The stein, or steinkrug, is the epitome of masculine drinkware, despite being closely associated with lederhosen. This epic container is a ubiquitous classic—easy to recognize no matter how ornate or plain its exterior may be. From high culture to pop culture, you can find steins that commemorate anything from military victories to cartoon characters to... View Article
Appreciation - Full Pints - Live Beer - Packaging/Serving March 1, 2008 - Brittany Lyke
Like wine, many beers’ underlying aromas and tastes are both influenced and complemented by the vessel in which they are served. This goes beyond visual appeal—although a well-poured beer in a sparkling glass certainly sharpens your anticipation of that first sip. The shape and construction of the glass are meant to enhance aroma and flavor,... View Article
Collectibles - Full Pints - Live Beer - Packaging/Serving May 1, 2007 - Dave Gausepohl
When I first considered writing this column, I thought I might need a US-to- Canadian dictionary. But re-watching the timeless movie classic “Slapshot” put me in the correct frame of half a mind to address how beer and hockey have been connected over the years.
Appreciation - Full Pints - Live Beer - Packaging/Serving May 1, 2005 - Greg Kitsock
We’re accustomed to pouring fine wines and champagnes from sleekly tapered green bottles with foil and corks. On the other hand, everyday food items—tomato paste, evaporated milk, chili—we scoop out of metal cylinders.