As I write these words, my oldest son is upstairs packing up his clothes to head off to college tomorrow. It’s hard to believe that I have a son going to college. I’m only 42. And not only that, he’s going to the same college I attended exactly 24 years ago today, the University of... View Article
Beer Enthusiast - Full Pints January 1, 2012 - Harry Schuhmacher
Culture - Full Pints Beer’s Long and Winding Road From Brewery to Glass November 1, 2011 - Greg Kitsock
You pop open a bottle of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, an old reliable that you've been drinking since the 1980s. You tear the pull-tab off a tallboy can of Oasis, a double IPA from a microbrewery halfway across the continent that showed up without fanfare a local retail outlet. You have the bartender draw you... View Article
Beer Enthusiast - Full Pints May 1, 2011 - Harry Schuhmacher
I’m a middle-aged beer industry writer. It’s better than being an old beer writer, because old beer writers are always uncomfortably close to their final beer column. And it's better than being a young beer writer, because I got here first and got the best things.
Culture - Full Pints A Closer Look at Craft Imports May 1, 2010 - Greg Kitsock
The day is coming when the distinction between “import” and “domestic” will be far less important than the distinction between “mass market” and “craft.” Check out the top 25 import brands in terms of case sales, you’ll find that most of the leading brands are pale pilsners. Heck, two brands, Corona and Heineken, account for... View Article
Full Pints - History September 1, 2009 - Stephan Michaels
Theoretically, that brew you just finished should have traveled a pretty straightforward route from the brewery to your glass. Shipped from the brewer who created it, the beer was warehoused by a middleman, who then loaded it onto a truck and delivered it to a retailer, where it eventually found its way onto the shelf... View Article
Full Pints - History November 1, 2005 - Greg Kitsock
“Victory for Interstate Shippers,” proclaimed the Washington Post headline. Judging from this and other reports in the mainstream press, you’d think that last spring’s Supreme Court ruling on direct shipping unleashed a deluge of alcohol across state borders. Nothing could be further from the truth.