With more than 2,000 craft breweries in production and another 1,000 in the planning stages, the craft beer scene is poised for growth and ground-breaking innovation like we’ve never seen before. Craft beer’s pioneers deserve the lion’s share of the credit for where we are today, but where we’re going will be, to an increasing... View Article
Full Pints - People Features Young Brewers Set to Make Waves in the Brewing World March 1, 2013 - Whit Richardson
Full Pints - People Features A Major Ingredient of Great Beer is Knowledge January 1, 2011 - Rick Lyke
It takes a great deal of talent and energy to brew great beer. It also takes a unique set of ingredients to create today’s craft lagers and ales. Some of these raw materials can be spelled out in recipes—hops, malt and yeast—while others, like the knowledge to build a killer beer list and train bar... View Article
Full Pints - People Features January 1, 2011 - Rick Lyke
You can argue about the exact start of the craft brewing movement. Some will say it was the day in 1965 when Fritz Maytag acquired the Anchor Brewery in San Francisco. Many claim it was 1977, when Jack McAuliffe established America’s first modern microbrewery, New Albion Brewery in California’s Sonoma County. Others believe it has... View Article
Full Pints - People Features On the Road for Hops and Malt January 1, 2011 - Rick Lyke
When most people think of traveling for beer they usually imagine heading to the local pub for a couple of pints or perhaps taking the trip of a lifetime to visit breweries in Belgium. But for others, traveling for beer is a daily way of life.
Full Pints - People Features Entering the Craft Beer World in the New Millennium November 1, 2009 - Julie Johnson
American craft brewers are a famously congenial bunch. Even as they compete for your beer money, they help one another out, they step in to lend equipment and ingredients to one another, they trouble shoot for each other, and they happily enjoy one another’s beers. Occupying what is still a small corner of the U.S.... View Article
Full Pints - Live Beer - People - People Features From the beer community May 1, 2009 - - -
It was my own father who first exposed me to beer. At an early age, there was an after-dinner tradition of story time, where my father would tell my brothers and sister tales from his youth growing up in Philadelphia.
Full Pints - Live Beer - People - People Features May 1, 2009 - Brian Yaeger
Sierra Nevada’s newest year-round release—Torpedo Extra IPA, an India pale ale embellished by the brewery’s homemade hop-extractor, dubbed “the hop torpedo”—may be viewed as a thank-you to the craft beer drinking community. After all, the brewery helped launch our collective love of hops when it introduced its flagship pale ale in 1980.