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Beer In Ads #3201: Oktoberfest 2017

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 23:40
Sunday’s ad is for the Munich Oktoberfest, from 2017. From the late 1800s until the 1970s, poster art really came into its own, and in Europe a lot of really cool posters, many of them for breweries, were produced. This poster is for the Munich Oktoberfest, which began September 21 and runs...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Charles N. Hamm

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 22:25
Today is the birthday of Charles N. Hamm (December 8, 1886-October 16, 1918). This is one of the brewer’s birthdays I know the absolute least about. What little I know came from a snippet from a genealogical page about the family that bought the Hamm’s family brewery in 1932, although...

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Beer Birthday: Peter Licht

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 15:53
Today is the 53rd birthday of Peter Licht, brewmaster at Hermitage Brewing. Peter grew up in Rochester, New York but came to California to attend the master brewers program at U.C. Davis in 1994, and ended up staying in the Bay Area. When I first met him, he was brewing at Coast Range Brewing in...

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Historic Beer Birthday: John Weyand

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 09:18
Today is the birthday of John A. Weyand (December 8, 1859-1907). He was the son of Christian Weyand, who founded what would become the Christian Weyand Brewing Co., which remained in business until closed by prohibition in 1920. This biography of Weyland os from “Our County and its people: A...

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Beer In Ads #3200: Oktoberfest 2016 Third Place

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 23:19
Saturday’s ad is for the Munich Oktoberfest, from 2016, though it’s not the official poster for that year. This one was the third-place winner from that year’s contest to choose the official poster. From the late 1800s until the 1970s, poster art really came into its own, and...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Christian William Feigenspan

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 17:08
Today is the birthday of Christian William Feigenspan (December 7, 1876-February 7, 1939). His father, Christian Benjamin Feigenspan, was born in Thuringia, Germany but moved his family to New Jersey and founded the C. Feigenspan Brewing Company of Newark in 1875, though at least one source says...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Theodor Schwann

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 09:25
Today is the birthday of Theodor Schwann (December 7, 1810–January 11, 1882). He “was a German physiologist. His many contributions to biology include the development of cell theory, the discovery of Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system, the discovery and study of pepsin, the...

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Beer In Ads #3199: Oktoberfest 2016 Runner Up

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 23:16
Friday’s ad is for the Munich Oktoberfest, from 2016, though it’s not the official poster for that year. This one was the runner-up from that year’s contest to choose the official poster. From the late 1800s until the 1970s, poster art really came into its own, and in Europe a lot...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Henry Rahr Jr.

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 20:49
Today is the birthday of Henry Rahr Jr. (December 6, 1865-September 24, 1909). He was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the son of Henry Rahr, who founded the East River Brewery in Green Bay. When his sons were old enough, he brought them into the business, and in 1891, when Henry Sr. died, Henry Jr....

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Historic Beer Birthday: Henry Liebmann

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 12:05
Today is the birthday of Henry Liebmann (December 6, 1836-March 27, 1915). He was born Heinrich Liebmann in Schmiedelfeld, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. His father owned the Castle Schmiedelfeld, but when Henry was four, the family moved to Ludwigsburg and operated the Zum Stern Inn there, which...

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St. Nicholas: Patron Saint of Brewers

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 11:00
While St. Nicholas is best known — in America, at least — for wearing red and white and giving presents to Children each December 25, he’s actually the patron saint for a number of professions, places and afflictions. His feast day is not actually Christmas Day, but almost three weeks earlier...

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Beer Birthday: Natalie Cilurzo

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 08:50
Today is the 51st birthday of Natalie Cilurzo, co-founder of Russian River Brewing, and the woman who makes everything run smoothly at both the brewpub and the new production brewery. You’d be hard-pressed to find a nicer person in the beer world, and though she spent many years working with...

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Beer In Ads #3198: Oktoberfest 2016

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 23:42
Thursday’s ad is for the Munich Oktoberfest, from 2016. From the late 1800s until the 1970s, poster art really came into its own, and in Europe a lot of really cool posters, many of them for breweries, were produced. This poster is for the Munich Oktoberfest, which began...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Jacob Leinenkugel Jr.

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 21:38
Today is the birthday of Jacob Leinenkugel Jr. (December 5, 1893-February 12, 1935). He is the son of Jacob Leinenkugel, who in 1867, along with John Miller, co-founded the Spring Brewery in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. In 1884, Jacob bought out Miller and the name was changed to the Jacob...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Henry Bartholomay

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 12:30
Today is the birthday of Henry Bartholomay (1829-September 3, 1906). He was born in Frankfurt, Germany, into a brewing family. In 1850 he came to America and two years later, in 1852, he opened the Phillip Will and Henry Bartholomay Brewery in Rochester, New York. Five years later he bought out his...

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Beer In Ads #3197: Oktoberfest 2015 Third Place

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 23:41
Wednesday’s ad is for the Munich Oktoberfest, from 2015, though it’s not the official poster for that year. This one I believe is the third place winner from that year’s contest to choose the official poster. From the late 1800s until the 1970s, poster art really came into its...

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Beer Birthday: Christian DeBenedetti

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 20:46
Today is the 46th birthday of fellow beer writer and brewery owner Christian DeBenedetti. In 2011, he wrote The Great American Ale Trail and you can check out a lot of his other work online. His latest project is building a brewery on his family’s property, Springbrook Farm, and it’s...

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Anderson Valley Brewing Bought By Local Nanobrewer

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 16:36
Today’s Anderson Valley Brewing Co. announced their sale to Kevin McGee, a Healdsburg attorney and for many years the owner/proprietor of Healdsburg Beer Co., a side business nano-brewery he ran out of his garage. He’d been running that brewery since 2007, and only sold his beer locally...

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Beer Birthday: Bob Brewer

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 10:11
Today is the 71st birthday of Bob Brewer, longtime brewery rep. for Anchor Brewing. For many years, he worked from southern California, circling the country with the entire nation his territory (the only exception being the Bay Area) representing Anchor beers. More recently, he moved back to the...

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Beer In Ads #3196: Oktoberfest 2015 Runner Up

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 23:43
Tuesday’s ad is for the Munich Oktoberfest, from 2015, though it’s not the official poster for that year. This one was the runner-up from that year’s contest to choose the official poster. From the late 1800s until the 1970s, poster art really came into its own, and in Europe a...

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