In an hotel room in the Czech Republic, I roll out of bed, make myself some coffee, and check my e-mail. It is there again: that question. It is a question of style. Every day, I am asked questions about beer: by email about 25 each morning; by other journalists, radio and television hosts, and... View Article
Craft Beer Articles
Full Pints - Michael Jackson March 1, 2002 - Michael Jackson
Collectibles - Full Pints March 1, 2002 - Dave Gausepohl
These little trinkets are pilfered from drinking establishments in the same way that little soaps and shampoos are removed from the hotels the world over. They pack well in one’s luggage and do not leak, chip or shatter like other collectables. In the United States, we call them “coasters” and Europeans call them “bar mats.”... View Article
Full Pints - History March 1, 2002 - Greg Kitsock
Bio-Threat to Brewing Industry? Eternal vigilance is the price of security, and the signs of vigilance are everywhere in Washington: concrete barriers ring the White House, national guardsmen patrol the US Capitol grounds, and fighter planes pass overhead.
Beer Travelers - Full Pints March 1, 2002 - Stan Hieronymus
People sometimes ask questions that we cannot answer, like, what’s your favorite beer? or, what’s your favorite bar or brewpub? We simply don’t have a single favorite. However, when asked what beer festival we would most like to attend, we don’t hesitate to answer, The Great Taste of the Midwest in Madison, WI.
Full Pints - Travel Features Foam in the Far North March 1, 2002 - Julie Johnson
The Nordic countries seem to fall too far north of the European “beer belt” to be known for great beer. The region’s distilled spirits are more common on American retail shelves than any of its beers, except those of the Danish brewing giant Carlsberg. And a history of prohibition movements and tight government control of... View Article
Full Pints - POSTS_TO_REVIEW - Styles Features Are Cave-Aged Brews Making a Comeback? March 1, 2002 - Alan Moen
It was dusk when we reached the cave, a gaping hole in a hillside in the Basque country of northern Spain. I had hoped to visit the famous Altamira caves nearby but did not receive permission from the Spanish government in time before arriving there in summer 1993. Just by chance, I noticed another cave... View Article
Brewing Instructions - Full Pints March 1, 2002 - Randy Mosher
Sometimes, one sip of a beer can transport you back through the centuries, a sort of liquid time machine. The sour beer of Flanders, with its unique tangy, fruity aroma, magical ruby color, and refreshing yet earthy taste, can do just that.
Full Pints - History January 1, 2002 - Roger Protz
The PC’s thesaurus has come up with a magnificent silver dollar word. There I was, struggling with mess, muddle and botched, and all the while, a far better term was waiting for me: discombobulated. It sums up beautifully the state of the British brewing industry following a ruling by the Labor government.