Category: The Taproom

Empire in a Bottle: Tales of a Beer Historian

The Taproom is a monthly series that explores the rich history of all things beer. It is curated by Pavla Šimková. By Malcolm F. Purinton “Why don’t you write your literature review about alcohol?” my African colonialism professor asked me during my master’s degree. “I… Continue Reading “Empire in a Bottle: Tales of a Beer Historian”

The Global Invention of Lager Beer

The Taproom is a monthly series that explores the rich history of all things beer. It is curated by Pavla Šimková. By Jeffrey Pilcher “Around the World in 80 Beers.” It’s an arresting image of the globalization of beer. This map on the PureTravel website… Continue Reading “The Global Invention of Lager Beer”

Un trago amargo—A Bitter Drink: Beer, Water, and Globalization

The Taproom is a monthly series that explores the rich history of all things beer. It is curated by Pavla Šimková. By Susan Gauss *(Featured image courtesy of Banco de imágenes de Mexicali Resiste) A truck drives down the street in Zaragoza, Coahuila, its loudspeaker… Continue Reading “Un trago amargo—A Bitter Drink: Beer, Water, and Globalization”

Welcome to the Taproom

“Everyone’s Favorite Topic: Beer and the Rest of the World” By Pavla Šimková When I started doing research in beer history, I had no idea what I was getting into. I doubt there is a beer pun in the world I haven’t heard yet. People… Continue Reading “Welcome to the Taproom”