While few things deserve legendary status, in the beer world, that description is easily claimed by the most colossal of beers, barley wine. Massive in strength, chameleon-like and wide-ranging in profile, barley wines represent the biggest and often the best of the brewer’s art. They can be comforting or naughty, friendly or adversarial, inviting or... View Article
Full Pints - Stylistically Speaking January 1, 2003 - K. Florian Klemp
Full Pints - Learn Beer - Styles - Styles Features The Buzz on Mead January 1, 2003 - Greg Kitsock
No one knows when and where primitive man took his first sip of alcohol. But most likely, it was a mead—a fermented honey beverage—that provided that first sensation of warmth and sense of euphoria.
Full Pints - Learn Beer - Styles - Styles Features January 1, 2003 - Gregg Glaser
Denmark may be a land of lager, but paradoxically it’s also the land from which the word “ale” made its way into the English language. The route was explained by Niels Buchwald, the head brewer for Ceres, a brewery located in Denmark’s second largest city, Århus.
Full Pints - Stylistically Speaking September 1, 2002 - K. Florian Klemp
In summer, a sojourn to the farmers market reveals both the bounty and the simple pleasures of the season. A beer that would be quite at home among the offerings are the witbiers, born on the farmland of eastern Belgium.