Tag: brewing

The Taproom: Shen Hou

“German Beer and the Making of a New China” By Shen Hou The first commercial filmed in China was a 1947 effort to sell Tsingtao Beer, one of the world’s most famous brands. “Tsingtao” is an older spelling of the name “Qingdao,” the city…

The Taproom: Malcolm F. Purinton

“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 colonialism professor asked me during my master’s degree. “I can do that?!” I replied. The possibility of researching and writing…

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…

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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…