What’s in a name? Everything it seems when it comes to casks and kegs in Britain. In the last year or so, a select crew of beer fans and brewers has begun proselytizing about what they regard as British beer’s cutting edge—craft keg. But the word keg sends shivers down the backs of members of... View Article
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Full Pints - Packaging/Serving A revolution? Or just freedom of choice? January 1, 2012 - Adrian Tierney-Jones
Brewing Features - Full Pints November 1, 2011 - John Holl
Unless it asserts itself by, say, fizzing up your nose or aggressively dancing on your tongue, it can be easy to forget about carbonation in beer. Sure, when light filters through a glass and highlights the tiny bubbles as they appear at the bottom it offers a visual moment of enjoyment as they flitter to... View Article
Culture - Full Pints May 1, 2011 - Roger Protz
In April 2010, as the world’s airlines were grounded by volcanic ash, all the signs indicated that the Campaign for Real Ale’s annual conference would be poorly attended. It was due to take place on the Isle of Man, halfway between Britain and Ireland in the Irish Sea. The island’s capital, Douglas, is a short... View Article
Full Pints - Styles Features Keeping it Real May 1, 2010 - Steve Hamburg
Over the last few years we’ve seen a veritable boom in the number of craft beer establishments around the country, including many that specialize in artisanal foods. And with this growth, we’ve also seen another development: a newfound appreciation of cask-conditioned beer.
Full Pints - Learn Beer - Styles - Styles Features Can Britain's Craft- and Microbrews Top the Charts Here? November 1, 2004 - Steve Hamburg
Forty years ago, the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and the British music invasion was on. Since then, many bands and performers from all rock music genres have crossed the pond and achieved success in the USA. Comparatively few groups, however, were able to achieve the widespread and enduring acceptance of the Fab... View Article
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.