Israeli Craft Beer Tsvi Sadan
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Israeli Beer: More Than Just Humorous Labels

Israel’s craft beer industry is growing up, and beginning to rival the big import labels

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Often our editorial assignments are demanding, even difficult to accomplish. Writing on Israeli beer proved to be just that. At noon I arrived at BeerBazaar, the first Israeli beer stand at Tel Aviv’s famous Carmel Market, founded in 2013. I must admit, after consuming several samples, the assignment got much easier. Israeli craft beer is a relatively new phenomenon. Dancing Camel, the first craft beer brewery established in Tel Aviv in 2005, was the initiative of American Jews whose “mission” was “to return a millennia-old brewing tradition to its rightful home.” Today, there are at least 150 small breweries doing…

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