An ice-cold light lager in the heat of the outback. For many, this is the idea of Australia and its drinking culture. Foster’s and Tooheys, the quintessential drop for the Crocodile Dundee stereotype of Aussie manhood. It’s a country you’d visit for almost everything but the beer. It’s true that Aussies enjoy a beer on the... View Article
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Beer Travelers - Full Pints January 1, 2012 - Brian Yaeger
Until Great Britain took up mash paddles, brewing was a continental endeavor. But once it spread from ancient Sumer (present-day Iraq) to the lands of Bavaria and Bohemia, it didn’t take long for the know-how to leap across watery barriers to the United Kingdom and, obviously, the United States. When cold and rainy winter months... View Article
Full Pints - Travel Features September 1, 2009 - Roger Protz
If you’ve ever had the misfortune to pass through London’s Heathrow airport, you’ll have experienced the grim-faced passport control officials. Without a word, they grab your passport, look at the photo, glare at your face, hand back the document and wave you silently on your way.
Full Pints - Live Beer - Travel - Travel Features America is showing Aussies what should be Australian for beer. September 1, 2008 - Matt Kirkegaard
Americans who are told that Fosters is “Australian for beer” may scratch their heads with confusion when they land on our shores expecting to be greeted with barbequed shrimp and “Australia’s beer.” They would be hard-pressed to find the blue, white and gold label during their visit Downunder and they definitely won’t find the famous... View Article
Full Pints - Travel Features Australia's Indies Carve Out a Niche July 1, 2000 - Martin Morse Wooster
The regional independents occupy the healthiest niche in the brewing industry today. While micros and brewpubs are folding almost as fast today as they popped up in the early and mid-1990’s, and while big commercial breweries scramble for gimmicks to boost flat sales, the regional independents continue to grow, though carefully.