Why is Berliner Weisse having a renaissance?
12 Mar 2020
Why is Berliner Weisse having a renaissance?

Once a favourite beer of Napoleon’s troops and Prussian king Frederick Wilhelm, Berliner Weisse eventually became known as a tacky tourist drink and fell out of popularity. But thanks to a growing craft beer movement and a focus on local production, could the Berlin beer be poised for a comeback?

Cristal Peck

Cristal Peck is the head brewer at Berliner Berg Brewery, a craft beer brewery in Berlin.

René Frank

After gaining professional experiences in Switzerland, France, Japan, and the United States, René Frank was head pastry chef from 2010 to 2016 at La Vie (3* Michelin) in Osnabrück, playing an instrumental role in the restaurant garnering its third Michelin star in 2012. In 2013, he was named German Pastry Chef of the Year by Gault & Millau. In 2016, he opened CODA, Germany’s first and only dessert restaurant. In 2019, CODA received its first Michelin star, followed by its second Michelin star in 2020.

Michael Schwab

Michael Schwab is the co-founder of Brewbaker, Germany’s only certified-organic brewery.

Barbara Woolsey

Barbara Woolsey is a multimedia journalist covering topics on culture, food, travel, tech, and politics. She has authored guidebooks, worked in social media management and consultation, panel and event moderation, as well as broadcast television and radio production. Her highly international career includes in-depth work experience in Canada, Thailand, and Germany, as well as storytelling from various countries across Europe and Asia. Her work has been published by National Geographic, Reuters, Time Out, the BBC, USA Today, VICE, The Guardian, Lonely Planet, The Telegraph, and many others.