Walking into the brewery at the Glacier Brewhouse in Anchorage, AK, you might think you were in a wine cellar instead. There in one alcove is head brewer Kevin Burton’s “wall of wood”—an impressive row of about 50 oak barrels, all filled with beer. “Everything goes in the barrel,” Burton says, especially his stout, porter,... View Article
Full Pints - Learn Beer - Styles - Styles Features May 1, 2008 - Alan Moen
Full Pints - Learn Beer - Styles - Styles Features September 1, 2007 - Roger Protz
If cats have nine lives, then India pale ale can certainly lay claim to two. Its first span was relatively brief, not more than a hundred years. But during that time, this beer style refashioned 19th century brewing, not only in Britain but also on a world scale.
Full Pints - Styles Features March 1, 2007 - Pete Brown
Ask your typical British beer drinker what Burton-on-Trent is famous for, and you might not get the answer you were expecting. They’ll probably frown, think for a second, then say, “Oh yeah, the FA Cup upset last year!”
Full Pints - Learn Beer - Styles - Styles Features January 1, 2007 - Rick Lyke
Try this experiment: Ask 10 of your friends what mead is. You are likely to find most do not know that mead is honeywine. Even fewer are likely to have tried mead. They might think that it is some sort of grog that used to be concocted during medieval times using beer or grape wine.... View Article
Full Pints - Learn Beer - Styles - Styles Features September 1, 2006 - Gregg Glaser
Saké, the national drink of Japan, is an alcoholic beverage brewed from rice. By strict definition, brewing from grains (such as rice) makes saké a beer. Rice in beer is shunned by serious brewers and beer lovers, so what’s going on here? Is saké simply light beer?
Full Pints - Learn Beer - Styles - Styles Features Separating the Wheat July 1, 2006 - Daniel Bradford, Julie Bradford, with Lauren Clark
Temperatures rise. The ocean beckons. Baseball bats crack. Porch swings creak. Kids chase each other around the back yard. Fireflies dot the night darkness. Ah, must be the season of the wheat. Stop! Rewind. Did they say wheat? Yes, friends this is the season of the fabulous wheat, wheat beers in all their glory and... View Article
Full Pints - Learn Beer - Styles - Styles Features January 1, 2006 - Gregg Glaser
Holiday beers. Christmas beers. Winter beers. Whatever name they’re given by their makers, these bigger-than-usual, once-a-year ales and lagers are tasty examples of the brewer’s high art. It’s an age-old tradition for European brewers to make big, bold, special beers at the end of the year, both for the holidays themselves and the cold winter... View Article
Full Pints - Learn Beer - Styles - Styles Features July 1, 2005 - Julie Johnson Bradford
Only in Castro’s Cuba has a state of permanent revolution lasted longer than it has in the minds of beer writers. We remember the bad old days—before the revolution—when beer variety was non-existent, when bars and stores offered us the choice between Mainstream Lager A and Mainstream Lager B (and C and D, in more... View Article