The US beer industry was on the verge of great change in 1879, about to undergo a massive ramping-up, due in part to the rise of industrial mechanization and the advent of the railroad. The following list indicates which breweries were selling the most beer that year. Of special note is the No. 12 showing... 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.
Full Pints - History - Learn Beer July 1, 2005 - Roger Protz
“Welcome to Brigadoon,” Stewart Main, the head brewer at Hook Norton said. As a Scot, he is well versed in the story of the mythical Highland village of Brigadoon that featured in a Gene Kelly movie. The village appears for a single day once every hundred years and bewitches all who come across it.