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Jay R. Brooks on Beer
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Bagby Beer Almost Open

4 hours 18 min ago
A little over a week ago I was in San Diego to take part on a panel at the Beer Bloggers Conference. After my participation was over, I was keen to see the progress Jeff and Dande Bagby were making on their new brewery, Bagby Beer Co., so I drove out to Oceanside to see […] The post Bagby...

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Beer In Ads #1300: The Beer Industry … It Helps Support A Million Families

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:01
Monday’s Labor Day ad is another one from the United Brewers Industrial Foundation, again from 1939. This was well before the “Beer Belongs” series, and just before World War II. An unseen figure, the disembodied personification of the beer industry, holds a beer tray in his hand...

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Happy Labor Day: Beer Creates Jobs

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 19:16
Happy Labor Day everybody. I thought this was a good day to highlight a press release from the Beer Institute about “how one job inside a brewery supports another 45 jobs outside. From farmers to factory workers, and truck drivers to tavern owners, beer puts people to work.” It’s...

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Beer In Ads #1299: I Buy My Beer From A Foundation Member … Do You?

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 22:33
Sunday’s ad is still another one from the United Brewers Industrial Foundation, also from 1939. This was well before the “Beer Belongs” series, and just before World War II. In some ways, this is a strange one, asking consumers to care if the brewers’ beer they’re...

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Moonlighting At Moonlight: The Hop Harvest 2014

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:22
For a number of years, the winding down of summer brings one of my favorite traditions: hop harvest. Brian Hunt, from nearby Moonlight Brewing — the best brewer you’ve probably never heard of unless you’re from the Bay Area — has a quarter-acre of hops planted on his brewery property,...

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Beer In Ads #1298: Raise An Extra Million Dollars A Day? WHO, ME?

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 21:42
Saturday’s ad is yet another one from the United Brewers Industrial Foundation, also from 1939. This was well before the “Beer Belongs” series, and just before World War II. This one ran in Life magazine, and is an extension of their earlier ads about how much taxes are paid by...

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Beer In Ads #1297: 15 Billion Pounds Of Farm Products!

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:28
Friday’s ad is yet another one from the United Brewers Industrial Foundation, again from 1939. This was well before the “Beer Belongs” series, and just before World War II. This one talks about the fact that in the six years since prohibition, brewers used over 15 billion pounds...

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Beer Birthday: Jim Woods

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:15
Today is the birthday of Jim Woods, founder of MateVeza, an organic brewer headquartered in San Francisco. I first met Jim when we were classmates at U.C. Davis for the brewing short course before he launched his unique business. All Jim’s beers are made with Yerba Mate, a South American herb...

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How’d You Really Get That Drink?

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:15
Navigating the maze of state liquor laws is a challenge for anybody, but especially any bar, restaurant or brewery trying to do business in many, if not every, one of the states. A Chicago law firm, the Hays Firm LLC, with a practice area in Restaurant and Bar Services, created an interesting...

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Beer In Ads #1296: Thanks For The Job

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:49
Thursday’s ad is yet another one from the United Brewers Industrial Foundation, also from 1939. This was well before the “Beer Belongs” series, and just before World War II. This one ran in Life magazine, using a precursor to the “America’s Beverage of...

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Beer Birthday: Mike “Tasty” McDole

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:16
Today is also the birthday of living legend Mike “Tasty” McDole, homebrewer extraordinaire, and one time co-host of “The Jamil Show,” or “Can You Brew It?” and a regular still on the “Sunday Show.” on The Brewing Network. Tasty would never refer to...

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Sonoma State To Offer Beer Course

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:03
So this is great news, and feels even a little bit overdue, though to be fair I may be a little biased, as you’ll soon see. With craft beer persuading people that good beer is every bit as complex and worthy of respect as wine or whiskey, Sonoma State University, in partnership with Lagunitas...

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Beer Birthday: Carolyn Smagalski

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:29
Today is Carolyn Smagalski’s birthday. Carolyn’s a beer writer from Pennsylvania — not sure what it is about Pennsylvania and beer writing — who writes for BellaOnline. Her nickname is the Beer Fox and she does a terrific job spreading he gospel of great beer. Join me in wishing Carolyn...

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Beer In Ads #1295: Bill For Taxes

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:02
Wednesday’s ad is another one from the United Brewers Industrial Foundation, also from 1939. This was well before the “Beer Belongs” series, and just before World War II. Showing a simple bill template, with a lot of negative space for impact, makes the point just a few years...

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Beer Birthday: Fred Bowman

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:10
Today is Fred Bowman’s 70th birthday. Fred co-founded the Portland Brewing Co., which was bought a few years ago byPyramid Breweries, which in turn was bought by Magic Hat and now recently again by North American Breweries. Fred continues to be very active in the craft beer community, and has...

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Beer In Ads #1294: Why Responsible Brewers Are Adopting This Symbol

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:32
Tuesday’s ad is from the United Brewers Industrial Foundation, from 1939. This was well before the “Beer Belongs” series, and just before World War II. It looks like it most likely was published in a trade magazine of some type rather than a consumer periodical. But I especially...

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Brookston & Porter

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:00
So you’ve probably noticed that one of the latest internet memes is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and money for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The idea involves “dumping a bucket of ice water on someone’s head to...

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Beer Birthday: Pete Reid

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 20:50
Today is Pete Reid’s 51st birthday. Pete is the publisher of Modern Brewery Age. I first met Pete a number of years ago at a Craft Brewers Conference but finally got to know him much better during a trip to Bavaria a few years back, where the two of us took a side trip to […] The post...

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Beer Birthday: Pete Slosberg

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:04
Today is my friend Pete Slosberg’s 64th birthday. Pete is, of course, best known for Pete’s Wicked Ales. After that he toyed with the idea of making barbecue but decided instead to make some incredible chocolates and had a small company, Cocoa Pete’s. A few years ago, I traveled...

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Beer In Ads #1293: Have You Ever Had A Glass Of Beer By Candlelight?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 23:22
Monday’s ad is from the United States Brewers Association, from the late 1950s. This was well after the “Beer Belongs” series, and even after the unnumbered ones the followed the “Home Life in America” series. It’s also by the United States Brewers Association...

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