Beer is a Conversation: Dr Axel Gohler
This week is our last chat from BrauBeviale where we learn a lot about history and brewing traditions and a little bit about malt with Dr Axel Gohler from German maltster Bestmalz.
So much has happened in the craft brewing industry in a short time in Australia with new breweries, beer styles and business models, that sometimes it can be easy to forget that these things have come and gone before, especially in a country with such strong brewing traditions as Germany.
Dr Gohler talks about his family’s history in the brewing industry across seven generations, firstly in brewing in Berlin and then in malting. We also hear of the development of Bestmalz from a period post-Second World War when roasted barley was used to make coffee but that the German commitment to beer culture saw malting recover and the recent growth of craft beer worldwide has seen it flourish.
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