The Big Shots

All about the the top brands and big shots

Some like it Du kang!

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Feast your eyes on its beauty, bring it closer so that your nose picks the sweet wafts of a fruity aroma, now gently lock your lips on the brim of the cup and let the liquid gravitate into your mouth molecule by molecule… Du Kang never thought he was going to be a legend in Chinese brewing industry when he stashed away wheat and millet in a tree hole near a mountain spring. He was saving them for hard times. … Continue reading

The Golden waters of Danzig

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What will you do if you find metal flakes in a drink they have just served you? You will complain. What will be your reaction if they are gold flakes? “Er…ehm…bearer, Can you give me an old pepsi bottle? I will drink it from my home. No, no, no…I will pack it. Please don’t bother, he he…”. My friend, cool down. This is no lottery. This gold in the drink hasn’t come by any mistake. You have in your table … Continue reading

Wild, Wild, Yeast

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The writer savours a variety of beer, the Lambic, which is wilderness bottled. We know yeast runs the alcohol business. Some precious ones, which lend unique taste to very popular brews, were stumbled upon long back. They have been properly reared and cultivated in labs from time to time so that people can still savour the same alcohol their ancestors drank centuries back. In an earlier story we saw how the loyal staff of Bacardi destroyed the last yeast cells … Continue reading

Is Guinness Good for You?

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The saga of the most famous beer in the World Ever been to Dublin, Ireland? No? It is a must-visit place if you have a pub crawler in you. Whichever way you turn you meet pubs, pubs and more pubs. No wonder, James Joyce, the country’s most celebrated writer once mused aloud whether there was any way to cross Dublin without passing a pub. People! They took his joke seriously and pored over the city map. The fever reached such … Continue reading