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Beer in Brazil
« on: May 01, 2015, 07:52:17 PM »
Just in case anyone is interested, here are some pics from our first day in Brazil.  Started off going to an artisinal glass factory where they helped us blow our own crystal beer glasses.  It's a heavily German area, so lunch at a great German restaurant.  Then to Bierland brewery, one of the most respected in Brazil, for some incredible German beers.  Followed that with a trip to Brazil's first brewing school.  Only a year old and they have 1000 students.  Finished the day at a cachasa distillery in the middle of the jungle.



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Re: Beer in Brazil
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2015, 08:05:22 PM »
Very cool, Denny.  Blown glass is quite an art. 

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Re: Beer in Brazil
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2015, 08:49:21 PM »
Nope, but the Vienna from Bierland may be the best Vienna I've ever tried.
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Re: Beer in Brazil
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2015, 09:45:57 PM »
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Re: Beer in Brazil
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2015, 10:11:52 PM »
Awesome looking trip, Denny. That brewery sounds fantastic. And I found out one time that cachasa can sure put the hurt on ya  ;D   Enjoy. 
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Re: Beer in Brazil
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2015, 10:15:10 PM »
Awesome looking trip, Denny. That brewery sounds fantastic. And I found out one time that cachasa can sure put the hurt on ya  ;D   Enjoy.

They gave us each (me, Drew, Mike Tonsmiere, and Scott Bickham) a bottle of cachaca to bring home.  I think it will be more than a lifetime supply.
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Re: Beer in Brazil
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2015, 10:23:57 PM »
I had the cachasa via the caipirinha cocktail the Brazilians love (or I think that's what's in it). My head still hurts thinking about it. I may or may not have had too many.
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Re: Beer in Brazil
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2015, 11:41:14 PM »

Nope, but the Vienna from Bierland may be the best Vienna I've ever tried.

Weeehelll, you obviously haven't tried my 27.5 point Bronze certificate winning Vienna

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Re: Beer in Brazil
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2015, 11:46:00 PM »
At my last job, they introduced a caipirinha as the new hot drink. That was a phase that did not last even a week. Maybe they are better fresh in Brazil, but I don't think we ever sold anyone a second caipirinha!  Looks like a fun trip though
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Re: Beer in Brazil
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2015, 12:04:44 AM »
That was a phase that did not last even a week. Maybe they are better fresh in Brazil

Derail -  Yeah. I had several that night and don't think I ever had another, Frank.
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Re: Beer in Brazil
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2015, 12:18:14 AM »
I had the cachasa via the caipirinha cocktail the Brazilians love (or I think that's what's in it). My head still hurts thinking about it. I may or may not have had too many.
Caipirinha is one of my all -time favorite drinks. I will take a good caipirinha over a mojito or margarita any day. Now I have a craving for some churrascaria...
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Re: Beer in Brazil
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2015, 04:17:06 PM »
If you'd like some context to go with all those pics, Drew has blogged about the trip....

http://www.experimentalbrew.com/blogs/drew/brazil-complete-story
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Re: Beer in Brazil
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2015, 07:45:50 PM »
Awesome post Denny! How was the homebrew community there? Any practices they have that you don't see much of in the U.S.?

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Re: Beer in Brazil
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2015, 09:44:48 PM »
With the heavy German influence they had a much larger incidence of lagers.
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Re: Beer in Brazil
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2015, 09:48:39 PM »
Homebrewers there seem to be transitioning from strong beers like RIS to saisons and especially sour beers.  Still strong stuff around, but it seemed like saison and sour is what I saw the most of.
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