Tag: beer

The Taproom: Robert Terrell

“The Reinheitsgebot: Between German Consumer Culture and the European Market” By Robert Terrell On 15 July, 1987, West German federal president Richard von Weizsäcker received a letter from one Andreas Z., which began: “Much has been written about the Reinheitsgebot lately.” Indeed, recent press…

The Taproom: Jeffrey Pilcher

“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. This map on the PureTravel website depicts each country according to its bestselling or iconic national brand: from Budweiser in…

The Taproom: Susan Gauss

“Un trago amargo—A Bitter Drink: Beer, Water, and Globalization” By Susan Gauss A truck drives down the street in Zaragoza, Coahuila, its loudspeaker reminding residents to conserve water or face fines. Local farmers also feel the pain, as they scale back planting due to…

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“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…