTTS AND SHOULDER site, when it was launched at friday 24th of october during the the DUTCH DESIGN WEEK in eindhoven, netherlands. they will organize a special event for this at Bergstraat 14a – CHEERS! pics | Butts and Shoulders

STOERTEBEKER BERNSTEIN WEIZEN – AMBER WHEAT BEER | THE ART OF BREWING

i never tried and drank a better tasting alcohol-free beer! i am not really a specialist in rating the taste of beer. my favorite alcoholic drink is vine especially RIESLING and SAUVIGNON BLANC or heavy, extra dry, but fruity red vines from italy or germany or an ice cold GIN TONIC. but when i picked up a special wheat beer for a friend last week at MARUHN, the world largest beer market of the world, i found this really originally beer box of STOERTEBEKER. after i was running or biking i like to drink isotonic beers, especially wheat beer: no calories, no alcohol, but refreshing. so i drank the most time ERDINGER which is promoted by a lot of sportsmen, but believe me, the STOERTEBEKER “BERNSTEIN WEIZEN” is a tasty sensation: fruit aromas, smooth malty and a little bit sweet with soft caramel notes, … wonderful. the color is great too, this gave the beer its name: BERNSTEIN – amber. beside this WEIZEN, the STOERTEBEKER MANUFACTURE BREWERY has a lot of other different good sounding beer sorts, like f.ex. WHISKY BEER, ATLANTIC-ALE, BERNSTEIN WEIZEN with alcohol, HANSE PORTER. and funny, the BEER BOX you see below got the “WORLD STAR FOR PACKING” in 2012, which means that this box is the nicest beer box of the world and this box caught my eyes too! in january the brewery got again five – 5! – gold medals for different beer sorts from the german agriculture company (DLG)! if you do not find STOERTEBEKER at your local beer dealer you can order your own “KARTON” with the sorts you want to try. pics | LTG