Author: Roger Protz
Full Pints - Learn Beer - Styles - Styles Features November 1, 2008 - Roger Protz Poland has a cruel nickname: “The country on wheels.” For most of the 19th and 20th centuries, it was ruled by Austro-Hungary, Russia and Germany, and then became a satrapy of the Soviet Union for 50 grim years. Its modern borders bear little relation to the ones it enjoyed a century and a half ago.... View Article
Full Pints - Learn Beer - Styles - Styles Features September 1, 2007 - Roger Protz If cats have nine lives, then India pale ale can certainly lay claim to two. Its first span was relatively brief, not more than a hundred years. But during that time, this beer style refashioned 19th century brewing, not only in Britain but also on a world scale.
Full Pints - It's My Round May 1, 2007 - Roger Protz When the news broke that Anheuser-Busch had agreed to market its Czech rival’s Budweiser Budvar brand in the United States, one grizzled observer of the beer scene in Britain observed: “This is the Hitler-Stalin pact of the 21st century.” A tad over the top, perhaps: beer is unlikely to be the catalyst for World War... View Article