Carillon Historical Park in Dayton, OH, is set to become the first museum in the United States that produces and sells its own beer using equipment and techniques from the mid-19th century. Costumed actors will demonstrate the historic process, producing wine, cider and cheese along with ample amounts of beer for patrons to enjoy.
Culture - Full Pints March 1, 2013 - Joe Baur
Culture - Full Pints Is it the season or the style? January 1, 2013 - Don Russell
Looking at the shelves this season, it occurs to me that Christmas beer must’ve been invented by atheists. Only non-believers completely lacking in dogma could embrace this anything-goes style of beer, a style that not only irreligiously rejects the confines of formal classification but whose original purpose was nothing less than the blasphemous inebriation of... View Article
Culture - Full Pints Are American drinkers finally growing up? Or just jumping aboard the next bandwagon? November 1, 2012 - Alastair Bland
In 2006, bigness was in style. It was the height of the extreme beer revolution, and though pale ales, IPAs and other classics remained the backbone of the craft brewing industry, America was burning in the high heat of extreme beer fever. Dogfish Head was just assuming national celebrity status, “imperial” renditions of almost all... View Article
Culture - Full Pints South African craft beer is fighting lager with lager November 1, 2012 - Jim Clarke
Beer has deep roots in South Africa. That’s no surprise, since it was colonized in the 17th century by the Dutch and later by the English. In addition, some tribes such as the Zulu and Xhosa have a history of sorghum and maize-based brewing. The brewing industry there is younger, however, dating to the 1895... View Article
Culture - Full Pints An inside look at craft beer and the middle tier November 1, 2012 - Ken Weaver
If you were to ask fellow beer drinkers to describe their favorite brewery, where would they start? They’d probably mention things like stainless-steel tanks, certain flagship and seasonal offerings, pot-bellied growlers, the smell of steeped barley, intermittent beardedness, the tall rubber boots… What about their favorite retailer? Perhaps they’d start with the beer aisle or... View Article
Culture - Full Pints Is there a cure for the tragic, albeit self-induced malady? November 1, 2012 - Ian Lloyd
“Never again is what you swore the time before.” These song lyrics from Depeche Mode summarize our feelings about the curse of imbibing: the hangover. The symptoms are unmistakable: headache, body aches, nausea, fatigue and perhaps tremors. It is of little comfort to know that despite its widespread prevalence, medical science has not developed a cure... View Article
Culture - Full Pints Some extinct beers make a return September 1, 2012 - Ben Keene
Is it accurate to call gose, a salty, 1,000-year-old German wheat ale, mainstream? The answer from Brewmaster Brian Edmunds at Breakside Brewing in Portland, OR, is decidedly yes. “We actually do—or have done—a number of different ‘Old World’ styles at different points,” he says.