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Le Concours du Brasseur Amateur de Nice revient pour sa 3ème édition !

UN CONCOURS OUVERT À TOUTES ET À TOUS La 3ème édition du concours du brasseur amateur de Nice aura lieu le 21 novembre prochain. Créé par l'association des Brasseurs Indépendants de Alpes Maritimes en 2017, le Concours du Brasseur Amateur a pour but de regrouper les particuliers du 06 qui s'intéressent à la bière artisanale brassée maison. Ce conco...
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Craft Beer of the Month : August

In special honour of the Tour de France kicking off its 2020 edition in the beautiful city of Nice, la Brasserie Bleue collaborated with their friendly neighbourhood bicycle repair shop, Bicicletta Shop, on a very special, limited-edition beer.  Beercicletta is the brewery's first - but certainly not its last - lager. ...
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Craft Beer of the Month : June

On Tuesday June 2nd, 2020, bars (and restaurants) were officially allowed to open their doors to the thirsty men & women of the deconfined Octagon. If you were naive like me, you thought that meant bars would be pouring their first pints during lunchtime, or perhaps apéro, on the afternoon of Tuesday the ...
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ALL TOGETHER : la nouvelle création collaborative de la Brasserie Artisanale de Nice et de la Brasserie BLEUE.

Une collaboration très houblonnée et locale vient de débarquer ! All Together est une bière blonde amère de style India Pale Ale à la robe pâle et trouble, brassée exclusivement avec des houblons provenant de la Nouvelle-Zélande : le Pacific Gem, le Motueka et le Rakau.  Préparez-vous à une amertume franche et sans fioritures ! Lancée par la b...
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La bière et ses verres

Le type de verre est-il important pour bien déguster une bière ?   C'est une question que l'on entend souvent, que l'on soit caviste, brasseur ou derrière le bar. Avant d'envisager un verre pour sa bière, il faut s'intéresser aux caractéristiques de la bière en question : La couleur : paille, dorée, ambrée, cuivre, brune, noire...La ...
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Craft beers of the month : April

In honour of the #LocalCraftChallenge launched earlier this month, I wanted to highlight some of the local crafts beer drinkers chose to swig and share on social media. In April, local craft beer is the beer of the month ! The #LocalCraftChallenge is the product of a handful of brainstorm sessions over Skype and beers with ...
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Dear Craft Beer Drinker in Confinement,

Dear Craft Beer Drinker in Confinement, You have been with us - the craft breweries, craft beer bars and bottle shops alike - from the beginning. Your beginning might have started when you turned 18, or 21. Or maybe it was when a brewery first opened its doors in your town and poured your very first pint of craft beer ...
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A Guide to Rating Beers Online - The Untappd App

Like Instagram or Twitter, Untappd is one of the many apps included in my daily social media screen time. I downloaded the app on August 8th, 2018 and have, at the moment of writing this, accumulated 263 check-ins and unlocked 397 badges ! Over the years I have pushed many of my friends, and even my own mother, to download the app fo...
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Craft beer of the month : March

G.O.A.T.  by BOUNDARY BREWING (Ireland)   "They can't lock me in here forever"  France's mandatory confinement has made it difficult to support local businesses this month. Good news is, most cave à bières are open during the lockdown as they are considered as an essential business (hooray for beer). In addition to this, ma...
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Craft beer of the month : February

DANCING QUINCE  by HOPPY ROAD (France)  The Hoppy Road brewery in Nancy, born in 2017, quickly established themselves as leaders and innovators in the French craft beer scene. In the last three years, the Hoppy Road brewers have released beers from classic styles to delicious and original concoctions.  Special mention for their Ameri...
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