There’s a joke going the rounds of the British brewing industry that runs like this: “What do you call Scottish & Newcastle Breweries now that it doesn’t have breweries in either Scotland or Newcastle? Answer: Ampersand Breweries, because that’s all that’s left.”
Full Pints - History September 1, 2004 - Roger Protz
Full Pints - History July 1, 2004 - Greg Kitsock
Last year, the war in Iraq forced the cancellation of the annual National Beer Wholesalers/Brewers Joint Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. As this year’s gathering approaches, National Beer Wholesalers Association president David Rehr has plenty of forest fires to put out.
Full Pints - History - Learn Beer The Fire Never Died May 1, 2004 - Greg Kitsock
So many trends—from Starbucks coffee to grunge music to gourmet pizza with capers and duck sausage—started on the West Coast that it’s enough to give some East Coast residents an inferiority complex.
Full Pints - History - Learn Beer May 1, 2004 - Horst Dornbusch
Although much of beer’s dawn is shrouded in obscurity, we do know that beer is as old as civilization itself. We also know that humans have used two fundamentally different ways of brewing: an ancient way of making beer from bread that was practiced at least until the birth of Christ, and a modern way... View Article
Full Pints - History May 1, 2004 - Roger Protz
Lambic, one of the world’s most fascinating beer styles, is under threat. At the end of January, lambic brewers were due to meet with the Belgian government in an attempt to protect their production methods from a small army of bureaucrats from the European Commission who, determined to eradicate unhygienic food processing, could destroy a... View Article
Full Pints - History March 1, 2004 - Greg Kitsock
For a few months, it was the most sought-after piece of writing since the last Harry Potter novel, as beer lobbyists tried in vain to obtain an advance copy. Finally, on September 10, the National Academy of Sciences released its Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility.