July 15, 2011

Tap This: Central American Beer

by CJ Mattiola

I’ve traveled around most Central American countries over the past few years on surf trips and have tried pretty much all the local beers in each country I’ve visited. Right now I am in Panama and the beers here, like in other Central American countries, are all the same American-style pale light lagers. I have […]

March 7, 2009

Tap This: Lagers

by CJ Mattiola

They say the American lager is similar to having sex in a canoe… It’s damn near water. Last week in Beer 101 we talked about the two major categories of beer, ales and lagers. Many beer enthusiasts would argue that this is an evil beer that lacks flavor, is mass produced, and was unfortunately the […]