The “40 Years in Beer” Compendium: links, previews, and coming attractions

(Updated on July 18, 2024) 40 Years in Beer is a memoir of my life and times in the beer business. The first of these...
40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 52: “Anheuser-Busch, Gone Home,” our classic 1997 victory lap

40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 52: “Anheuser-Busch, Gone Home,” our classic 1997...

Recent postcard, from Masné krámy’s website. Previously: 40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 51: Papazian sidesteps AB vs. Budvar by prohibiting FOSSILS from quoting him. As...
40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 51: Papazian sidesteps AB vs. Budvar by prohibiting FOSSILS from quoting him on it

40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 51: Papazian sidesteps AB vs. Budvar by...

Previously: 40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 50: Papazian goes AWOL as we contest AB’s aggression against Budvar. Around the same time in 1994 that...
40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 50: Papazian goes AWOL as we contest AB’s aggression against Budvar

40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 50: Papazian goes AWOL as we contest...

Communist-era beer advertising in Prague, 1997. Previously: 40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 49: Bluegrass Brewing Co. — an ideal brewpub? Also, the Lite-Free Zone. Beer...
40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 49: Bluegrass Brewing Co. — an ideal brewpub? Also, the Lite-Free Zone

40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 49: Bluegrass Brewing Co. — an ideal...

Previously: 40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 48: F.O.S.S.I.L.S. newsletter antics, Typo’s Brewpub, and True Beer Freedom. Author’s note: No images this time, just...
40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 48: F.O.S.S.I.L.S. newsletter antics, Typo’s Brewpub, and True Beer Freedom

40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 48: F.O.S.S.I.L.S. newsletter antics, Typo’s Brewpub, and...

Previously: 40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 47: A “special vacation” with Kölsch, Altbier and Roggenbier (1993). During the decade of the 1990s, the F.O.S.S.I.L.S....

Milk is liquid snot

(This article originally appeared at the former NA Confidential blog on January 16, 2017. The clauses have been rearranged.) I believe that drinking milk is...
40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 47: A “special vacation” with Kölsch, Altbier and Roggenbier (1993)

40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 47: A “special vacation” with Kölsch, Altbier...

Previously: 40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 46: Expansion culminating in espresso and the Red Room in 1993. Our “special vacation” in 1993 (as...
Roger G. Baylor (1925 – 2001)

Roger G. Baylor (1925 – 2001)

Roger George Baylor was born in 1925 and died on July 18, 2001, making him 35 years of age when I arrived in 1960....
40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 46: Expansion culminating in espresso and the Red Room in 1993

40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 46: Expansion culminating in espresso and the...

Previously: 40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 45: The Silo and Oertels, as well as a pivotal newspaper article (1992). There were two trips by...