At the Moscow Brewery

At the Moscow Brewery

Are Russian breweries much different from what one can see in other countries where beer is a popular drink? We are going to visit one brewery in Moscow right now and check this out.

At the Moscow Brewery

Hop is one of the most important ingredients for beer. This is a Cannabaceae plant, by the way.

At the Moscow Brewery

The second important ingredient is malt. Nearly all beer in the world is made from hop, malt and water. But if technologies are so alike, why do we have so many sorts of beer? What does beer color depend on? It depends on malt. If it is fried, the resulting beer is dark.

At the Moscow Brewery

This is a brewing room. There are five Ziemann reservoirs here. The final product of brewing is substance called cold hopped wort. Light beer is made from light wort. Special worts can give dark beer or beer of a caramel color.

Wort is added into beer to make it a bit bitter and give it special aroma. The brewing process is automated and controlled from the special room.

At the Moscow Brewery

Water is also important for making tasty beer. It should be pure and soft. The Moscow Brewing company has its own wells.

At the Moscow Brewery

At the Moscow Brewery

Here the drink frets.

At the Moscow Brewery

As specialists say “no yeast – no beer”.

At the Moscow Brewery

The yeast can be seen through this little window.

At the Moscow Brewery

These tanks are as large as five-storey buildings!

At the Moscow Brewery

Each tank like this can hold content of fifteen wagons.

At the Moscow Brewery

This is the cover of the tank.

At the Moscow Brewery

Many sorts of beer are filtrated. Filtrated beer is considered to be a purer drink.

At the Moscow Brewery

Here the cans are filled at high speed.

At the Moscow Brewery

Cans have no covers yet.

At the Moscow Brewery

At the Moscow Brewery

Closed cans are washed.

At the Moscow Brewery

They go to the warehouse.

At the Moscow Brewery

These cans are empty.

At the Moscow Brewery

At the Moscow Brewery

Those bottles are not recycled because garbage is almost never sorted. And customers like beautiful bottles.

At the Moscow Brewery

Here the fill the bottles with beer.

At the Moscow Brewery

At the Moscow Brewery

At the Moscow Brewery

The most popular bottle size in Russia is 0,5 liters while in the West 0,33 liters is more typical.

At the Moscow Brewery

The labels are ready.

At the Moscow Brewery

Ready products go to the warehouse.

At the Moscow Brewery

The plant works 24/7. Trucks from all over th country come here. The beer produced here is drunk in Ryazan and Kamchatka. The company has no branches – it’s their politicy, this way it’s easier to control the quality.

At the Moscow Brewery

They clean the brewing line three or four times a day. While they clean, the equipment is checked.

At the Moscow Brewery

The company is also a distributor of foreign brands of beer, such as Belgian beer Duvel.

At the Moscow Brewery

Anyone can come here, get an excursion and taste the beer produced by the Moscow Brewing Company.

Location: Moscow

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7 thoughts on “At the Moscow Brewery”

  1. Zhiguli Barnoe is actually a pretty decent “euro”-lager, better than Bud, Corrs, Miller etc. but inferior to some high end lager found in Europe, Russia and elsewhere (yes, there is heaps of great beer in the US too, it’s just not that widely marketed).

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