There was a whiff of xenophobia at the first American Beer Month held July 2000. Gathering for a rally on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a throng of brewers and beer lovers was asked to swear that each would “savor the flavor of American-made beer, responsibly, moderately and exclusively.” That attitude has... View Article
Culture - Full Pints A Closer Look at Craft Imports May 1, 2010 - Greg Kitsock
The day is coming when the distinction between “import” and “domestic” will be far less important than the distinction between “mass market” and “craft.” Check out the top 25 import brands in terms of case sales, you’ll find that most of the leading brands are pale pilsners. Heck, two brands, Corona and Heineken, account for... View Article
Culture - Full Pints September 9, 2009 - Brian Yaeger
Geek is just another word for enthusiastic… We keep loving stuff and remain unembarrassed by our enthusiasm. -Simon Pegg A role by any other name is still a geek. Advocate. Enthusiast. Aficionado. Beer Geeks aren’t fashioned or formed through genetics or environment―they are self-made.
Culture - Full Pints - Live Beer - Travel July 1, 2009 - Mirella Amato
Italy is wine country. Vino is available everywhere. Shops labeled ‘Enoteca’ specialize in offering customers a wide selection of wines. So visitors to Italy might be surprised, while perusing the bottles at a local enoteca, to stumble upon a few elegant and distinctive 750ml bottle labeled birra (beer). In fact, over the past five years,... View Article
Culture - Full Pints Craft Brewers Market a Wealth of New Styles in Cans July 1, 2009 - Greg Kitsock
The Red Derby is a homey, unpretentious hole-in-the-wall bar in Washington, DC’s Columbia Heights neighborhood. Inside you’ll find a pile of board games like Risk and Operation, a poolroom in the back, and a chalkboard listing about 30 brands of beer. A bonanza for beer connoisseurs?
Culture - 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