Brewing with Günther Thömmes from Bierzauberei went great last week: We brewed our interpretation of a Keut - with nutmeg, cumin, cardamom and coriander. The presentation will take place on the 21st of December at Gasthaus Am Ritter in Cologne.

Monday, we had Adam Vavrick from The Publican in Chicago as a guest for a special brew. The restaurant gets regulary listed as one of the Top 50 restaurants in the US and so it was a special honour to brew a separate beer for them. We ...decided to use German black bread and rye bread and support it with some smoke and sourishness. This should pair very well with the famous chicken from The Publican.

Tomorrow, I will fly to Barcelona for the Lambic & Sour 2017 at NaparBCN.

Cheers everybody!

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Nov 10, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017NaparBCNBarcelona, Spain
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Some more exciting new beers coming up:

- Strawberry Eisbock Forever (Eisbock of a Strawberry Wheat Ale)
- Room 237 (brewed with Pirate Brew Berlin and Orca brau; tomato beer with smoked chipotles, black Kampot pepper and salt)
- Wenn du DANKst du DANKst, dann DANKst du nur du DANKst (brewed with Bierol from Austria and RAR Brewing from Cambridge [Maryland]; a Cannabis hazy and danky IPA)



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Tonight, we will see each other at Au Poêle de la Bête in Toulouse. I will be there for an event around OctoBière au POELE de la BETE. Cheers!

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Lille tonight... See you there!

Tue 5:30 PM UTC+02La CapsuleLille, France
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5th of October, I will be at a tap takeover at the great KANAAL bar in Sofia, Bulgaria. Please see here for the event page:

From the 6th to the 8th of October, EurHop 2017 RomaBeerFestival taking place and Freigeist will be around as always
We have some new beers available for that: "Ünderweär" (8% strong smoked beer made with Against The Grain Brewery) and "Wenn du dankst du dankst, dann dankst du nur du dankst"... (Cannabis Hazy IPA made with Bierol and RAR Brewing) are just very nice ones next to Abraxxxas, Mamma Mia and Kwasimodo.

Will be great to see you all again!!

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The next "Room..." got brewed. Protagonists are Pirate Brew Berlin and Orca brau from Nuremberg. It's going to be scary..... VERY SCARY.....

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Getting the first deliveries of grapes for some coolship action. Proud to work with four excellent German winemakers to get amazing qualities for our beers. Riesling, Scheurebe, Pinot Noir etc. - ready to rumble!!

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Time to go to France soon again

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We are joining a great festival with many wonderful breweries and their beers taking place in Brussels on next Saturday and Sunday (26th and 27th of August): BXLBeerFest
Make sure to be there and we are looking forward to talk beer with you and serve our selection for you

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It's very nice to be back in Vienna. Since yesterday, the team of BIERFRACHT.AT and me pouring a list of 20 different beers at Braukulturwochen of Ottakringer Brauerei to show a good amount of spectrum of beer taste to the thirsty Vienna crowd. The weather is hot, so you want to taste even more
Come around, I will be here for the whole week and we can share some beers and talk about it.

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Please vote for the guys of Craftbeer Corner Coeln who do such a great job!

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Ist das die Blaupause der neuen Craftbier-Kultur? Wenn ja, ist der Craftbeer Corner Coeln der #fizzzAward2017 als "Bestes Bier-Konzept" so gut wie sicher. High ...Rotation an den 15 Zapfhähnen, dazu laufend Verkostungen mit internationalen Brauern, Braukurse und weitere Events heben hier das Craftbeer auf ein neues Level (…/nom…/craftbeer-corner-coeln-k%C3%B6ln). Lust auf ein Bier an der Ecke? Dann schnell abstimmen:

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Last month, there were sad news about the insolvency of Erzbierschof in Switzerland. Toni Flükiger started his company back in 2010, shortly after I started with my beer business and we had a similar, but still different way over the years. Both of us started with an online shop with a similar portfolio through our common understanding of beer, but I also started with Freigeist at the same time. Toni would open his first beer bar and three more over the next years and gave up...

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And it goes on.... today, I'm travelling to Italy for attending Arrogant Sour Festival 2017 on all days.

Afterwards, it's time for an expanded US trip again with starting my own US brewed beer series with a new brand to be brewed at Against the Grain and to get launched soon. A special Focus of some of the future beers will be the content of a lot of different smoked characters with own smoked malts - a long time dream is coming true!

Next to that, there will be quite some e...xciting brewing and blending action happening at e.g. Upland, Pizza Port, Steel & Oak, Holy Mountain, E9 Brewing, Wolves & People, De Garde.

Talking about brewing and blending, our coolship project is bringing up nice results, but obviously needs a lot of patience. After more then one year in the barrels, Urgose 2015 made with Ritterguts Gose is soon ready to get published.

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Medusalem Eisbock is out - a 18% freezed version of the popular Methusalem. That's a serious sipper!!

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