In the often-trendy brewing industry, it is rather ironic that venerable beer styles are rediscovered and brought to the forefront from time to time and given their due. Such is the current situation with Belgian beers. Quirky, with an air of mystery, Belgian beers are a world unto themselves, but none carry more mystique than... View Article
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Book Reviews - Full Pints January 1, 2006 - K. Florian Klemp
Book Reviews - Full Pints September 1, 2005 - Julie Johnson Bradford
Martyn Cornell’s engaging and serious book, Beer: The Story of the Pint, set me to wondering about this universally popular beverage and the cohort of people—neither producers of beer, nor solely consumers of beer—who want to study, write about, and read about the stuff.
Book Reviews - Full Pints January 1, 2005 - Gregg Glaser
Finally, a beer book that doesn’t labor over beer styles and mind-numbing tasting notes. Ken Wells has written a witty, informative, easy-to-read book from the perspective of a non-beer geek. Better yet, he writes with a reporter’s eye for interesting details not just about the subject, but also about things to the right and left... View Article
Full Pints - History September 1, 2004 - Roger Protz
There’s a joke going the rounds of the British brewing industry that runs like this: “What do you call Scottish & Newcastle Breweries now that it doesn’t have breweries in either Scotland or Newcastle? Answer: Ampersand Breweries, because that’s all that’s left.”
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
Brewing Instructions - Full Pints - Recipes November 1, 2003 - Randy Mosher
I have a conflicted view of beer styles. As historical artifacts, beer styles are endlessly fascinating to study. They generally represent confluences—and compromises—of technology, agriculture, cuisine and geology that make the most of what a region has to offer. This means that existing styles are usually quite wonderful to drink, and I’m all for that.
Full Pints - Live Beer - Travel - Travel Features September 1, 2003 - Julie Johnson Bradford
Life awakens before dawn in Bangkok, along the Chao Phraya River—the River of Kings—that bisects the city. Bridges hum with automobile traffic that will turn into a modern jam once morning comes. The passenger ferries are quiet, waiting for first light to bring commuters from the older quarter of Thonburi on the west side to... View Article
Beer Enthusiast - Full Pints July 1, 2003 - Fred Eckhardt
A few days ago, I listened to Moira Gunn interviewing an author on her public radio program, “Tech Nation,” about what technology to expect in the next 50 years. That set me to thinking: what will the craft beer revolution that we have so carefully nurtured be like in 2053?
Full Pints - History - Learn Beer How Taxes Have Changed Our Beer May 1, 2003 - Alan Moen
Like it or not, taxes are a fact of life (or death, as some would say). They have been imposed on citizens by governments for centuries, and breweries and their beers have long been a favorite tap for government revenue.