40 Years in Beer, Part Thirty Five: Košice comes into view and the Zlatý...

Previously: 40 Years in Beer, Part Thirty Four: In 1991, a smoky Bamberg sojourn with Happy Helmut. On a sunny September morning in 1991, the...

My “40 Years in Beer” series is at a brief hiatus

My “40 Years in Beer” series has paused for a few weeks. Honestly, I’ve had little time to write lately; this will change once...

40 Years in Beer, Part Thirty Four: In 1991, a smoky Bamberg sojourn with...

Previously: 40 Years in Beer, Part Thirty-Three: Herzlich Willkommen in der Weltbierkulturerbe-Stadt Bamberg. Prior to the summer of 1991 and my first visit to Bamberg,...

40 Years in Beer, Part Thirty-Three: Herzlich Willkommen in der Weltbierkulturerbe-Stadt Bamberg

Previously: 40 Years in Beer, Part Thirty-Two: Vienna’s “Old Whisky Malt Waltz,” a precursor of beer revolutions to come. Keyboardist Robert Lamm of the venerable...

40 Years in Beer, Part Thirty-Two: Vienna’s “Old Whisky Malt Waltz,” a precursor of...

Previously: 40 Years in Beer, Part Thirty-One: Euro beer travel 1991, as history ends and begins again. In early 1991 I deigned to meet with...

40 Years in Beer, Part Thirty-One: Euro beer travel 1991, as history ends and...

To review, the F.O.S.S.I.L.S. homebrewing club was founded in September of 1990, and its members found a reliable home base in New Albany at...

40 Years in Beer, Part Thirty: F.O.S.S.I.L.S. rambunctious youth, budding internationalism, and a Patoka...

Previously: 40 Years in Beer, Part Twenty-Nine: The radicalization of F.O.S.S.I.L.S. (1990-91). F.O.S.S.I.L.S. was founded in September, 1990, and now we pick up the club’s...

40 Years in Beer, Part Twenty-Nine: The radicalization of F.O.S.S.I.L.S. (1990-91)

Previously: 40 Years in Beer, Part Twenty-Eight: The founding of F.O.S.S.I.L.S. in 1990. “You’re quite the polemicist. Have I told you why your Red Room...

40 Years in Beer, Part Twenty-Eight: The founding of F.O.S.S.I.L.S. in 1990

Previously: 40 Years in Beer, Part Twenty-Seven: Ladislav’s language — or, teaching credentials from a tiki bar in Ostrava. Today's installment requires a short introduction...

40 Years in Beer, Part Twenty-Seven: Ladislav’s language — or, teaching credentials from a...

Previously: 40 Years in Beer, Part Twenty-Six: From a 1990 portal, Sportstime Pizza to Rich O’s BBQ to NABC. Editor's note: The black and white photos...

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