What came first: The beer or the bread?

In anthropological circles, debate rages over whether beer was responsible for the birth of civilization One of the big questions of human history is what was the catalyst that prompted humankind to largely give up their hunter/gatherer ways and settle […]

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Beware the snakebite

When I was 20, I found myself working behind the bar at the filthiest, sweatiest subterranean pub in Brisbane, Australia. Despite the fact that we had 16 draft taps, we only carried two types of beer—both of which were lagers—and […]

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