Beer has been an integral part of my life for over three decades—a somewhat auspicious statement for a slightly past 40-year-old man. Being born and raised in L.A. (Lower Arkansas), I was afforded the opportunity to explore malted beverages at an age that less refined cultures may find unacceptable.
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Full Pints - It's My Round November 1, 2010 - Andy Crouch
If you look deep enough into every beer lover’s history, you will find a single beer that led to a lifetime of love and dedication to grain, hops and yeast. I’m not talking about that first sip of Coors Light stolen from a father’s temporarily abandoned can or bottle. Rather, I’m referring to that one... View Article
Full Pints - It's My Round September 1, 2010 - Matt Kirkegaard
According to the American Dialect Society, “tweet” was the word of the year in 2009. It beat other luminaries, such as “botox,” “shovel-ready” and “hike the Appalachian Trail,” for the top spot in the list of most important words and phrases to become prominent or notable during the year.
Full Pints - It's My Round July 1, 2010 - Hugh Sisson
As it happens, I have been standing “ankle deep” in beer for most of my adult life. I started in the pub business in 1980 and then began brewing in 1989, a career I have followed ever since. You could say that beer changed my life―and I could not be happier!
Full Pints - It's My Round May 1, 2010 - Lionel Schnell
Beer enthusiasts frequently say that part of the enjoyment they derive from today’s better beer culture is the social aspect of having a beer with someone they like or find interesting. Socializing over a pint or three is, and has always been, the best part of a beer drinker’s day.
Full Pints - It's My Round March 1, 2010 - Marc Sorini
As an alcohol beverage attorney, I enjoy the rare privilege of working in a field that is both my hobby and my obsession. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I openly confess my love for beer―that delightful frothy beverage that permeates every aspect of my life. In fact, I owe some of my... View Article
Full Pints - It's My Round January 1, 2010 - George Wendt
It was customary among Chicago Irish Catholics in the 1950s to use children as beer caddies. Take my wife, Bernadette: when her grandfather’s love for storytelling left his throat dry, he sent her out for more beer. She’d step out her back door, walk down an alleyway to the local tavern, and show the bartender... View Article
Full Pints - It's My Round November 1, 2009 - Dick Cantwell
Incredible as it seems to me now, I didn’t always like beer. I mean, when I was a kid. Once I got into my early teens it wasn’t for lack of trying, and—while a certain amount of discretion is advisable in this era of hyper-correctness—I may as well observe that the landscape of American beer... View Article
Full Pints - It's My Round September 1, 2009 - Tomme Arthur
Chico, CA. Hello Mother, Hello Father, I’m writing this postcard from Beer Camp Chico at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. As you both know, I have visited many breweries before, but this place is far and away the most magical. There are tank farms stretching to the heavens everywhere we turn. They remind me of the... View Article