Today is the birthday of Ludwik Zamenhof, the initiator of Esperanto. On this occasion, I’d like to publish this post in English (and in Polish) about craft beer in Esperanto world.
So far, I had the opportunity to meet three home breweries run by Esperantists. The first is Verdaj Skoltoj (Green Scouts) from Belgium. I tasted their honey beer, and in a few days I will also try the brown one. The Czech Republic operates The First Esperanto Brewery. If they really are the first ones, I don’t know, but that’s how they advertise it. Unfortunately, I didn’t have yet a chance to try their beer. Maybe I’ll have such opportunity at the upcoming 72nd International Congress of the Esperanto Youth, which will be held in July 2016 in Wrocław. In Poland Jacob Murlikiewicz and Bartek Lachowski-Koniecpolski brew beer. I reviewed their wheat beer, and later this year I’ll review their milk stout. Ah! Is that all about Esperanto breweries? I don’t know – I am looking for new ones.
Esperanto beer meetings are held two times a year in the Czech Republic – in spring and autumn. The next will be held in March 2016 in Humpolec. In the program of the event there is always a visit to a local brewery and tasting of beers brought by the participants.
When it comes to beer literature, I found only one book – about German beer and beer culture Germanaj biero kaj bierkulturo by Herald Schicke.
Do you want to know more about how #EsperantoLives today? See what Esperanto speakers publish today on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other sites with hashtag #EsperantoLives or visit the website of the World Esperanto Youth Organization (TEJO).