There’s no doubt we are living in the golden age of American beer. The quality of beers available to today’s consumers, coupled with diversity in styles and flavors, is unparalleled. But I feel like we’re missing something: bona fide beer barons. Oh sure, a few names have risen to beer nerd celebrity status. Dogfish Head’s... View Article
Tag: Adolphus Busch
Acitelli on History - Blogs - Web Only June 30, 2014 - Tom Acitelli
In July 1914, construction commenced on Adolphus Busch Hall on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. It could not have picked a worst moment to consummate years of enthusiastic planning. Shortly before, on June 28, a Serbian terrorist had assassinated the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, sparking a chain of events that led... View Article
Full Pints - History How Bohemian Lager Swept the Country May 1, 2006 - Maureen Ogle
We all know the history of American beer: back in the good old days, before Prohibition, honest brewers made honest beer using only malt, hops, water, and yeast. Then came repeal and the era of Corporate Beer: corn- and rice-based swill with no flavor and even less body.