Most beer styles are, in one way or another, connected to their past. Collectively, the roots are ancient; stylistically, more modern. Even today’s nouveau styles are based on traditional beers. Only two reference their antiquity in their name, the British old ale, and the German ale known as altbier. Altbier, meaning old beer, is so... View Article
Full Pints - Stylistically Speaking March 1, 2003 - K. Florian Klemp
Full Pints - Learn Beer - Styles - Styles Features March 1, 2003 - Steve Hamburg
What is it about real ale that evokes such unrestrained passion among beer lovers? In a word: flavor. Beer that is brewed and served following classic real ale techniques has an unmatched depth of flavor and softness of palate.
Full Pints - Stylistically Speaking January 1, 2003 - K. Florian Klemp
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 - 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 - 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.