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German beer, food at Okada Manila’s Octoberfest

ENJOY authentic German cuisine alongside free-flowing German beer and music from a Viennese band at Okada Manila in Parañaque City as they celebrate their “true Bavarian” Octoberfest from September 23-28.

Beerfest Asia 2019 launches into the beer future

BLUE MOON, Brewlander, Brooklyn, Draft Denmark, Asia Pacific Breweries, Little Creatures, Polanin, RedDot Brewery and Epicurean Nomads are just some of the breweries, including a record nine from Singapore, which will be showcasing over 600 beers at Beerfest Asia 2019.

Belgian monks enter internet age to sell prized beer

WESTVLETEREN, Belgium — Belgian Trappist monks who brew one of the world’s most coveted beers are turning to online sales to ensure their limited supply goes directly to beer lovers rather than to profiteers.

Craft brewing’s hot new style? Beer made with spicy chili pepper

WHILE craft beer heads might measure a brew in IBUs (International Bitterness Units, which are used to approximately quantify the hop bitterness of beer) what about a beer’s SHUs (Scoville Heat Units, a measurement of the heat of chili peppers)? Beers with heat are hot at the moment as craft brewers experiment with exciting new flavor combinations. Whether they’re made via the addition of hot pepper juice, oils, or whole peppers, ales and lagers brewed with chili peppers are common enough for “Chile Beer” to be a recognized style on BeerAdvocate.com. Ranging in heat on the palate from subtle to fiery, here are seven eclectic examples of Scoville-scoring, great brews.

Guns N’ Roses sues brewery over Guns ‘N’ Rosé ale

GUNS N’ ROSES is showing an appetite for litigation over a beer.

MNL Beer Fest: a gathering of breweries

THE Greenfield District in the Mandaluyong City central business district (CBD) is again hosting the MNL Beer Festival, the Philippines’ largest gathering of breweries and microbreweries.

Bud Light wants you to know how many carbs are in...

BUD LIGHT is adding prominent nutrition labels to its beer packaging in a bid to tap consumer demand for more information about what’s in their food and drinks.

Beer-mad Belgium moves to save historic drinking dens

BELGIANS ARE famous for taking their beer seriously, but authorities are now moving to preserve some of the historic cafes where drinkers have been quaffing since the early 20th century.

SMC plans to build 5-6 new breweries

DIVERSIFIED conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) is planning to put up five to six new breweries worth around $250 million each in the country, in a bid to bring down logistics costs and boost profitability for the beer business.

Belgian monks get back to brewing after 200-year break

BRUSSELS — A small band of Belgian monks are planning to start producing their own beer again, more than 200 years after invading French...

Beer, Nazis, and a palaceTaking a tour of Munich

Text and photos by Cathy Rose A. Garcia, Associate Editor Hundreds of thousands head to world’s biggest beer festival in Theresienwiese, Munich every year. This year,...

Beer and loafing in Laos

By Robert JA Basilio, Jr. VIENTIANE, the capital of Laos, had me worried. No, it wasn’t the socialist government nor the state-controlled media. It was the city’s...

Inauguration Day made more memorable

Ads & Ends Nanette Franco-Diyco THE EXTENSIVE COVERAGE of the inauguration of President Duterte in Malacañang, which segued to that of Vice-President Robredo’s at the Quezon...

This Bud’s for Russia as King of Beers soars amid US...

BUDWEISER IS ENJOYING an unlikely source of growth in Russia’s declining beer market, even as the all-American brand continues to struggle at home. In a...

Elegance in drinking beer

Ads & Ends — Nanette Franco-Diyco SAN MIGUEL’S omnibus beer advertising campaign stands way above the beer commercials that we have long been exposed to...

Big beer’s curious plan to sell to consumers who mistrust them

AMERICA’S BIGGEST BEER companies want more millennials to buy their products, but they don’t want to be, like, obvi about it. Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors...