The Bristol & District branch of CAMRA, in the southwest of England, pulled out all the stops for its Mild in May promotion. It adopted a passport theme, providing a pocket-sized booklet that participants could fill in as they drank mild in different pubs. There were organized social evenings for group mild tastings over the... View Article
Full Pints - Styles Features March 1, 2011 - Amanda Baltazar
Coming soon to a bar near you: mild ale. This traditional English beer, once the most popular style in the country, fell from favor in the last century. However, it is staging a comeback in its native land, and has even made its way onto U.S. shores. You’ll have to do your research if you... View Article
Full Pints - Styles Features July 1, 2010 - Rick Lyke
In England they head to the pub for a session. The stammtisch is a German beer hall tradition where regulars gather at the same table each week. In Ireland they crave craic on Saturday night. In America, we meet with friends at happy hour.
Full Pints - Styles Features Keeping it Real May 1, 2010 - Steve Hamburg
Over the last few years we’ve seen a veritable boom in the number of craft beer establishments around the country, including many that specialize in artisanal foods. And with this growth, we’ve also seen another development: a newfound appreciation of cask-conditioned beer.
Full Pints - Styles Features France's Road Less Traveled March 22, 2010 - Mike Tessier
Everyone remembers that one bottle of beer that awakened their thirst for beer knowledge. Mine was Sans Culottes from La Choulette. At the time I had no idea what a bière de garde was, but with my high school French I knew that the beer’s name literally meant “without underwear” and it bought back memories... View Article