The “Fish” cafes Juho Lehto, a leading figure in the craft beer movement, operates a string of six beer cafes all with fish names. Lehto started the trend for Helsinki bars with welcoming atmospheres, ranging in feel from “grand cafe” to homey sitting room, with daily papers, board games to play, and a great selection... View Article
Full Pints - Travel Features Foam in the Far North March 1, 2002 - Julie Johnson
The Nordic countries seem to fall too far north of the European “beer belt” to be known for great beer. The region’s distilled spirits are more common on American retail shelves than any of its beers, except those of the Danish brewing giant Carlsberg. And a history of prohibition movements and tight government control of... View Article
Full Pints - Travel Features November 1, 2000 - Wayne Gabel
In a country where you can buy beer from vending machines, it’s seldom difficult to find a cold brew when you want one. And if you’re content with well-made, but fairly uniform mass-market lagers, you’ll have no trouble quenching your thirst in Japan.
Full Pints - Travel Features September 1, 2000 - Ted Bruning
Until the arrival of the “iron way”⎯the railroad network⎯in the 19th century, people traveled by horse-drawn coaches that also carried the mail. Journeys were long and tiring, so a vast network of “coaching inns” offering food, drink and accommodations sprang up all over England. Many survive in all their half-timbered glory, as Ted Bruning discovered... View Article