In front of you are two glasses of India pale ale. They both fit the parameters of the style: stronger in alcohol and containing more hops than a classic pale ale, but less of either than an imperial IPA. Both beers are medium gold in color, clear and bright. Both pour with small but persistent... View Article
Appreciation - Full Pints The Science, Culture and Commercialism of Beer Flavor July 1, 2010 - Julie Johnson
Appreciation - Full Pints The Hunt for the Beers of a Lifetime May 1, 2010 - Brian Yaeger
Call me BeerMail. It is no secret that beer fanatics in a certain place (Yourtown, USA) in a certain time (right now) long to plant their lips upon a snifter, tulip or chalice of some rarified, vaunted, practically mythical ale. Likewise, it is no wonder that some people will go through the Ahabesque task of... View Article
Appreciation - Full Pints The Americanization of World Beer January 1, 2010 - Stan Hieronymus
Four thousand miles away from Manhattan, in a northern Italian village, Birrificio Troll owner Alberto Canavese was celebrating because his beers had just gone on sale in New York, New York. Only one of the particularly strong beers he shipped off, the 9 percent ABV Palanfrina brewed with chestnuts, was available in his own pub... View Article
Appreciation - Full Pints January 1, 2010 - Gregg Glaser
Someone on your holiday gift list loves beer. Or perhaps it’s just because you love beer, and you’re convinced that the right selection could open a friend’s eyes to the diversity and delight of your favorite drink.
Appreciation - Full Pints July 1, 2009 - Randy Mosher
I have to confess to not being much of a Boy Scout. Actually, I went directly from being a dutiful Cub to the shabbiest excuse for an Explorer that you ever saw, blithely skipping the whole merit badge thing in between. So when I graduated up to homebrewing, I was highly skeptical of the Beer... View Article
Appreciation - Full Pints - Live Beer The Fine Art of Beer Sequencing November 1, 2008 - Lew Bryson
Back in the 1990s, I was hanging out with my brothers-in-law in Richmond. Richmond is a great place for a history buff like me, and it’s got a neat aspect for the beer-lover, too: Richmond is a common test market for new beer ideas. Which is how we came to be passing around a bottle... View Article
Appreciation - Full Pints - Live Beer May 1, 2008 - Marnie Olds
This feature couldn’t have been written 25 years ago. The idea that beer should be taken seriously as a partner for fine food—that beer might be wine’s peer when we search for a compatible beverage for the table—would have provoked dismissive chuckles from wine aficionados, and it wouldn’t have occurred to beer people at all.