If you spend enough time beer traveling, the road will lead you to Wisconsin. It’s a place where the corner tavern is still a cherished institution, there are more craft breweries than any other state in the region, and every town seems to have a beer festival, an Oktoberfest, or both.
Beer Travelers - Full Pints March 1, 2007 - Paul Ruschmann
Book Reviews - Full Pints September 1, 2006 - Carl Miller
Do you know the exact date when the Merriam-Webster Dictionary first decreed the term “longneck” an official English word? Historian Gregg Smith does. And he’s sharing that morsel of beer trivia, and thousands of others, in his latest book, A Beer History: A Day at a Time Through the Year. Smith has made some memorable... View Article
Full Pints - Travel Features September 1, 2005 - Paul Ruschmann
As part of its silver anniversary celebration, All About Beer Magazine asked me to name my 25 favorite American beer cities. Lists like these invite controversy, which isn’t a bad thing. Differences of opinion make for good discussion and are amicably resolved over a pint or two.
Beer Talk January 1, 2005 - - -
Troutbrook Brewing Co. Hartford, CT Thomas Hooker founded Hartford in the early 17th century. This traditional Oktoberfest-style lager is brewed with Moravian 2-row, Munich Light, Carapils, Caramunich I and II, Vienna and wheat Malts, with Tettnang and Saaz hops. Alcohol (wt.): 4.7 Alcohol (vol.): 5.9 Color: 5 Bitterness: 16 Gravity: 1057
Beer Travelers - Full Pints November 1, 2004 - Paul Ruschmann
Can’t make it to this year’s Oktoberfest? Fear not. The other 349 days on Munich’s calendar are filled with events at which you can enjoy Bavarian food, beer and culture. According to Larry Hawthorne, the author of The Beer Drinker’s Guide to Munich, “every day is Oktoberfest somewhere.”
Full Pints - Pub Shop September 1, 2004 - Alan Moen
In Nick Park’s magical Wallace and Gromit short feature Claymation film, A Grand Day Out, his two characters are in a quandary about where to go for a holiday. “I know,” Wallace, says at last, staring at the moon, “We’ll go where there’s cheese!”
Beer Enthusiast - Full Pints March 1, 2003 - Fred Eckhardt
For some time now, the Slow Food people in my part of the world have acted as though beer did not exist. That’s OK, because until very recently I thought of them as an anti-McDonald’s group and not much else. I could sympathize with them, but I wasn’t ready to squander $60 of my ill-gotten... View Article