Category: The Taproom

The Taproom: Matthew Bellamy

The Taproom is a monthly series that explores the rich history of all things beer. It is curated by Pavla Šimková. “The Birth and Quick Death of Canada’s First Commercial Brewery, 1671–1675” By Matthew Bellamy Few nations are more blessed by nature than Canada when it…

The Taproom: Dotan Halevy

The Taproom is a monthly series that explores the rich history of all things beer. It is curated by Pavla Šimková. “Gaza’s Happy Hour? When Late Ottoman Palestine Met the Victorian Drinking Culture” By Dotan Halevy If we could travel back in time to the…

The Taproom: Shen Hou

The Taproom is a monthly series that explores the rich history of all things beer. It is curated by Pavla Šimková. “German Beer and the Making of a New China” By Shen Hou The first commercial filmed in China was a 1947 effort to sell…

The Taproom: Richard W. Unger

The Taproom is a monthly series that explores the rich history of all things beer. It is curated by Pavla Šimková. “The Brewing Boom of the Middle Ages” By Richard W. Unger Until 1200, beer brewing in Europe was largely a small-scale affair. Hops soon…

The Taproom: Robert Terrell

The Taproom is a monthly series that explores the rich history of all things beer. It is curated by Pavla Šimková. “The Reinheitsgebot: Between German Consumer Culture and the European Market” By Robert Terrell On 15 July, 1987, West German federal president Richard von Weizsäcker…

The Taproom: Malcolm F. Purinton

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

The Taproom: Jeffrey Pilcher

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

The Taproom: Susan Gauss

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

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…