Since the dawn of civilization, people have been drinking their favorite beverage out of special, artistically decorated vessels: pottery and metal at first, befitting the social class. Glass was used in Roman times, but became much more important for drinking vessels in late Medieval times. Drinking glasses have always been, as they are today, status... View Article
Appreciation - Full Pints - Live Beer - Packaging/Serving March 1, 2008 - Brittany Lyke
Like wine, many beers’ underlying aromas and tastes are both influenced and complemented by the vessel in which they are served. This goes beyond visual appeal—although a well-poured beer in a sparkling glass certainly sharpens your anticipation of that first sip. The shape and construction of the glass are meant to enhance aroma and flavor,... View Article
Brewing - Brewing Features - Full Pints - Live Beer - People July 1, 2007 - Rick Lyke
There once was a time in America, not that long ago, when we had brewers, winemakers and distillers. It was a simple, orderly era. Each group existed among its own kind, occasionally venturing to sample the wares of another group, but never straying.
Collectibles - Full Pints - Live Beer - Packaging/Serving May 1, 2007 - Dave Gausepohl
When I first considered writing this column, I thought I might need a US-to- Canadian dictionary. But re-watching the timeless movie classic “Slapshot” put me in the correct frame of half a mind to address how beer and hockey have been connected over the years.