Whether a beer tastes good or not is a matter of individual preference, at least that’s the generally accepted view. But does that make competitions that compare different beers meaningless? Which components produce what aromas in a beer? Yeast, hops and malt are responsible for certain “families” of aromas in [...]
In April BESTMALZ was invited to the Zurich Bier Festival in Switzerland. At this event, beer lovers, restaurateurs, brewers and craft beer enthusiasts can enjoy a wide range of beers as well as interesting talks and workshops on the topic of beer. Our topic was naturally malt: In our beginners’ workshop we explained the following [...]
Is the craft beer trend never ending? Or is it running out of steam? This is sure to be a hot topic at the Craft Brewers Conference 2018 between 30 April and 3 May. It is certainly true that the US beer market is declining overall. But the market for craft beer is continuing to [...]
We wish all brewers and all our customers Happy Easter. At www.bestmalz.de/en/best-accessoires/ you can buy our crafty malts on display and more of our BESTMALZ® products. Hope to see you soon!
Canned beer had a bad reputation for a long time. It was drunk mainly by punks and bums, and only the German rock band Illegal 2001 could claim that “Canned beer makes you smart”. In 2003 a deposit was put on cans in Germany, and the fate of this lightweight aluminum container was sealed: Sales [...]
The entire BESTMALZ team wishes all customers, partners and friends a Merry Christmas and all the best for the next year!
The craft beer trend has breathed new life into malt: Special beers demand a corresponding malt. But in fact, special malts have always been around. So what is new about this latest trend? What makes a special or craft malt stand out? Basically, pale base malts like Pilsen or light-colored wheat malts are the real [...]
What makes a good malt? Whatever type of malt we are creating or refining – whether it is a standard, special or craft malt – we at BESTMALZ rely on a magical blend of four elements that have to harmonize! And here are the four elements we are talking about: Color Sensory properties Ingredients Processability [...]
Homebrewing is all the rage: Following the increasing popularity of craft beer, the homebrewing wave has now spilled over to Germany. However, unlike in English-speaking countries, where brewing kits and the necessary equipment and ingredients have been available in larger supermarkets for years, homebrewers in Germany have to rely on special providers or online shops. [...]
End of March, the Braugersten-Gemeinschaft e. V. (German Malting Barley Association) has compiled an overview of summer barley plantings expected for the cultivation year 2017. Temperatures in the winter of 2016/2017 were 0.7 °C (approx. 1.3 °F) above the long-term average, while aggregate rainfall was about one third below that. Especially in the south of [...]