by Dave Gausepohl
In 1935, the Gottfried Kruger Brewing Co. of Newark, NJ, became the first US brewery to package its beer in cans in a joint venture with the American Can Co. of Richmond, VA. The city of Richmond was chosen for the release because failure in Kruger’s home market could have ruined the brewery financially. The... View Article
by Stan Hieronymus
They began showing up at Washington liquor stores in July, and at grocery stores, and convenience stores, looking like they were preparing for a beer run a la Smokey and the Bandit. One man bought 22 cases of Olympia stubbies.
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What makes a great beer retail store? We asked our beer friends about the best places to buy beer, and their comments read like a how-to list for any beer retailer who aspires to be the best.
by Roger Protz
The passion for porter and stout in Russia and the Baltic is due to the vigor with which London brewers exported their beers in the 18th and 19th centuries. At one time more than 10 London breweries were making strong versions of their dark beers for export. The most successful was Thrale on the south... View Article
by Roger Protz
When the Soviet Union collapsed and Winston Churchill’s famous Iron Curtain opened, observers of the brewing scene discovered that Russians drink beer as well as vodka. The country has a fascinating brewing tradition that was hidden from view for most of the 20th century.
by Greg Kitsock
Beer lobbyists and anti-alcohol activists are trading angry barbs over a report on underage drinking that has yet to see the light of day.