Ask your typical British beer drinker what Burton-on-Trent is famous for, and you might not get the answer you were expecting. They’ll probably frown, think for a second, then say, “Oh yeah, the FA Cup upset last year!”
Full Pints - Styles Features March 1, 2007 - Pete Brown
Full Pints - History January 1, 2005 - Roger Protz
If you appreciate fine beer and you plan to tour Europe, then the Czech Republic will be high on your list of places to visit. You had better hurry, though, for the entire European brewing tradition is under threat at the hands of global brewers.
Full Pints - History May 1, 2004 - Roger Protz
Lambic, one of the world’s most fascinating beer styles, is under threat. At the end of January, lambic brewers were due to meet with the Belgian government in an attempt to protect their production methods from a small army of bureaucrats from the European Commission who, determined to eradicate unhygienic food processing, could destroy a... View Article
Culture - Full Pints - Live Beer March 1, 2003 - Gregg Glaser
To start at the beginning, and not to create any more confusion than is necessary, there is no country named Holland. There used to be, years ago, but today North and South Holland are provinces in a country named the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Full Pints - History January 1, 2002 - Roger Protz
The PC’s thesaurus has come up with a magnificent silver dollar word. There I was, struggling with mess, muddle and botched, and all the while, a far better term was waiting for me: discombobulated. It sums up beautifully the state of the British brewing industry following a ruling by the Labor government.
Full Pints - History May 1, 2001 - Roger Protz
A mighty struggle has broken out for control of Britain’s best-known brewing group, Bass. As reported in AAB last year, the Belgian group Interbrew—best known for Stella Artois and Labatts lagers—bought both Whitbread’s and then Bass’s brewing capacities.
Culture - Full Pints The Good, the Bad and the Bubbly September 1, 2000 - Roger Protz
A crisis in English brewing? Surely not. Whatever else happened in the world of beer⎯global takeovers; mergers; loss of choice; increasingly dull, bland international lagers; and the inexorable march of Budweiser⎯there was always good old English ale to fall back on. Unique beer, wonderful beer, beer that left the brewery in unfinished form and quietly... View Article