What is the effect of time and good cellaring on a beer? There are two ways to find out. One is to lay down a number of bottles of a promising beer: sample one each year, keep comprehensive notes, and hope you have a good, consistent palate.
Full Pints - Styles Features July 1, 2002 - Charles D. Cook
Aged beer? The very concept of deliberately aging a beer contradicts everything we hear and see in beer ads. One megabrewery touts its “born on date” to encourage people to buy its beer. Local micros stress that fresh beer is the best beer.
Full Pints - POSTS_TO_REVIEW - Styles Features Are Cave-Aged Brews Making a Comeback? March 1, 2002 - Alan Moen
It was dusk when we reached the cave, a gaping hole in a hillside in the Basque country of northern Spain. I had hoped to visit the famous Altamira caves nearby but did not receive permission from the Spanish government in time before arriving there in summer 1993. Just by chance, I noticed another cave... View Article
Full Pints - Styles Features There's a Dark Beer for Everyone November 1, 2001 - Gregg Glaser
O dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse Without all hope of day! –John Milton (Samson Agonistes, line 80) Milton’s words could be the lager drinker’s mantra when contemplating anything other than the lightest colored brew. Fear. Dread. Horror. Apprehension.
Full Pints - Styles Features American Cider Makers Adapt to a Changing Market November 1, 2000 - Greg Kitsock
With regard to hard cider, America has played the role of a fickle lover. There have been times when we couldn’t get enough of the stuff. And there have been times when the drinking public almost forgot that cider existed. Could the cycle be repeating itself?