On June 26, 1975, Anchor Brewing Co. in San Francisco bottled 530 cases of what its owner, Fritz Maytag, called Liberty Ale. It had been released in draft in April to mark the 200th anniversary of Paul Revere’s ride through Greater Boston. Ironically enough, given its commemoration of the start of the American Revolution, complete... View Article
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Acitelli on History - Blogs - Web Only June 26, 2014 - Tom Acitelli
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 - Stylistically Speaking July 1, 2008 - K. Florian Klemp
Amidst the clamorous American microbrewery scene resides the modest, ubiquitous and steady pale ale. It is essentially the beer that launched the revolution in America, and is a mainstay on nearly every craft brewer’s call of roll. The English sibling, though different, is a bastion of the brewer’s craft and a favorite among cask ale... View Article
Full Pints - Stylistically Speaking January 1, 2006 - K. Florian Klemp
Born during the Industrial Revolution, out of necessity and fueled by novelty, India pale ale is the subject of a 300-year-old saga that remains an unfinished book. The abridged version of British brewers sending their hoppy, fortified pale ales to troops in India is merely the veneer of this rich legacy.
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.