The 50-minute flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes you to a different time zone. This is a big country, the world’s largest island, with a land mass almost as big as the United States but with only 16 million people: most of the interior is desert. On my way to Cooper’s Brewery, I drove down... View Article
Full Pints - Travel Features September 1, 2009 - Roger Protz
If you’ve ever had the misfortune to pass through London’s Heathrow airport, you’ll have experienced the grim-faced passport control officials. Without a word, they grab your passport, look at the photo, glare at your face, hand back the document and wave you silently on your way.
Full Pints - Live Beer - Travel - Travel Features May 1, 2009 - Stan Hieronymus
Set in the lush valley of the Swabian mountains, Stuttgart advertises itself as “the new heart of Europe,” proudly high tech and industrial. Tourist brochures promote mineral spring spas, the arts and that 500 vineyards cover the nearby hillsides. But look under the hood and, as in much of Germany, beer remains an integral part... View Article
Full Pints - Live Beer - Travel - Travel Features America is showing Aussies what should be Australian for beer. September 1, 2008 - Matt Kirkegaard
Americans who are told that Fosters is “Australian for beer” may scratch their heads with confusion when they land on our shores expecting to be greeted with barbequed shrimp and “Australia’s beer.” They would be hard-pressed to find the blue, white and gold label during their visit Downunder and they definitely won’t find the famous... View Article
Full Pints - Live Beer - Travel - Travel Features New Zealand’s Burgeoning Craft Beer Scene September 1, 2008 - Jay R. Brooks
When most people today think about New Zealand, beer is probably not the number one image conjured up. Instead, the Lord of the Rings film trilogy probably springs first to mind, and they did wonderfully showcase the island nation’s wide and varied landscapes and unique native flora and fauna. In the years following the release... View Article
Full Pints - Live Beer - Travel - Travel Features Great Beer Towns You’ve Almost Heard Of July 1, 2008 - Mark Lisheron
You have to hand it to Don Russell, although what you had to him might vary depending upon the city where you prefer to drink beer. In Philadelphia, Russell is Joe Sixpack, a man who turned beer into a full time job: reason enough to admire him. He has also rather brazenly declared his hometown... View Article
Full Pints - Live Beer - Travel - Travel Features German Brewers Search for Something New July 1, 2008 - Sylvia Kopp
The panel above the entrance says “Bier und Weinstube”—beer and wine lounge. Inside, in a neat antique setting, all the guests appear well off. Take the couple at the next table: the man in a tweed jacket with a small, straight-sided glass has already finished his white wine. The woman in a red vest and... View Article
Culture - Full Pints - History - Learn Beer - Travel - Travel Features At Home or Away, the Pub is About Its People March 1, 2008 - Eileen McNamara
Walk through The Front Door in Galway and the ear-splitting volume of the music and the size of the fashionable crowd spilling between the first and second floors might deceive you into thinking that you have stumbled into a nightclub in Manhattan.