William Henry Harrison (1841): Even though Harrison was a teetotaler, the Whigs ran a campaign handing out bottles of hard cider to promote him as a man of the people.
Full Pints - History - Learn Beer November 1, 2008 - Rick Lyke
The U.S. presidency carries with it an awesome amount of power and responsibility. That’s the case whether you are talking about nuclear arms—or beer. Public policy shapes everything from the price to the availability of the beer we enjoy. Whether it is a new tax on beer or farm subsidies, politics have an impact on... View Article
Culture - Full Pints - History - Learn Beer - Travel - Travel Features At Home or Away, the Pub is About Its People March 1, 2008 - Eileen McNamara
Walk through The Front Door in Galway and the ear-splitting volume of the music and the size of the fashionable crowd spilling between the first and second floors might deceive you into thinking that you have stumbled into a nightclub in Manhattan.
Full Pints - History July 1, 2007 - Greg Kitsock
A critic of America’s Noble Experiment once inveighed, “The only thing Prohibition has accomplished is that a man who wants a weak drink is compelled to take a strong one, and a man who wants a good drink is compelled to take a bad one.”
Full Pints - History November 1, 2006 - Greg Kitsock
Politics can generate some surprising alliances. In July, the National Beer Wholesalers Association—the brewing industry’s most influential lobbying group—found itself siding with MADD, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth and similar anti-alcohol organizations. Their common ground was support for H.R. 864, the Sober Truth on Preventing... View Article
Full Pints - History September 1, 2006 - Roger Protz
In the small Belgian town of Hoegaarden the windows of stores and offices are decked out with posters that say in Flemish “Hoegaarden Brews Hoegaarden.” The town is about to lose its brewery and the citizens are deeply angered by the decision to close a plant that revived the “white” spiced wheat beers of the... View Article