Those of us who have attained a certain—well, let’s call it maturity—recall early days in the American craft era when we were confronted by bizarre “beer” that came by names like Kölsch and ESB. We were desperate to learn what all these oddities were, so we turned to experts like Michael Jackson. “Kölsch seems to... View Article
Blogs - The Beer Bible Blog - Web Only January 13, 2015 - Jeff Alworth
Culture Brewers Head to the Courts to Protect Their Brands April 30, 2014 - Andy Crouch
It all begins with a name. A word or series of words, strung together, capturing an essence, a spirit. Telling the world who you are and what you’re all about. Maybe inspiration strikes in a flash. Or maybe it takes months of mental calisthenics. In the end, it’s perfect. Until the letter arrives or the... View Article
Culture - Full Pints The Hunt for the Beers of a Lifetime May 1, 2010 - Brian Yaeger
Call me BeerMail. It is no secret that beer fanatics in a certain place (Yourtown, USA) in a certain time (right now) long to plant their lips upon a snifter, tulip or chalice of some rarified, vaunted, practically mythical ale. Likewise, it is no wonder that some people will go through the Ahabesque task of... View Article
Culture - Full Pints September 9, 2009 - Brian Yaeger
Geek is just another word for enthusiastic… We keep loving stuff and remain unembarrassed by our enthusiasm. -Simon Pegg A role by any other name is still a geek. Advocate. Enthusiast. Aficionado. Beer Geeks aren’t fashioned or formed through genetics or environment―they are self-made.