Brew news today comes from Kenya and Turkey…

News from Turkey…

First the good-beer news from the Bosphorus is that Istanbul has a brewpub and the Turks love it…

 

In Istanbul, a New Brewpub Caters to International Tastes

March 13, 2013 By Chris Deliso

“While Istanbul has always been one of the world’s unquestionably great cities, it has never made it onto the list of prime destinations for beer lovers.”

“Helping to change this sorry situation has been English couple Philip and Jill Hall, who together with Turkish partner Sedat Zincırkiran established the Bosphorus Brewing Company last November. Since then this spiffy new pub, which produces its own beers and serves home-cooked meals to a mixed Turkish and international clientele, has become a roaring success.”

News from Kenya…

Not to be outdone the folks in Kenya are looking at a microbrewery explosion, the good kind of explosion that is. Kenyan brewer Alan Murungi and his Sierra line of beers is taking on the international brewing giants.

“The Kenyan beer market is expected to register significant growth in coming years with research from investment analysts forecasting increased consumption driven by population growth, rising incomes and urbanisation trends. Alan Murungi, founder and managing director of Ozzbeco Ltd, the firm behind Kenya’s first boutique brewery business, is one of few individuals who have dared invest in the beer market dominated by large multinationals. Sierra Premium Beer comprises of the Sierra Amber, Sierra Blonde and Sierra Porter brands. Murungi, 35, told How we made it in Africa’s Dinfin Mulupi about the inspiration behind Sierra and why his is a smart investment.”

 

Kenyan Sierra Blond, Amber and Porter