by Dave Gausepohl
Bottle or draft? Imported or domestic? Forget politics; even in an election year, beer drinkers are more likely to debate issues like hoppy versus malty or ales versus lagers. But brewers have used politics and elections as a way to advertise their products.
by Alan Moen
The Pocket Guide to Beer, Seventh Edition, by Michael Jackson, Running Press, $12.95—Stands alone as the best compact guide to the world’s beers and breweries. Good Beer Guide to Belgium & Holland by Tim Webb, 2002 edition, $16.95—a comprehensive, witty and detailed investigation of this important region, with information and travel tips on beer styles,... View Article
by Gregg Glaser
Two north German cities on opposite banks of the Rhine River are home to two distinct styles of beer: kölsch from Cologne and altbier from Düsseldorf. These are beers that predate the lager revolution of the mid-1800s. Breweries in Cologne and Düsseldorf stubbornly continue to produce top-fermented ales, while almost every other brewery in Germany... View Article
by Roger Protz
There’s a joke going the rounds of the British brewing industry that runs like this: “What do you call Scottish & Newcastle Breweries now that it doesn’t have breweries in either Scotland or Newcastle? Answer: Ampersand Breweries, because that’s all that’s left.”