Pat Conway recalls the visit to the Great Lakes Brewing gift shop by an uber-fan late in 2012. “This one guy offered us $3,000 on the spot for 60 cases of Great Lakes Christmas Ale,” remembers Conway, co-founder of the Cleveland brewery. While the final purchase was scaled back some, the anecdote demonstrates the price... View Article
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What's Brewing March 24, 2014 - Terri Allan
Brewing Features - Full Pints Debunking the Misperceptions of Craft Beer in Cans August 1, 2013 - Tom Acitelli
Chief Oshkosh Red Lager was about to go national. It had found a distribution and marketing partner, and was ready to bust out of Wisconsin. Jeff Fulbright, the founder and president of the brewing company behind Chief Oshkosh, Mid-Coast Brewing, excitedly placed the beer in a spectrum that showed both his ambition and confidence. “The... View Article
Full Pints - History An Inside Look at the Pioneering Days of American Craft Beer July 1, 2013 - Tom Acitelli
One day in August, 1965, a 27-year-old former graduate student in Japanese studies at Stanford walked into his favorite bar, the Old Spaghetti Factory in San Francisco’s trendy North Beach neighborhood. He ordered his usual: an Anchor Steam. The bar’s owner, a World War II veteran and local eccentric named Fred Kuh, ambled over. “You... View Article
Full Pints - Styles Features Creating the World's Biggest Beers November 1, 2009 - Greg Kitsock
You might call them craft beer’s nuclear club. We’re talking about breweries that have pushed the alcohol content of beer past 20 percent by volume, through the process of fermentation alone.
Full Pints - Pull Up A Stool Founder, Boston Beer Company, Boston, MA September 1, 2006 - Julie Johnson
How did you decide to get into brewing? One might have to ask, why did it take me so long? My grandfather was a brewmaster. My father went to Siebel in 1948. His timing was terrible: he got out of brewmasters’ school when there were probably 800 breweries in the United States. But what they... View Article
Culture - Full Pints - Live Beer November 1, 2005 - Stan Hieronymus
When New Yorker magazine publishes cartoons about the price of beer and the Wall Street Journal runs front-page stories about high-priced beers, beer drinkers in America’s heartland should start to get nervous. Trend spotters guaranteed higher prices at the moment they labeled beer an “affordable luxury.”
Full Pints - Live Beer - People The Brewers Behind the Awards September 1, 2004 - Julie Johnson Bradford
In his scant nine years as a professional brewer, Matt Brynildson has worked for one award-winning brewery after another: Goose Island in Chicago, SLO Brewing in California, Firestone Walker in California.
Full Pints - History - Learn Beer The Fire Never Died May 1, 2004 - Greg Kitsock
So many trends—from Starbucks coffee to grunge music to gourmet pizza with capers and duck sausage—started on the West Coast that it’s enough to give some East Coast residents an inferiority complex.