"I will make it felony to drink small beer." — "Henry IV, Part 2."
If he had his way, Shakespeare — or at least his memorable character, Jack Cade, who declared his contempt for weak beer — would be filing criminal charges on the f... Full story
Kristall weiss: A filtered version of hefeweizen.
If that definition doesn't just make your skin crawl, well, you are a cold, heartless turtle. Why would anyone intentionally take one of the world's most-treasured beer styles — a variety whose... Full story
In most of America, "beer run" means one thing: darting out to buy beer for the night. It is a common term understood by pretty much everyone.
Except in the Southwest.
In the Southwest, "beer run" means heading to the 7-11 or the nearest convenienc... Full story
On St. Patrick's Day, nearly every bar pours Guinness and cloaks itself in shamrocks. But is that enough to be an Irish pub?
This is no matter for idle pondering while the foam drops from your stout. In fact, it was the central theme of the first Am... Full story
Every few months, another article hits the news columns proclaiming the health benefits of beer.
Personally, I've always figured this was just the Republicans' idea of healthcare reform: Who needs a single-payer system when you've got a sixpack in t... Full story
Where would lovers of the world's strongest, darkest beers be without a thin, pale German teenager named Sophia Augusta Frederica?
Without her, one of the great chapters of brewing history might not exist. There'd be no stouts named Old Rasputin or ... Full story
We don't pay much attention to bubbles in our beer, unless they're foaming over the coffee table.
When it comes to beer pleasure, though, bubbles are right up there with color, aroma, flavor, body and buzz. So, with the help of Roger Barth, Ph.D., a... Full story
Bud Light Platinum is either completely deceptive advertising or evidence that the beer industry is now presided over by postmodern literalists of the Orwellian order.
I'll grant that there's some actual Bud in this bottle, though its sweet, fizzy f... Full story
Black IPAs are so 2011.
Last year's hot new style — which exploded in popularity before beer gurus could even settle on a proper name (Cascadian Dark Ale? American Black Ale?) — is already getting shoved to the side by a new crop of Indi... Full story
When did the Super Bowl become an excuse to sell junk to beer drinkers?
I'm not talking about beer itself, for it goes without saying that plenty of cold suds are a necessary lubricant for the 12 or so hours you'll be spending in front of the widesc... Full story