Although beer and wine have replaced it in the West, mead remains the national drink of one African nation. “Ethiopia is the largest producer of honey in Africa,” asserts Araya Selassie, a native of Addis Ababa who has been a United States resident for the past 20 years. “We have 5 to 6 million wild... View Article
Full Pints - Learn Beer - Styles - Styles Features The Buzz on Mead January 1, 2003 - Greg Kitsock
No one knows when and where primitive man took his first sip of alcohol. But most likely, it was a mead—a fermented honey beverage—that provided that first sensation of warmth and sense of euphoria.
Full Pints - Learn Beer - Styles - Styles Features January 1, 2003 - Gregg Glaser
Denmark may be a land of lager, but paradoxically it’s also the land from which the word “ale” made its way into the English language. The route was explained by Niels Buchwald, the head brewer for Ceres, a brewery located in Denmark’s second largest city, Århus.
Full Pints - Styles Features July 1, 2002 - Charles D. Cook
Aged beer? The very concept of deliberately aging a beer contradicts everything we hear and see in beer ads. One megabrewery touts its “born on date” to encourage people to buy its beer. Local micros stress that fresh beer is the best beer.
Full Pints - POSTS_TO_REVIEW - Styles Features Are Cave-Aged Brews Making a Comeback? March 1, 2002 - Alan Moen
It was dusk when we reached the cave, a gaping hole in a hillside in the Basque country of northern Spain. I had hoped to visit the famous Altamira caves nearby but did not receive permission from the Spanish government in time before arriving there in summer 1993. Just by chance, I noticed another cave... View Article