It’s the nature of the brewing industry (and all business, for that matter): companies come and go, sometimes even if they experience considerable popularity. Then there are those extra-rugged breweries that seem to be able to withstand all kinds of rough weather—tough economic conditions, Prohibition, whatever. The following breweries (whose founding dates are shown in... View Article
Full Pints - History May 1, 2006 - Roger Protz
The Trappist ales of Belgium and the Netherlands, produced in breweries attached to abbeys, are world famous. They include Chimay, La Trappe and Orval, the most widely exported beers. They are produced by monks who help maintain their churches and fund their work in the community with the sales of their beer.
Full Pints - History March 1, 2006 - Greg Kitsock
With a tougher new standard that took effect in Minnesota in August, the anti-alcohol lobby has achieved its goal of establishing a national .08 BAC limit for drivers. But as long as you stay below .08, you’re safe, right? You’d be naïve to think so.
Full Pints - History January 1, 2006 - Roger Protz
I don’t know if the word “fib” exists in American English, but on this side of the Pond it means an unimportant, inconsequential lie. Purists and prelates may argue that a lie is a lie in any language, and that point has been underscored by the creation in Britain of an organization known as “NoFibs.”... View Article
Full Pints - History - Learn Beer January 1, 2006 - Martin Morse Wooster
You may have tried some beers from Scotland over the years—the powerfully malty Dark Island from the Orkney Brewery, or the unique range of beers from Heather Ales. Like most beer lovers, after trying these beers, you’re curious about where the beers come from and why they are what they are. What, after all, makes... View Article
Full Pints - History November 1, 2005 - Greg Kitsock
“Victory for Interstate Shippers,” proclaimed the Washington Post headline. Judging from this and other reports in the mainstream press, you’d think that last spring’s Supreme Court ruling on direct shipping unleashed a deluge of alcohol across state borders. Nothing could be further from the truth.