In 1805, long before the debut of IFC’s hilarious sketch comedy show “Portlandia,” Captain William Clark wrote in his journal, “Welcome to the theater of majestic beauty―the Great Northwest.” In 1969, a decade before homebrewing became legal in this country, Fred Eckhardt penned A Treatise on Lager Beers: How to Make Good Beer at Home... View Article
Book Reviews - Full Pints September 1, 2011 - Brian Yaeger
Beer Enthusiast - Full Pints January 1, 2011 - Fred Eckhardt
We’re heading into 30 years after the craft brewing revolution crystallized. It all really began in 1965, when Fritz Maytag bought the failing Anchor Brewery in San Francisco. His success with that brewery was an inspiration, but other forces were at work, too.
Beer Enthusiast - Full Pints July 1, 2008 - Fred Eckhardt
OK, I’m sticking my neck way, way out. But I want folks to take a good look at what is happening here and in the rest of the U.S.A. The great beer districts of the world are no longer located only in Belgium, Germany and England! We are developing some fantastic new beer venues here... View Article
Full Pints - It's My Round March 1, 2008 - Lisa Morrison
While visiting a TV station in Albuquerque on business—like many of my beer-writing brethren, I have a “real job” in addition to my “beer job”—one of the news anchors and I got to chatting about my growing enchantment with Land of Enchantment’s famous cuisine.