150 hunters of beer attributes from all over the world arrived in Kyiv to enlarge their collections of labels, bottles, lids and props, exchanging and buying the displays on the auction. Collectors “congress” also conduct tasting. Every participant stands beer of his or her country.
As Oleksandr Shpagin, organizer of the meeting, declared, that “the only country, which never had beer, is Afghanistan; there was never a brewery.”
Explaining rarity of some displays, Shpagin said that “Arab countries and island states, for example, had produced a small lot of beer and then closed.” “There is limited number of labels and other attributes – a hundred or even less. The less their number is, the higher the price will be,” he underlined.