Posts tagged as beer

10 Interesting Facts About Lithuania

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

1. What’s in the Name? The name Lithuania was mentioned for the first time in the Annals of Quedlinburg in 1009.  By the end of the 14th century, Lithuania was the largest country in Europe.  The Kingdom of Lithuania was formed by numerous tribes living in the area at that moment. The Kingdom quickly expanded outwards into the Russian lands, which were then controlled by the Mongols, as well as…

Lithuania’s ice cream map includes fish and beer flavoured desserts

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Lithuania Travel, the national tourism development agency Lithuania, has released a map listing the most unexpected ice cream flavours offered by restaurants and cafes across the country. Some of the quirker flavours of ice cream include smoked fish, black bread, peony, cumin, pine, linden, honey, and beer flavoured ice cream. The cold dessert locator is part of the broader set of maps introduced by Lithuania Travel to encourage people to…

Estonia cuts alcohol excise duty by 25%

Monday, July 1, 2019

A law to amend the Alcohol, Tobacco, Fuel and Electricity Excise Duty Act that stepped into effect in Estonia on Monday cuts the rates of the excise duty on beer, cider and strong alcohol by 25%, informed LETA/BNS. It appears from the accompanying notes of the bill that the purpose of lowering the duties is giving business operators an opportunity to cut alcohol prices in order to curb cross-border trade…

Latvian Saeima’s committee refuses to reduce excise tax for beer

Thursday, June 27, 2019

On Thursday, 27 June, Saeima’s Budget and Finance Committee decided to not support the proposal to reduce excise tax for beer. With the expected reduction of excise tax for strong alcohol, the proposal to reduce excise tax for beer was submitted separately by three sides – Latvia’s Agriculture Minister Kaspars Gerhards, Saeima deputy Armands Krauze and non-party deputies Aldis Gobzems, Didzis Šmits, Jūlija Stepaņenko, Linda Liepiņa and Karina Sprūde. Politicians…

Finland to follow suit in responding to planned Estonian excise cuts

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Finnish Grocery Trade Association and alcohol producers said that Estonia’s plan to lower the excise duties on beer, cider and spirits, ostensibly to curb cross-border trade between it and Latvia, requires an immediate response. The coalition put a bill before the Riigikogu Monday to reduce excise duties, long the brunt of criticism for driving customers, not only from Estonia but also from Finland, south of the border to Latvian…

Iceland bars run out of beer supplying thirsty US sailors, Marines

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Several bars in downtown Reykjavik were drunk dry by U.S. sailors and Marines in Iceland participating in NATO’s Trident Juncture exercise. The influx of thirsty American servicemembers over the weekend caused a beer shortage in many of the popular drinking establishments in the small country. Almost 7,000 sailors and Marines were in Iceland for the exercise. The population of the Iceland is about 340,000. Reykjavik’s small downtown has several bars…

US soldiers deployed to Europe clink beer steins with Germans at Volksfest

Monday, May 14, 2018

Soldiers deployed on a nine-month rotation to Europe celebrated German and American style at the German-American Volksfest Hohenfels this weekend. The German-American Volksfest is a traditional German festival, with American flair. The fest is open to local Germans, American soldiers and families stationed in the area. The 1st Infantry Division’s 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, who happen to be conducting training in the area while on rotation supporting Operation Atlantic…