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Beer In Ads #2121: Foam Christmas Tree

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 22:52
Saturday’s holiday ad is for Natakhtari, a brewery in the Republic of Georgia, from 2014. It was founded in 1991, but was bought by the Turkish brewery Efes in 2008. In this ad, a very simple one, a nearly empty glass on a red background, and the residual beer foam left behind is in the...

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Patent No. 8601936B2: Combined Brewing System

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 20:47
Today in 2013, US Patent 8601936 B2 was issued, an invention of Ian Stuart Williams and Anders Gordon Warn, assigned to Williamswarn Holdings Limited, for their “Combined Brewing System.” Here’s the Abstract: A combined brewing system for small scale brewing of fermented alcoholic...

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Anchor Christmas Ale 2001

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 14:10
It’s day twenty-seven of my seasonal sashay to Christmas featuring all 42 labels from Anchor’s Christmas Ale — a.k.a. Our Special Ale — all different beers (well, mostly different) and all different labels, each one designed by local artist Jim Stitt, up to and including this...

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Beer Birthday: Jack Joyce

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 10:50
The original rogue, Jack Joyce, who founded Oregon Brewing — better known today as Rogue — would have celebrated his 73rd birthday today. Sadly, he passed away in late May of 2014. Join me in drinking a toast to Jack’s memory today. Jack (on right) at the Oregon Brewers Festival with Fred...

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Patent No. 551167A: Truck For Barrels Or Other Vessels

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 09:25
Today in 1895, US Patent 551167 A was issued, an invention of Henry A. Kobold, for his “Truck for Barrels or Other Vessels.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes these claims: My invention relates to a device for grasping kegs, barrels, casks, and other vessels...

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Beer In Ads #2120: Blue Ribbon North American Game Birds

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 22:16
Friday’s ad is for Pabst Blue Ribbon, from the 1980s. In this ad, a poster by Pabst, entitled “Blue Ribbon North American Game Birds,” it shows illustrations of nine popular game birds. Presumably it was intended to hang in bars frequented by hunters, or perhaps people who love...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Henry H. Rueter

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 17:43
Today is the birthday of Henry Hermann Rueter (December 9, 1832-November 27, 1899). He was born in Westphalia, Germany, but moved to Boston, Massachusetts. In 1867, along with Irishman John R. Alley, founded the Highland Spring Brewery. By 1885, they had moved to Heath & 165 Terrace Streets,...

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Patent No. 5694787A: Counter Top Beer Chilling Dispensing Tower

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 12:36
Today in 1997, US Patent 5694787 A was issued, an invention of Robert K. Cleleand and James M. Cleleand, for their “Counter Top Beer Chilling Dispensing Tower.” Here’s the Abstract: A counter top beer dispensing tower structure including a thermo insulating jacket structure with a top...

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Anchor Christmas Ale 2000

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 11:18
It’s day twenty-six of my seasonal sprint to Christmas featuring all 42 labels from Anchor’s Christmas Ale — a.k.a. Our Special Ale — all different beers (well, mostly different) and all different labels, each one designed by local artist Jim Stitt, up to and including this year’s...

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Patent No. 2863579A: Case Unloader With Bottle Rejecting Head

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 10:05
Today in 1958, US Patent 2863579 A was issued, an invention of George L.N. Meyer, for his “Case Unloader with Bottle Rejecting Head.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes these claims: This invention relates to a case unloader adapted to unload empty bottles from...

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Beer Birthday: Fritz Maytag

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 09:49
Fritz Maytag, who bought the failing Anchor Brewery in 1965 and turned it into a model for the microbrewery revolution, celebrates his 79th birthday today. It’s no stretch to call Fritz the father of craft beer, he introduced so many innovations that are common today and influenced countless...

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Beer In Ads #2119: The ‘A’ And Eagle Has Learned To Fly

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 22:59
Thursday’s ad is for Budweiser, from 1943. In this ad, featuring the Bald Eagle soaring with U.S. war planes in a nakedly patriotic ad (it was mid-WW2 after all), you’ll be surprised to learn what the ad is actually about. Despite the all-American imagery, the ad is about refrigeration,...

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Order Of Cistercians Of The Strict Observance

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 19:59
Today, December 8, 1892, the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, or O.C.S.O. (Ordo Cisterciensis Strictioris Observantiae), was formally decreed, though you may know them by another name: Trappists. Pope Leo XIII called a plenary general chapter in Rome, and with Cardinal Mazzella as...

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Patent No. 572708A: Beer Bottling Apparatus

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 17:35
Today in 1896, US Patent 572708 A was issued, an invention of Charles Meldrum, for his “Beer Bottling Apparatus.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes these claims: Prior to my invention it has been the usual custom to fill bottles with beer from the keg by...

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Anchor Christmas Ale 1999

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 14:12
It’s day twenty-five of my seasonal scamper to Christmas featuring all 42 labels from Anchor’s Christmas Ale — a.k.a. Our Special Ale — all different beers (well, mostly different) and all different labels, each one designed by local artist Jim Stitt, up to and including this...

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Beer Birthday: Peter Licht

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:34
Today is the 50th birthday — the Big 5-0 — 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...

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Patent No. 331873A: Baling Press

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 09:12
Today in 1885, US Patent 331873 A was issued, an invention of Murray H. Durst, for his “Baling Press.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes these claims: My invention relates to certain improvements in balling-presses; and it consists in certain details of...

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Beer In Ads #2118: The Beer Round Here

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 23:45
Wednesday’s ad is for Tui Beer, from fairly recently, although it’s meant to look more vintage. In this ad, featuring the Tui bird, which is native to New Zealand, just like the beer, is shown perched high above the country, with the Pacific Ocean and South America far off in the...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Theodor Schwann

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 23:23
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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Historic Beer Birthday: Christian William Feigenspan

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 22:08
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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