Stepping inside a new beer bar is one of the biggest rewards that can await a beer traveler. There’s something magical about looking down a long row of tap handles, diving into a long beer list and picking out what isn’t available back home. It’s humbling, too, because it reminds you of just how many... View Article
Beer Travelers - Full Pints January 1, 2010 - Paul Ruschmann
Beer Travelers - Full Pints November 1, 2009 - Paul Ruschmann
The Phillies. The Penguins. The Steelers. The Nittany Lions. They’re all champions this year, and they’re all from Pennsylvania. Sports fans have had a lot to celebrate in the Keystone State. Fortunately, they have plenty of beer to do it with.
Beer Travelers - Full Pints September 1, 2009 - Paul Ruschmann
The west coast of Michigan is a magnificent stretch of sugar sand beaches and the largest collection of freshwater dunes in the world. Years ago, as college students, we drove out to these beaches late at night with our friends. We drank macro brew under the stars, while listening to the waves crashing on the... View Article
Beer Travelers - Full Pints July 1, 2009 - Paul Ruschmann
Not long ago we spent a long, lazy weekend in Portland, OR. It soon became clear that it would take two articles to do this beer-blessed city justice. In the last issue we visited the Pearl District, a short streetcar ride from downtown. This issue, we’ll venture to other parts of town. So, come on.... View Article
Beer Travelers - Full Pints May 1, 2009 - Paul Ruschmann
To call Portland, OR, “an embarrassment of beer riches” would be an understatement. For years, enthusiasts have flocked to the Rose City to enjoy that perfect pint; and establishment after establishment either brews, or pours, nectar from the gods. The city is so serious about its beer that one alternative newspaper rates movies on a... View Article
Beer Travelers - Full Pints March 1, 2009 - Paul Ruschmann
In the 1830s, immigrants from Germany and Bohemia began settling in St. Louis, MO. Not only were these Central Europeans a natural customer base for beer, but their ranks also included many skilled craftsmen who brewed good beer with abundant local water, kept cool in limestone caves indigenous to the area.
Beer Travelers - Full Pints January 1, 2009 - Paul Ruschmann
In spite of recent political turmoil, Washington, DC, remains a special place for Americans. It’s the host for our government, the nerve center for our military, the home of our national museums, and now once again, a location for our national pastime, baseball. Sooner, or later, everyone visits there.
Beer Travelers - Full Pints November 1, 2008 - Paul Ruschmann
One of the best parts of beer traveling is finding neighborhood watering holes that you wish were in your own neighborhood. And find them we did in Baltimore. Or, as the locals pronounce it, Bawlmer.