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Patent No. 4071160A: Insulated Beer Keg Container

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 19:04
Today in 1978, US Patent 4071160 A was issued, an invention of Carl J. Vick, assigned to Keg-Tainer, Inc., for his “Insulated Beer Keg Container.” Here’s the Abstract: A container adapted to receive a beer keg includes a cup-like top section fitting telescopically into the upper...

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Patent No. 4801462A: Copper Heat Exchange Tubes

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 08:30
Today in 1989, US Patent 4801462 A was issued, an invention of Arthur Tonna, assigned to The Stroh Brewery Company, for his “Copper Heat Exchange Tubes.” Here’s the Abstract: Wort, heated to boiling in a brew kettle, is continuously withdrawn from the brew kettle and passed...

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Beer In Ads #1451: It’s The Little Things That Make Life Friendly

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 21:53
Friday’s ad is another one for Budweiser, from 1941. So if you thought Budweiser advertising with a puppy was a recent phenomenon, your were wrong, as demonstrated by this World War 2-era ad. And not just one, but five adorable puppies. The ads end with this gem. “And there’s...

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Patent No. 3713839A: Fermentation Process

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 20:06
Today in 1973, US Patent 3713839 A was issued, an invention of Cavit Akin, Jacques J. Delente, Erik Krabbe, and Elmer Lueckerath, for their “Fermentation Process.” Here’s the Abstract: The process of handling fermenting medium such that the carbon dioxide released during...

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Patent No. 3366033A: Brewing Of Beer

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 15:07
Today in 1968, US Patent 3366033 A was issued, an invention of Laurence Robert Bishop, assigned to Watney Combe Reid & Co Ltd, for his “Brewing of Beer.” There’s no Abstract, but the description states that the invention is not so much a new method for the brewing of beer —...

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New Study Shows Chemical In Beer Prevents Alzheimer’s And Parkinson’s

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:21
A new study conducted in China suggests that “beer is good for the brain.” According to to an article in the Inquisitr, here’s why. “The beer draws its superpowers from hops, the female flowers of the hop plant Humulus lupulus, which are used primarily as a flavoring and...

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Patent No. 3366270A: Pull Tab For Easy Opening Can End

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 13:54
Today in 1968, US Patent 3366270 A was issued, an invention of Nick S. Khoury, assigned to Continental Can Co., for his “Pull Tab for Easy Opening Can End.” There’s no Abstract, but the description states that the “invention relates to a pull tab wherein in the initial...

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Super Bowl Advertising Through The Years

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:10
The Wall Street Journal, in their Life & Culture section, took a look at the commercials during the big game next week in Super Bowl Ads Turn Serious. The 100 million-plus viewers expected Sunday will see a host of emotion-rich commercials that tug on the heartstrings or take on problems....

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Patent No. 642460A: Apparatus For Producing Wort, Hop-Beer, Washing Filter-Pulp, &c.

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 09:02
Today in 1900, US Patent 642460 A was issued, an invention of Emil Kersten, for his “Apparatus for Producing Wort, Hop-Beer, Washing Filter-Pulp, &c.” There’s no Abstract, but the description states the “object of the invention is to provide a new and improved apparatus...

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Beer In Ads #1450: The Chief Of All

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 22:00
Thursday’s ad is for Budweiser, from 1910. This is an old ad, when clearly sensitivities were different. But check out the questionable ad copy, which few probably even thought twice about over 100 years ago. “Just as the American Indian chose his chieftain for deeds of valor in war,...

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Cardboard Beer Bottles?

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 15:24
Well here’s a strange one. The Drinks Business is reporting that Carlsberg has created a new bottle made of “sustainably sourced wood-fiber” and “all materials used in the bottle, including the cap, will be developed using bio-based and biodegradable materials.” Known...

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Patent No. 3788538A: Beer Carton

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:39
Today in 1974, US Patent 3788538 A was issued, an invention of William A. Kuenzi, assigned to Miller Brewing, for his “Beer Carton.” Here’s the Abstract: The entry of light into the interior of a beer carton through the handholes thereof is prevented by flaps, one of which is...

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Beer In Ads #1449: The Full-Taste Beer

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 22:22
Wednesday’s ad is for Schmidt’s, from 1963. “Time for Fun … Time for Schmidt’s The Full-Taste Beer.” It certainly does look like they’re having a lot of fun, fishing aboard the “Life of Riley” charter boat. But what exactly is “full-taste...

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Patent No. 692170A: Apparatus For Aerating Wort And Improving The Quality Of Yeast

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 21:40
Today in 1902, US Patent 692170 A was issued, an invention of Max Wallerstein and Hans H. Freund, for their “Apparatus for Aerating Wort and Improving the Quality of Yeast.” There’s no Abstract, but this is from the description. Our invention relates to apparatus for aerating Wort...

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The Ultimate Beer Glass Guide

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 18:22
Okay, the title may be more hyperbole than actual fact, but it’s a decent starter of common beer glassware. Some of the information seems overly generalized, as well, but it provides a decent explanation of each beer glass type. It was created by a hangover cure marketed in Australia called...

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Patent No. 2229875A: The Art Of Wort Cooling

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 13:13
Today in 1941, US Patent 2229875 A was issued, an invention of Robert Schwarz and Fred L.A. Schmidt, for their “Art of Wort Cooling.” There’s no Abstract, but here’s the general idea. Generally speaking, the invention involves cooling the wort by evaporation in a cycle which...

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Firestone Walker To Introduce Cans

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:59
Firestone Walker Brewing announced today that they will be offering three more of their beers in cans shortly. According to the press release, “Union Jack (IPA), Easy Jack (session IPA) and Pivo (hoppy pilsner) [are] all being introduced in six packs starting in mid February.” From the...

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Patent No. 135245A: Improvement In Brewing Beer And Ale

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 07:27
Today in 1873, US Patent 135245 A was issued, an invention of Louis Pasteur, for his “Improvement in Brewing Beer and Ale.” There’s no Abstract, but Pasteur explains in the description that this is a “process of brewing without the presence in the wort of atmosphericair, my...

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Beer In Ads #1448: Heineken’s Bier

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 22:07
Tuesday’s ad is for Heineken, from maybe the 1950s. It’s simply a beautiful blonde staring longingly at a glass of beer. Who’s thirsty now? The post Beer In Ads #1448: Heineken’s Bier appeared first on Brookston Beer Bulletin.

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The Next Session Goes To A Beer Festival

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 18:34
For our 96th Session, our host is Joan Villar-i-Martí, who writes Birraire, which is also his nickname. He’s asking us all to attend a beer festival, either in person or virtually, and take a position on one or the other, or even somewhere in between on this question, which, if you...

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