Don’t you just love American beers these days? They’ve lost none of their aggressive, in-your-face pugnaciousness, but many now wrap that big personality in a velvet glove. It’s an elegance not much valued in the early “Just gimme some hops” days of the craft beer scene. And it’s the big, hoppy flagship beers, the beer... View Article
Brewing Instructions - Full Pints July 1, 2002 - Randy Mosher
Full Pints - Homebrewing Features British Summer Ale May 1, 2002 - Randy Mosher
A shaft of golden light rips through a thin patch of the blotchy white sky. On the beach below, towels unfurl to reveal bumpy legs cased in vampire-white flesh, which cooks quickly to prawn pink in the hazy brilliance. Released from the dark closet of winter, seekers young and old sit and squint, dazed, mole-like,... View Article
Brewing Instructions - Full Pints March 1, 2002 - aab
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.
Brewing Instructions - Full Pints January 1, 2002 - Randy Mosher
Holiday icons seem to settle into the same old routine; beers are not immune. And while I enjoy the wassail-inspired brown brews that return every year, much of the fun of homebrewing lies in the surprising, the fun, the new.
Brewing Instructions - Full Pints How to Host a Wickedly Fascinating Bad Beer Tasting November 1, 2001 - Randy Mosher
The cellar door startled the cat with its hoarse creaking, and I felt the rush of cool, earthy air from within. Reaching carefully through the cobwebs, I plucked a seemingly innocent bottle from its long repose and pondered the sleeping golden liquid in the dim subterranean twilight.
Brewing Instructions - Full Pints Imperial Pale Ale September 1, 2001 - aab
Imperial is a term normally applied to beers that were brewed in Britain, then shipped to the court—the Imperial court—of the Russian Empire during the 19th century. Imperial pale ale is an obscure but delicious style has nothing to do with that bit of history.
Full Pints - Homebrewing Features Fermenting Revolution Over Three Decades September 1, 2001 - Stan Hieronymus
The American homebrewing community rallied with its usual passion last year when a devastating fire that leveled 400 homes in Los Alamos, NM, forced all 18,000 residents to be evacuated and the Los Alamos National Laboratory to be closed for two weeks. As news spread that three members of the local homebrew club, the Atom... View Article