by Dave Gausepohl
I guess it was curiosity about how we get draft beer out of the keg that led to an odd segment of my beer-gadget collection. In the days of wooden kegs, many strange and messy contraptions were used to release the beer. Wooden or brass spigots were hammered into the keg, and beer would spew... View Article
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and some notable quotes and accomplishments: 1997: Jack McDougall, Cranford, NJ Has more than 4,000 brewery coasters in his collection and helped found Bar Tourists of America in 1981. 1998: Bobby Bush, Hickory, NC “We don’t all watch the same movies, eat the same food or wear the same clothes. Why should we drink the... View Article
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The exciting thing about beer is that there is so much to enjoy beyond the sensory pleasure of drinking it. Of course, it all starts and ends with flavor, but beer lovers have extended their interests to include the packaging and labeling of beer, the people who make it, brewing history, festivals devoted to beer,... View Article
by Greg Kitsock
If you’re a regular reader of this magazine, it probably makes your blood boil whenever some neo-Prohibitionist equates beer with crack cocaine or blames your favorite beverage for all of society’s ills. How do you respond when some anti-alcohol think tank calls for doubling the beer tax or restricting beer advertising?