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Beer In Ads #2438: Mellow As Moonlight

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 23:29
Monday’s ad is for Schlitz, from 1944. “Just the Kiss of the Hops” was a popular slogan used by Schlitz for several decades. It’s meant to express that their beer had no bitterness, but they definitely had some fun with it over the years. In this ad, a couple is on a...

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Beer and Cider by George Saintsbury

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 13:45
Today is the birthday of George Saintsbury (October 23, 1845–January 28, 1933). He “was an English writer, literary historian, scholar, critic and wine connoisseur. Although Saintsbury was best known during his lifetime as a scholar, he is also remembered today for his Notes on a Cellar-Book...

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Historic Beer Birthday: William Anderton

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 09:30
Today is the birthday of William H. Anderton (October 23, 1866-January 27, 1928). He was the son of James Anderton, who founded the Spring Water Brewery, later renaming it the Anderton Brewery. After his father died in 1905, William “took over management of the firm and it was merged in 1905...

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Beer In Ads #2437: It Isn’t Magic

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 23:18
Sunday’s ad is for Schlitz, from the 1940s. “Just the Kiss of the Hops” was a popular slogan used by Schlitz for several decades. It’s meant to express that their beer had no bitterness, but they definitely had some fun with it over the years. In this ad, a magician is...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Otto Bremer

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 15:49
Today is the birthday of Otto Bremer (October 21, 1867-February 18, 1951). He was born in the Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) area of Germany, and along with his brother Adolf, settled in Minnesota, in the St. Paul area. Bremer was a German American banker and philanthropist. He founded Bremer Bank...

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Beer Birthday: Jonathan Cutler

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 09:22
Today is the 45th 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 couple of years ago, when Quentin Tarantino said “Piece...

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Beer In Ads #2436: One Good Flavor Deserves Another

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 22:50
Saturday’s ad is for Schlitz, from 1945. “Just the Kiss of the Hops” was a popular slogan used by Schlitz for several decades. It’s meant to express that their beer had no bitterness, but they definitely had some fun with it over the years. In this ad, a woman is grilling...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Emil Schmitt

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 15:34
Today is the birthday of Emil (sometimes spelled Emile) Schmitt (October 21, 1851-November 13, 1898). He was born in Lorraine, France, and emigrated to America in 1853 with his family, settling in Cincinnati, Ohio. Having married Maria Elizabeth “Mary” Kauffman, he was the son-in-law of...

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Beer Birthday: Lucy Saunders

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 11:01
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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Historic Beer Birthday: William G. Ruske

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 09:45
Today is the birthday of William G. Ruske (October 21, 1842-May 2, 1915). Ruske was born in Germany and came to Western Pennsylvania, co-founding the Keystone Brewing Co. 1886, and was its president. In 1899, Keystone became part of a regional trust known as the Pittsburgh Brewing Company, which...

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Beer In Ads #2435: A Good Night Kiss

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 23:13
Friday’s ad is for Schlitz, from 1944. “Just the Kiss of the Hops” was a popular slogan used by Schlitz for several decades. It’s meant to express that their beer had no bitterness, but they definitely had some fun with it over the years. In this ad, an older couple is by...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Johann Georg Sohn

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 17:21
Today is the birthday of Johann Georg Sohn (October 20, 1817-October 24, 1876). He was born in Bavaria, but settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1845, he co-founded the Hamilton Brewery, which was later known as the J.G. Sohn & Company Brewery. It was also known as the Clyffside Brewing Co., and...

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Next Session On The Hunt For Missing Local Beer Styles

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 13:40
For our 129th Session, our host will be Eoghan Walsh, who writes Brussels Beer City. For his topic, he’s asking “what beer style would you like to see being brewed in your local market that is not yet being brewed?” and has titled his topic Missing Local Beer Styles. Here’s...

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Beer Birthday: Sean Paxton

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 08:35
Today is the 45th 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. He’s spent the last year redoing his website...

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Beer In Ads #2434: Reflection Of No Bitterness

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:17
Thursday’s ad is for Schlitz, from 1943. “Just the Kiss of the Hops” was a popular slogan used by Schlitz for several decades. It’s meant to express that their beer had no bitterness, but they definitely had some fun with it over the years. In this ad, a woman with a flower...

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Beer Birthday: John Tucci

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:50
Today is also the 50th birthday — The Big 5-O — of John Tucci, who until it closed a few years ago, was the brewmaster for the San Francisco Gordon Biersch brewpub. John was one of Gordon Biersch’s best and most senior brewers, and especially with his one-offs that he brewed at that location....

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Historic Beer Birthday: John Barbey

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:02
Today is the birthday of John Barbey (October 19, 1850-December 24, 1939). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Peter Barbey, who founded what would become the Peter Barbey Brewery in 1857. His son John joined him at the brewery in 1880, and they called it Peter Barbey & Son...

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Beer Birthday: Ron Pattinson

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 08:20
Today is the 61st birthday of Ron Pattinson, a brewing historian who writes online at Shut Up About Barclay Perkins. Ron lives in Amsterdam but is obsessed with the British brewery Barclay Perkins, which is what the title of his blog refers to. I have finally had the pleasure of meeting Ron in...

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Beer In Ads #2433: Just The Kiss Of The Hops … Not The Harsh Bitterness

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 23:17
Wednesday’s ad is for Schlitz, from 1946. “Just the Kiss of the Hops” was a popular slogan used by Schlitz for several decades. It’s meant to express that their beer had no bitterness, but they definitely had some fun with it over the years. In this ad, a somewhat surreal...

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Beer Birthday: Chris Swersey

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:53
Today is the 53rd birthday of Chris Swersey, who’s on the staff of the Brewers Association as the Competition Manager for both the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. He coordinates all the judges, volunteers and the thousands of beers needed for each festival. It’s a...

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