At some point during THE AGENCY’S performance of Medusa Bionic Rise, an activewear-clad performer will usher you out of the SoulCycle-esque club stage to a sterile, windowless room where your “softshell” will be analyzed for vaguely medical purposes…
Saturday night: For some people, it’s the perfect opportunity to watch a movie, enjoy a candle-lit dinner, or go dancing at a club. For us, the idea of a delicious beer, Scottish snacks, and art sounded like heaven – and it was all possible, thanks to a Berlin Beer Week (BBW) event which took place at the the bar, “Das Gift,” in Neukölln.
Berlin Beer Week (BBW), established in 2015, is a week-long event celebrating craft beer culture. On Friday, a boat ride through Kreuzberg marked the start of BBW and its over 70 events. As beer aficionados, fans, and creators enjoyed some delicious brews, we spoke to several brewers about their collaborations and the stories behind them.
On June 15, as Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, a voice rang through the community hall of a complex on Berlin’s Alt-Moabit Straße, calling members of the Ibn Rushd-Goethe Mosque to prayer. One thing set this voice apart from those of many other muezzins that day: it belonged to a woman.
Rabbits certainly aren’t the first things that spring to mind when thinking of Cold War era Berlin. But, for the 28 years the wall stood, thousands of the fluffy creatures made their homes among the mines, automated machine guns and anti-tank barriers in the border strip around West Berlin.
Founded in 1996, Stone Brewing had already generated a passionate fan base by 2011, when readers of Beer Advocate magazine voted them the ” #1 All-Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth.” We met with Stone’s CEO Greg Koch on the beautiful grounds of the Stone World Bistro and Gardens in Berlin-Mariendorf. Over two glasses of refreshing Stone Tangerine IPA we chatted about – you guessed it – beer.
In the heart of Berlin, there’s a new generation of rental bicycles. Inside the Ringbahn, it’s unusual to go more than a few paces without seeing the distinctive orange, green, yellow or silver bikes. Mobike, ofo, Lime, Lidl-branded, Byke, Donkey Republic and Deezer nextbikes are scattered along sidewalks and clustered at entrances to parks, transit stations, and major sites. New brands (and colors!) seem to appear all the time.