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Beer In Ads #1359: Let Me Cool You Off

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 21:50
Thursday’s ad is for Budweiser, from 1951. This is from a series of billboard ads from around the same time I stumbled upon, though I’m sure the originals in color are more spectacular, though in case I’m a little glad it’s in black and white. In this ad for Budweiser,...

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Beer In Ads #1358: No Wonder It’s … Again

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:06
Wednesday’s ad is another one for Schlitz, also from 1950. This is from a series of billboard ads from around the same time I stumbled upon, though I’m sure the originals in color are more spectacular, though in case I’m a little glad it’s in black and white. In this ad for...

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Beer In Ads #1357: No Wonder It’s …

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:25
Tuesday’s ad is for Schlitz, from 1950. This is from a series of billboard ads from around the same time I stumbled upon, though I’m sure the originals in color are more spectacular, though in case I’m a little glad it’s in black and white. In this ad for Schlitz,...

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Beer In Ads #1356: Pointing The Way To Pleasure

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:51
Monday’s ad is for Drewrys, from 1950. This is from a series of billboard ads from around the same time I stumbled upon, though I’m sure the originals in color are more spectacular. In this ad for Drewrys Beer and Ale, they’re advertising their Canadian association using a...

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Beer Birthday: Richard Brewer-Hay

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 13:37
Today is the 39th birthday of Richard Brewer-Hay, co-founder (with his wife Allie) and brewer of San Francisco’s smallest almost brewery: the Elizabeth Street Brewery. Despite its size (it’s really more of a nanobrewery or even a picobrewery) and intermittent schedule, it was named two...

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Beer In Ads #1355: … Take Your ‘Pick’

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 23:24
Sunday’s ad is for Haffenreffer & Co., Inc., from 1946. This is from a series of billboard ads from around the same time I stumbled upon, though I’m sure the originals in color are more spectacular. In this ad for Pickwick Ale and Pickwick Ale Light, they’re advertising like...

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Beer Birthday: Glynn Phillips

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 17:00
Today is also the birthday of Glynn Phillips, owner of Rubicon Brewing in Sacramento, which just recently opened a production brewery not too far from the original brewpub. Glynn’s a great champion for craft beer and has done quite a lot for the cause. Glynn is also very active in both the...

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Beer Birthday: Armand Debelder

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 11:31
Today is the 63rd birthday of Armand Debelder, master blender and owner of Proef 3 Fonteinen — a.k.a. Drie Fonteinen — a lambic brewery and blendery making traditional geuze and kriek in Beersal, Belgium. According to their U.S. importer, Shelton Brothers: Drie Fonteinen is the only remaining...

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Beer In Ads #1354: Always Mighty Good

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:23
Saturday’s ad is for Hyde Park Beer, from 1946. This is from a series of billboard ads from around the same time I stumbled upon, though I’m sure the originals in color are more spectacular. In this Hyde Park Beer ad, they’re advertising Hyde Park Beer as “always mighty...

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Beer Birthday: Melissa Cole

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 09:39
Today is the 39th birthday of Melissa Cole, UK beer writer extraordinaire. I’d met Melissa first online and then in person at the Rake in London a few years ago. She’s also been coming over to our side of the pond to judge at both GABF and the World Beer Cup. She’s a great...

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Beer In Ads #1353: A Better Beer Naturally

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 22:03
Friday’s ad is for Gretz Beer, from 1951. This is from a series of billboard ads from the same year I stumbled upon, though I’m sure the originals in color are more spectacular. In this Gretz ad, they’re advertising it as “a better beer naturally.” I wonder what they...

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Beer In Ads #1352: Gimme Gold Label

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:55
Thursday’s ad is for Acme Beer, from 1951. This is from a series of billboard ads from the same year I stumbled upon, though I’m sure the originals in color are more spectacular. In this Acme ad for their Gold Label beer, they’re advertising it as a “new lighter, drier...

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Beer In Ads #1351: From The Land Of Sky Blue Waters

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:09
Wednesday’s ad is for Hamm’s, from 1951. This is from a series of billboard ads from the same year I stumbled upon, though I’m sure the originals in color are more spectacular. In this Hamm’s ad, using their iconic tagline “From the land of sky blue waters,”...

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When The Food Babe Talks, No Questions

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:24
This would almost be funny, if I didn’t consider her misinformation so dangerous. Oh, and a h/t to Maureen Ogle for this one. Dr. Kevin M. Folta, who is the chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida, writes on his blog, Illumination, about a recent visit...

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Beer Birthday: Jonathan Cutler

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:42
Today is the 42ND birthday of Jonathan Cutler, brewmaster/owner of Piece Brewing in Chicago. His brewpub makes great pizza and even better beer. Plus, he’s a terrific, fun person. He even got a shout-out at the Academy Awards a coiuple of years ago, when Quentin Tarantino said “Piece...

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Beer In Ads #1350: This Is How Beer Ought To Taste

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:27
Tuesday’s ad is for the Continental Can Company, from 1935, the year beer cans debuted. I love the innocent photo, and that tagline: “Say! This Is How Beer Ought To Taste!” And the can itself is priceless in its generic-ness, not to mention “Cap Sealed” and...

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Beer Birthday: Lucy Saunders

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:31
because beer is food: in cooking, at the table, and by the glass … So begins the website of beer cook Lucy Saunders, whose birthday is today. Lucy has done much to promote both cooking with beer and enjoying food with beer through her books and other writings. She’s a treasure, in more...

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Beer In Ads #1349: As Good To Your Taste As It Is To Your Thirst

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:44
Monday’s ad is for Rheingold Extra Dry Lager Beer, from 1964. How about the head on that mug? One down, one to go. And only a few more peanuts left. It really is “as good to your taste as it is to your thirst.” But buried in the text is a baseball reference, too....

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Keep Moving For The Next Session

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:53
For our 93rd Session, our host is Brian Devine, who writes The Roaming Pint, along with Maria Scarpello, and the pair “have been traveling around in their 29-foot RV, named Stanley, since August 2010 seeking out all kinds of great beer destinations.” For their topic, they’ve...

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Beer Birthday: Sean Paxton

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:42
Today is the 42nd birthday of Sean Paxton, a.k.a. The Homebrew Chef. Sean is a mad alchemist in the kitchen and puts on some wonderful food and beer spectacles. Plus he’s a terrific homebrewer, an even better human being and a great friend. Join me in wishing Sean a very happy birthday. At...

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