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Österreichische Bierwoche (ÖBW) | 18. – 25. September

By Brian Patton, Dipl. Biersommelier & Owner, The Brickmakers As sitting here on my terrace enjoying the last rays of summer and drinking a Hoffstettner Pils I am thinking what a lucky man I am. The new album from Radiohead playing in the background definitely helps my mood but I have to say I have […]

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Earning our Badges part 2… Ottakringer Beer Sommelier Course

by Will Stafford, Assistant Bar Manager, Charlie P’s Luckily it was not long before we were back upstairs watching Martin move the mash into the brewing kettle. This process separates the mash, the malts and oats from the now sugar-rich water in which it was boiling, known as ‘wort’. The mash was then rinsed with water […]

Earning our Badges… Ottakringer Beer Sommelier Course

by Will Stafford, Assistant Bar Manager, Charlie P’s It was with slight anxiety that I headed for Day Two of the Beer Sommeliers Course at the Ottakringer Brauerei. A feeling that was understandable but, as it turns out, unwarranted. The course was carried out completely through German and, despite my German being ‘Verdammt gut für […]