The Nordic countries seem to fall too far north of the European “beer belt” to be known for great beer. The region’s distilled spirits are more common on American retail shelves than any of its beers, except those of the Danish brewing giant Carlsberg. And a history of prohibition movements and tight government control of... View Article
Full Pints - Travel Features Foam in the Far North March 1, 2002 - Julie Johnson
Beer Travelers - Full Pints January 1, 2002 - Stan Hieronymus
In the hours immediately after terrorists flew airplanes into the Pentagon and New York City’s twin towers on September 11, Rich O’s Public House publican Roger Baylor paced anxiously between his pub and Pizza Time, the restaurant/bar next door that he also owns. Pizza Time has television sets; his pub does not.
Beer Travelers - Full Pints November 1, 2001 - Stan Hieronymus
Consider these two very different scenes: In Munich, Germany, two weeks of celebration begin when the city’s mayor taps a ceremonial keg of beer. By the time it is over, more than 6 million visitors will have consumed about 6 million liters of local beer. In Cullman, AL, “The Fest of Two Worlds” opens October... View Article
Beer Travelers - Full Pints September 1, 2001 - Stan Hieronymus
Twenty-plus years ago, one of America’s favorite cult beers often was “smuggled” east of the Mississippi. “It was heavenly, like everything else in Colorado,” Jim Robertson wrote in his Connoisseur’s Guide to Beer in 1983.
Beer Travelers - Full Pints July 1, 2001 - Stan Hieronymus
Deep in the heart of Texas, San Antonio’s links with its rich brewing history are on display in some unlikely places—such as a noted art museum, a historic hotel, and a brewpub run by a local boy who learned the satisfaction of transforming raw ingredients into consumer product while managing his father’s tortilla factory.
Beer Travelers - Full Pints March 1, 2001 - Stan Hieronymus
D. G. Yuengling & Son had already been brewing beer for 45 years when the Kempton Hotel was built in 1874. Last summer we sat at the bar of the Kempton and drank draft Yuengling beer. The Kempton isn’t on any lists of historic inns, and the Institute for Brewing Studies doesn’t classify Yuengling as... View Article