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Fall & Rise: Australia’s Newest Beer Is a Tale of Greek Persistence

Two Greek friends, both immigrants to Australia who shared a passion for home-brewed beer, joined forces recently in Melbourne for a daring project to launch their own brand in the over-saturated Australian market. Petros Gyftopoulos, a chemical engineer by training,...

Excise Tax and High VAT Make Beer Expensive in Greece

Beer in Greece is among the most expensive products in the European Union because of high excise tax and a 24 percent value-added tax. According to the current European Commission Directive, each Member State is required to impose a minimum...

Greek Beer From Paros Among World's Top Six In Great Taste Awards

A Belgian-style wheat beer made on the Greek island of Paros, called 56 Isles Aegean Wit has been voted among the world's top six great tasting beers, winning an unprecedented three stars in the 2018 Great Taste Awards. Great Taste,...

Thirsty Greeks 'Brewed Beer in Bronze Age'

  Greeks are known for loving wine but it seems their ancient ancestors were not only wine makers but also fond of brewing and drinking beer, a new study suggests. Evidence found at two ancient settlement sites -- Archontiko and Argissa...

The Rise of Greek Small Breweries Celebrated in Athens Exhibition

An exhibition of small beer brewers is taking place in Athens over the weekend as the sector is on the rise in Greece. Many well-known brands and several newcomers, take part in "Zythognosia" at Zappeion. They come from many different...

Greek Government Withdraws Bill on Taxation Increase of Microbreweries

A clause that would have imposed a special consumption tax on beers produced by micro-breweries was withdrawn during discussion of a draft omnibus bill before a Parliament committee on Wednesday, after the government's junior coalition partner, the Independent Greeks (ANEL)...

Greek Government Coalition Partner Opposes Government Sponsored Taxation on Beer

The Greek government is facing an internal dispute on one of the prior actions that the Finance Ministry has drafted and the Greek parliament will vote on this upcoming Thursday. The Independent Greeks (ANEL), the smaller half of the Greek...

Free Top Quality Beer at Zythognosia Exhibition

The exhibition "Zythognosia" dedicated to high quality beers is being organized for a second consecutive year in Athens on October 17 and 18 at the multi-purpose venue "The Hub Events." According to an announcement, the exhibition will host breweries and...

The Reason Why Beer Is Cheaper in Greece

Although 19 of the 28 European Union (EU) member-states have adopted the euro as their common currency, the value of goods and services greatly varies from one market to another, according to an article published in French newspaper Le Monde. Recent...

Greek Pub Among World's Best

"The Local Pub" in Athens, Greece, was ranked among the world's best by Thrillist website. Expert Zack Mack traveled across the globe to discover the top pubs and presented each establishment's best beer. "Those Greeks are at it again! First they invent democracy and then...