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 November 1, 2006 - Greg Kitsock
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
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 How Bohemian Lager Swept the Country May 1, 2006 - Maureen Ogle
We all know the history of American beer: back in the good old days, before Prohibition, honest brewers made honest beer using only malt, hops, water, and yeast. Then came repeal and the era of Corporate Beer: corn- and rice-based swill with no flavor and even less body.
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