Here’s beer’s quandary: when it claims its legitimate place as the most popular adult beverage, it also becomes the most despised and dumbed-down of beverages. When beer embraces all its diversity, it risks taking itself too seriously: it becomes precious and snooty.
Book Reviews - Full Pints July 1, 2004 - Staff
Book Reviews - Full Pints March 1, 2004 - Chuck Cook
Hardcover, $18.95, 128 pp. Heavenly Beers: a Taster’s Guide to Monastery Tradition Ales and Lager is an interesting book, the first I have seen that has attempted to cover all or most of the subject of monastic brewing. The book is informative and goes into intimate detail on some of the breweries covered, though not... View Article
Book Reviews - Full Pints March 1, 2004 - Rick Lyke
Gary Regan is a prolific writer. In addition to turning out columns for the San Francisco Chronicle, Wine Enthusiast Magazine and Bartender Magazine, he has written a number of noteworthy books, including The Book of Bourbon and Other Fine American Whiskeys, The Martini Companion, New Classic Cocktails and The Bartender’s Bible.
Book Reviews - Full Pints January 1, 2004 - Julie Bradford
For 75 years, we saw the New York stage through Al Hirschfeld’s eyes. His fluid pen-and-ink caricatures captured the essence of a performance with a style that was unmistakable: elegant, stylish, witty but never cruel. In the theatre pages of the New York Times, a Hirschfeld portrait was the mark of theatrical success.
Book Reviews - Full Pints January 1, 2004 - K. Florian Klemp
New York—a diverse state that hugs the Great Lakes—is home to the Adirondacks, the Hudson River Valley, and, of course, The Big Apple. Most anything can be experienced in the state of New York. The state also has a rich brewing history, and today it is home to many fine breweries and brewpubs, some of... View Article
Book Reviews - Full Pints January 1, 2004 - Rick Lyke
In the preface to American Still Life, drinks journalist F. Paul Pacult ac-knowledges that he was focused almost solely on wine until 1989, when he was given an assignment by the New York Times to write editorial copy for a special advertising section on Scotch whisky. Pacult’s world up to that point was pretty much... View Article
Book Reviews - Full Pints November 1, 2003 - K. Florian Klemp
Got the homebrewing thing down? Think you know a lot about fermenting? Think again. Beyond beer, cider, mead and wine, there’s a whole wide world of fermented foods and beverages. Lots of people dabble in sourdough and some make vinegar or yogurt. The production of each requires a similar set of skills. But there is... View Article
Book Reviews - Full Pints November 1, 2003 - William Bailey, Desi’s Dew Meadery
A necessary text for the experienced as well as the very-first-time amateur, The Compleat Meadmaker by Ken Schramm both humbles the reader and inspires awe. It is both comprehensive and comprehensible in all areas important to the mead maker.
Book Reviews - Full Pints November 1, 2003 - Staff
Twenty-four years ago, the very first issue of All About Beer Magazine mentioned recent research into alcohol and cardiac health. The conclusion: moderate alcohol consumption is good for you. People were surprised and skeptical.