Not quite two years ago, I found myself hosting a seven course beer dinner at a country club in the charming Alpine-style town of Blumenau in the south of Brazil. I was the guest of the Mendes family, brewers of the Eisenbahn line of beers, authentic German-style beers harking back to Blumenau’s German immigrant roots.... View Article
It's My Round
Full Pints - It's My Round January 1, 2007 - Garrett Oliver
Full Pints - It's My Round November 1, 2006 - Maureen Ogle
Prior to the spring of 2001, my experience with beer was limited to days long gone: downing entirely too many plastic cups of whatever was on tap during “dime beer” hour in the mid-1970s at the Vine in downtown Iowa City (the original Vine, not that ersatz joint in business today).
Full Pints - It's My Round September 1, 2006 - Stephen Beaumont
Among those of us who value the exploration of new terrains above such modern conceits as penthouse condos and SUVs, there exist two distinct types: the Adventurer and the Urban Explorer. Into the first class fall people like my dear cousin Karen, whose idea of an ideal summer vacation is to begin in a near-Arctic... View Article
Full Pints - It's My Round July 1, 2006 - Lew Bryson
One of my favorite bars burned to the ground yesterday: Schnitzel’s Tavern, in the little upstate Pennsylvania town of Bellefonte. It was a German restaurant with authentic atmosphere, a nice little bar and stone-patio seating along Spring Creek. Now it’s a heap of smoldering, stinking bricks and rubble… and I’m diminished by its passing.
Full Pints - It's My Round May 1, 2006 - Phil Markowski
I got into beer in college, hardly an uncommon experience. Less common was the fact that I didn’t drink American beers, but lots of European beers-beers with more color and flavor. Even more unusual, I had begun making some of the very beer that I was drinking. An English friend had introduced me to the... View Article
Full Pints - It's My Round March 1, 2006 - Ken Wells
I’ve sipped beer on mountaintops, drunk it while straddling a surfboard and enjoyed it at ballparks. I also like a big, beefy stout while sitting around the fireplace in the winter. But still, at the end of the day, the place I really like to drink my beer is in a good, old-fashioned neighborhood beer... View Article
Full Pints - It's My Round January 1, 2006 - Rick Lyke
Britt: Fathers and daughters share many bonds. In the case of me and my Dad, we both laugh at “The Simpsons,” love animals, played soccer in our youth, and went to college to become writers. And we each enjoy a good pint of ale. Rick: This isn’t surprising. Beer is in our blood. It’s not... View Article