myexchangeinrussia

Studying in St.Petersburg University Of Economics for one semester.

Visit to beer beverage Балтика!

This Monday we had an opportunity to visit Балтика’s beer beverage. Our excursion to the bevarage started at 9.55 from our dormitory. At first we had to take metro to metro station Kupchino (Купчино) and then we switched to the bus. The weather was perfect, which is rare for Petersburg.

The excursion started as soon as we got in and were done with coffee and pictures.

The woman told us all like from the beginning of the beer production till the packaging. But you know, as we r girls we did not actually listen, we preferred to take pictures and look around, for us it was more intertaining than just standing.

Here the beer is getting ready in those turbins. It was very cool to get there, because it felt like we were on cosmos, so colorful and different and a lot of new information for all of us. U know you are used to go to shop and just buy the done product, but it is like we got a possibility to get behind the scenes.

All I understood that this machine puts beer in bottles. And before there is a stage where good bottles are devided from bad ones to make the product’s outlook good.

Hmm, and when we got here, everybody started to scream: “BOTTLEEES!” because we have been walking around seeing all the process of making different beers and now finally we got to the stage of packaging.

Later we saw beer in a different package and selling size, and these are sold to the restaurants and bars.

…..aaaand, a lot of beer again!!

After the excursion we turned to beer tasting. Actually I never liked beer but now I know how to drink it right. So,

1. you have to shake a bit the beer in your glass

2. then smell it and as soon you dont smell it anymore

3. drink it.

It tastes much better, because you are used to the smell and it is actually the thing that many people dont like so at first get rid of the smell and then drink and it is actually good! 😀

The visit was interesting and useful. Thank you Baltika for offering that possibility for us!