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Patent No. 4253878A: Light Protective Bottle Glass

1 hour 27 min ago
Today in 1981, US Patent 4253878 A was issued, an invention of Robert L. Weaver and Alastair M. Jamieson, assigned to The Molson Companies Limited, for their “Light Protective Bottle Glass.” Here’s the Abstract: A light protective bottle glass for use in beer bottles to prevent or...

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Beer Birthday, Part 56: Jay Brooks

4 hours 31 min ago
Today is my 56th birthday, and even though it’s still early in the day, as in previous years I’ve again been overwhelmed by an embarrassment of friends and colleagues wishing me a happy day via e-mail, Twitter and Facebook. My sincere thanks to one and all. Since it’s usually me...

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Patent No. 3123476A: Production Of Hopped Wort

6 hours 34 min ago
Today in 1964, US Patent 3123476 A was issued, an invention of Michael Edward Ash, assigned to Arthur Guinness Son and Company for his “Production of Hopped Wort.” Here’s the Abstract: The invention relates to the hopping of wort, a stage in the brewing process which takes place...

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Beer Birthday: Jeff Cioletti

6 hours 42 min ago
Today is the 43rd birthday of Jeff Cioletti, president of Drinkable Media and Editor-at-Large for Beverage World magazine. He’s been covering the business of beer for quite a long while. I run into Jeff at numerous industry events, and we’ve taken a press trip to Belgium. Join me in...

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Patent No. 3498313A: Beer Keg Tap

7 hours 44 min ago
Today in 1970, US Patent 3498313 A was issued, an invention of Daniel E. Belich, for his “Beer Keg Tap.” Here’s the Abstract: This application discloses a tap in which the portion of the tap from the head to the bottom of the keg may remain in place during merchandising. The user...

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Beer In Ads #1482: When You Make A Great Beer, You Don’t Have To Make A Great Fuss

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 22:32
Monday’s ad is for Heineken, from, I think, the early 1990s. I confess I don’t remember this ad campaign from Heineken, but I recently discovered that they had a reasonably long-running series of ads with the tagline “When You make a great beer, you don’t have to make a...

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Patent No. 2290089A2: Barley For Production Of Flavor-Stable Beverage

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:53
Today in 2011, US Patent 2290089 A2 was issued, an invention of Søren Knudsen, Lene Mølskov Bech, Klaus Breddam, Finn Lok, Ole Olsen, and Birgitte Skadhauge, assigned to Carlsberg A/S, for their “Barley for Production of Flavor-Stable Beverage.” Here’s the Abstract: According to...

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Craft Beer & Ale: A Parody of Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs & Ham

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 08:30
Today, of course, is the birthday of Theodore Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss. Five years ago my kids were on a Dr. Seuss kick and we read quite a few of his books multiple times, with Green Eggs & Ham emerging as the family favorite. I was playing around with the words one night, as I […] The...

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Patent No. 3171746A: Production Of Brewers’ Wort

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 08:25
Today in 1965, US Patent 3171746 A was issued, an invention of David Teignmouth Shore, for his “Production of Brewers’ Wort.” There’s no Abstract, but in the description Shore explains that his “invention relates to the production of brewers wort at the mashing stage...

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Beer In Ads #1481: March, The Month For Sowing Barley

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 22:35
Sunday’s ad is for the British ad campaign “Beer is Best,” from 1938. Part of “A Calendar of British Beer” from that year, March features a wonderful illustration of a farmer sowing his field with barley, and the text explains that this is the month for it, with some...

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Patent No. 4728010A: Keg Tapper

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 20:24
Today in 1988, US Patent 4728010 A was issued, an invention of Mack S. Johnston, for his “Keg Tapper.” Here’s the Abstract: A keg tapper for use with a keg having a neck with a closure valve carried therein and a flange with a tapered edge on the neck. An arrangement for attaching...

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Patent No. 2462930A: Keg Closure

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 17:35
Today in 1949, US Patent 2462930 A was issued, an invention of Victor Alvear, for his “Keg Closure.” There’s no Abstract, but the description claims that the “object of the present invention to provide a bung for a keg in which the stopper is a fixture on the keg and cannot...

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Beer Birthday: Danny Williams

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 17:20
Today would have been Danny Williams’ 56th birthday today, having been born exactly two days before yours truly in 1959. Unfortunately, Danny lost a battle with cancer a little over three years ago, and passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 23, 2012. For over a decade, Danny worked...

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Patent No. 2109489A: Liquid Filling Machine

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 10:28
Today in 1938, US Patent 2109489 A was issued, an invention of John Daniel Le Frank, assigned to the American Can Co., for his “Liquid Filling Machine.” There’s no Abstract, but the description states that the “present invention relates to a machine for filling cans with...

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Beer In Ads #1480: No Corn Or Corn Preparations

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 22:34
Saturday’s ad is for Anheuser-Busch, from 1892. Apparently shortly after the competition of a new brewhouse in St. Louis, they celebrated by sponsoring “pen and sunlight sketches of Omaha and environs” with this ad. One curious feature of the otherwise simple image ad, is this...

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Beer Birthday: Jeff Bell

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 15:35
Today is the 36th birthday of Jeff Bell, whose alter ego was, until a few years ago, Stonch, one of England’s best bloggers. He had retired from blogging to concentrate on his new job as landlord of a London pub, The Gunmakers, in Clerkenwell, a village in the heart of London. I stopped by to...

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Patent No. 254120A: Beer-Cooler

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:55
Today in 1882, US Patent 254120 A was issued, an invention of Patrick J. Daroy, for his “Beer-Cooler.” There’s no Abstract, but the description states that his “improvement relates to a device for cooling beer as it is drawn from the cask, by which it is cooled as it is...

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Beer Birthday: Knut Albert

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:12
Today, it’ also the 55th birthday of Knut Albert Solem from Oslo, Norway, who has one of the premiere beer blogs in Scandinavia, Knut Albert’s Beer Blog. Though I’ve never met him in person, we have corresponded a time or two through blog comments or e-mail and I certainly enjoy...

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Patent No. 1899203A: Combined Bottle Opener And Key Ring

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:11
Today in 1933, US Patent 1899203 A was issued, an invention of Joseph Charle Auguste Labreche, for his “Combined Bottle Opener and Key Ring.” There’s no Abstract, but the simple description states that the “invention pertains to a novel combined bottle opener and key ring...

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Beer Birthday: Jessica Jones

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 10:15
Today is, maybe and only kinda, the 31st birthday of Jessica Jones, COO of Ninkasi Brewing. I say maybe, because I’m guessing at her age, and oly kinda because her birthday is actually February 29, but as there’s no leap day this year then she can celebrate either today or tomorrow....

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