Traquair Jacobite Flavored Ale, Traquair House (7.5% ABV) Orange russet in color with a tight tan head. Spicy (coriander), sweet malt aroma. Delicious and refreshing malt and spice flavor, very low bitterness, medium-full body; finishes off dry. An unusual brew. Bonnie Prince Charlie meets Pierre Celis! SkullSplitter Orkney Ale, Orkney Brewery (8.5% ABV) Deep mahogany... View Article
Full Pints - History September 1, 2002 - Alan Moen
Napoleon is credited with having said, “An army travels on its belly.” Maybe he should have added, “and that belly should be full of beer.” In Rudyard Kipling’s poem, “Gunga Din,” an Indian water carrier is depicted as a lifesaving hero to parched British soldiers in the heat of battle. But as vital as his... View Article
Full Pints - History March 1, 2002 - Roger Protz
In the late 1970s, when I was honing my skills as a fledgling beer writer, I visited Courage’s brewery by the banks of the River Thames in London. It was a historic site, with deep roots in the brewing of porter, stout and pale ale, and it afforded stunning views of Tower Bridge and St.... View Article
Full Pints - History March 1, 2002 - Greg Kitsock
Bio-Threat to Brewing Industry? Eternal vigilance is the price of security, and the signs of vigilance are everywhere in Washington: concrete barriers ring the White House, national guardsmen patrol the US Capitol grounds, and fighter planes pass overhead.
Full Pints - History January 1, 2002 - Roger Protz
The PC’s thesaurus has come up with a magnificent silver dollar word. There I was, struggling with mess, muddle and botched, and all the while, a far better term was waiting for me: discombobulated. It sums up beautifully the state of the British brewing industry following a ruling by the Labor government.
Full Pints - History With Beer On Their Side January 1, 2002 - Theresa O'Shea
All trades, causes and passions have their patron saints, of course, but few have gathered up as many as brewers and beer lovers. No disrespect to Jesus: Water into wine was a pretty mean feat. But the 20 or so patron saints of all things beer related were to go much further–converting bath water into... View Article
Full Pints - History Perfectly Tuned In January 1, 2002 - Carl Miller
When Advertising Age magazine released its picks for the best 100 ad campaigns of the 20th century, it was no surprise that the world of beer advertising was well represented. After all, few can forget Bubba Smith and Dick Butkus arguing that eternal debate, “Tastes Great–Less Filling.” Likewise, many a beer drinker can still whistle... View Article