Carlsberg uses molecular gastronomy to create “Beer Caviar”

In honor of this year’s World Cup, Carlsberg has created the world’s first beer caviar.

“The last couple of years there has been a trend within molecular gastronomy to develop artificial caviar from natural ingredients with all kinds of flavors. We thought it would be fun to create caviar made from beer to give soccer fans a taste of Russia,” says Danish chef Umut Sakarya, who developed the Beer Caviar along with Carlsberg’s brewers.

Carlsberg is the official sponsor of the Danish national team, and is a beer that the brewery says, “most Danes view as part of their national cultural heritage.” Caviar has always been considered a traditional delicacy in Russia, the host of 2018 World Cup.

Beer caviar will help fans celebrate in moderation. “By combining drinking with eating, you drink less and slower,” says Wouter de Groot, a brand and PR lead at Carlsberg Group. “We hope our beer caviar will help us spread this important message.”

Danish innovation meets Russian tradition

Beer caviar combines both cultures into one single dish as a tribute to both countries.

About Liz Palmer

Award Winning Author and Wine Journalist Liz Palmer is a well-respected wine journalist since 2004 and has an international reputation as a critic and judge. Liz has had the pleasure of interviewing and tasting with some of the industry’s leading winemakers, professors and personalities. Liz Palmer’s articles have appeared in national and international magazines. She is one of four founding international hosts for #ChampagneDay 2011-2017; she has served as a judge for the 2013-2017 Global Traveler's Wines on the Wing airline wine competition (New York); 2014-2017 Michelangelo International Wine Awards (South Africa) 2014-2017; and for The Stevie Awards for Women in Business (New York) (2014-2017). Her Memberships include: Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada, Circle of Wine Writers (UK), International Federation of Wine and Spirits Journalists and Writers (FIJEV); Wine Century Club (NYC), The Fine Wine Reserve, and Les Dames d’Escoffier (President – Toronto Chapter). 2017 Awards: Liz Palmer’s first book, “The Ultimate Guide To Champagne” has received the National Award for the best French Wine Book at the Gourmand World Awards 2017. On April 7th, 2017 she was awarded the title of “Dame Chevalier” of the Ordre de Coteaux de Champagne at an official ceremony in Paris.

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