Although these beer programs combine brews of different styles and national backgrounds, and mingle lagers with ales, in each list, the dominant character in the beer grows more pronounced as the evening goes on. Crisp Vector Budweiser (to limber up) Gaffel Kölsch (a little fruit—it’s an ale) Augustiner Helles (underlying maltiness) Penn Dark (something beefier,... View Article
Culture - Full Pints - Live Beer September 1, 2008 - Don Russell
Ten years ago, some junior poli-sci major at Reed College in Portland, OR, slapped a dollar bill on the bar at the Lutz Tavern and raised his middle finger to the whole corporate/yuppie beer establishment. Heineken? Budweiser? Microbrews? Bleep that shit—Pabst Blue Ribbon, man! And, thus, one of the most perplexing trends in American consumerism... View Article
Culture - Full Pints 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.