Have you ever had to change a tap on a full cask of beer at a festival? If you haven’t, and can’t even imagine the scenario, then you likely won’t be interested in owning a copy of Cellarmanship. On the other hand, based on the growing number of e-mails I receive asking for just this... View Article
Book Reviews - Full Pints November 1, 2006 - Steve Hamburg
Book Reviews - Full Pints May 1, 2005 - Martin Wooster
Pete Brown is the first Gen X British writer to be published in the United States. His first book is a history of beer in Britain as well as a provocative analysis of the reasons why makers of good British beer are seeing their market share decline.
Book Reviews - Full Pints January 1, 2005 - Charles D. Cook
For those living in or visiting Britain and seeking out bottle-conditioned brews, the Good Bottled Beer Guide is a top resource. In his introduction, author Jeff Evans looks back to 1971, when there were only five bottled “real ales” available in Britain. Now, there are about 600. With the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) a... View Article
Full Pints - Stylistically Speaking November 1, 2004 - K. Florian Klemp
In British rock icon Pete Townsend’s song entitled “Misunderstood,” one line is “I wanna be misunderstood, I wanna be feared in my neighborhood.” The term “bitter,” as applied to beer, carries such a misunderstanding. Bitterness may be desirable with certain styles, but bitter as a noun may invite skepticism among the uninitiated.
Full Pints - Learn Beer - Styles - Styles Features March 1, 2003 - Steve Hamburg
What is it about real ale that evokes such unrestrained passion among beer lovers? In a word: flavor. Beer that is brewed and served following classic real ale techniques has an unmatched depth of flavor and softness of palate.