Beers are the favourite drink of most men, but sometimes it is very hard to pick the right one. There are several kinds of beer in the world and, even though it is interesting to try new tastes, everyone has his favourite one.
“The World Beer Awards” exist also for that: helping beer lovers choose their right beer and letting them discover some curiosities about their drink are the main goals of these global awards. Through this competition, some secrets about beers may even be unveiled. What’s more, it has allowed local or unknown beers to gain popularity around the world and to be appreciated by new customers.
Among the numerous beers suggested by the 2018 awards, it is necessary to put into light the Collesi beer. Produced in Italy, this dark beer presents a Belgian Style Dubbel and it is the most awarded Italian craft beer in the world. Thanks to the ideal microclimate in Apecchio, a medieval town between the Italian regions of Marche and Umbria, its production combines a sustainable technology with the rhythms of nature. Founder Giuseppe Collesi operates with zero emissions, making this industry an environmentally friendly system. In addition, the flavours of this beer emerge as it is highly fermented, non-pasteurized and naturally bottled.
As far as the most flavoured beer is concerned, Sons of Liberty stands out in the crowd. Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co., a company based in the United States, is mainly known for whiskey, but it decided then to play with flavours, realising one of the most tasteful beers. What strikes most about this product is its aroma made of prunes and stone fruits: beer lovers can’t miss it!
“Melon and vine notes on the nose with some nice hops. Light herbs, citrus and malt coming through in the body with a hint of sour. Great example of the style.” This is how the official site of “The World Beer Awards” has described this exceptional beer. Hobgoblin belongs to the IPA category and its an British brand: Wychwood Brewery has done an incredible job creating this tasteful beer no one can get bored of.
German brands couldn’t be left out of these awards. In fact, Schwarzbräu is another well recognised beer. Well known in Germany and abroad as well, it is the best Lager beer, whose taste reminds people of traditions and popular culture. In some versions, it also possible to enjoy a powerful caramel and coffee flavour.
Canada finds itself on the podium as well thanks to its Unibroue. Called “Blonde de l’enfer” (blond from the hell), this Pale beer conquered all the world with its delicate and raffinate taste. As it is a seasonal anniversary ale, it is available for a short amount of time per year.
Last but not least, Rodenbach is a beer that has to be tasted at least once in a lifetime. Produced by Palm Belgian Craft Brewers, the style of this beer is Flanders Red Ale. Even though it is dark, its flavour is absolutely fresh and light. As it’s a regional product, its products are all selected in a careful way, without disregarding the environment. In addition, family Rodenbach helped Belgium secure its independence: an historical curiosity that makes this beer even more interesting.
As we have already explained it, beers are several and their taste is mostly subjective. The only person who can recognise the perfect beer is, in the end, yourself. However, receiving some advice can be always a useful move, especially if you desire to know more about the history and the development of your favourite kind of beer.
“Never underestimate how much assistance, how much satisfaction, how much comfort, how much soul and transcendence there might be in a well-made taco and a cold bottle of beer.” As Tom Robbins wrote in his book Jitterbug Perfume, a beer, no matter its brand, is always a good moment to relax and refresh your mind.