by Dave Gausepohl
Smoking and drinking have been paired together for years. For somebody who does not smoke, I sure have an abundance of ashtrays, cigar cutters, lighters, match safes, matchboxes, matchbooks, and match covers—the tools of tobacco that have been used for years to advertise beer.
by Greg Kitsock
America is dotted with the corpses of old breweries. You might have passed them while driving through some forgotten inner-city neighborhood: brick-and-mortar behemoths, four to five stories high, sometimes with gaps in the wall where copper brewkettles and other objects of value were extracted.
by Alan Moen
Like it or not, taxes are a fact of life (or death, as some would say). They have been imposed on citizens by governments for centuries, and breweries and their beers have long been a favorite tap for government revenue.
by Matt Stinchfield
Columbus, Cortez and Coronado all showed up in Mexico looking for gold. What gold they did find, they traded for smallpox, syphilis and mercury poisoning. Thanks, guys. It wasn’t until the 20th century that a friendlier gold was discovered in Mexico, a lustrous liquid gold—cerveza!
by Roger Protz
The old saying that only lawyers get rich has never been more true where the protracted legal wrangles between Anheuser-Busch in the United States and Budweiser Budvar in the Czech Republic are concerned.