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Beer Birthday: Sam Calagione

2 hours 32 min ago
Today is Sam Calagione’s 48th birthday. Sam is the owner and marketing genius behind Delaware’s successful Dogfish Head Brewing. Sam’s also a great guy, and a (former?) rap singer of sorts, with his duo (along with his former head brewer Bryan Selders) the Pain Relievaz. See the...

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Beer In Ads #2283: Three Rings, Train

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 22:59
Sunday’s ad is for Ballantine, from 1948. In this ad, part of a series progressing from one, to two, to three rings, this one shows a toy steam train chugging along and around a beer bottle. It’s blowing smoke out its smokestack until, as you’ve undoubtedly guessed, it’s...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Frederick Kirschner

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 09:40
Today is the birthday of Frederick Kirschner (May 21, 1856-June 29, 1897). Kirschner Frederick Kirschner, Jr., son of Frederick Kirschner and Maria Wick, joined his father-in-law, Andrew Hemrich in Seattle, Washington to work at the Hemrich brewery. He continued working for family, and later...

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Beer Birthday: Nick Matt

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 09:12
Today is the 72nd birthday of Nick Matt, chairman and CEO of F.X. Matt Brewing in Utica, by the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. The brewery was originally founded in 1888, and their main brand today is Saranac. Nick is an active member of the beer industry, and especially through the...

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Beer In Ads #2282: Three Rings, Pipe Rings

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 22:25
Saturday’s ad is for Ballantine, from 1940. In this ad, part of a series progressing from one, to two, to three rings, this one shows a man sitting in an easy chair smoking a pipe. I’ve seen smoke rings, but pipe rings? That’s what he’s making, first one, then another and...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Lord Benjamin Iveagh

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 20:22
Today is the birthday of Lord Benjamin “Benjie” Iveagh (May 20, 1937-June 18, 1992). His full name was The Rt. Hon. (Arthur Francis) Benjamin Guinness, 3rd Earl of Iveagh. “Lord Iveagh (often popularly known as Benjamin Iveagh) was born into the Anglo-Irish Guinness family, being...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Johann Adam Lemp

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 15:42
Today is the birthday of Johann Adam Lemp (May 20, 1798-August 23, 1862). He was born in Germany, but came to the U.S., settling in St.Louis, Missouri, when he was forty, in 1838, and two years later founded what would become known as the Lemp Brewery. After his death, his sons took over management...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Eduard Buchner

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 12:04
Today is the birthday of Eduard Buchner (May 20, 1860-August 13, 1917). Buchner was a German chemist and zymologist, and was awarded with Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1907 for his work on fermentation. This is a short biography from The Famous People: Born into an educationally distinguished family,...

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Beer Birthday: Judy Ashworth

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:30
Today is Judy Ashworth’s birthday. She’s the Grand Dame of Publicans, having once owned the Lyons Brewery Depot in the East Bay, one of the earliest bars to really embrace, support and promote craft beer. Judy sold the pub in 1998 after some health troubles sidelined her, but...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Louis de Luze Simonds

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 09:01
Today is the birthday of Louis de Luze Simonds (May 20, 1852-1916). Though he was born in New York, at 19 his father, Frederick William Simonds, and his uncle, Henry Adolphus Simonds (who was a partner in the family brewery H & G Simonds) decided he would be groomed to take over the UK brewery...

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Beer In Ads #2281: Three Rings, More Unicycles

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 22:04
Friday’s ad is for Ballantine, from 1948. In this ad, part of a series progressing from one, to two, to three rings, this one shows another trio of unicycling circus performers, adding themselves into the mix until there are three spinning wheels, imitating the Ballantine logo. The post Beer...

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Historic Beer Birthday: John Hinchliffe

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 16:10
Today is the birthday of John Hinchliffe (May 19, 1850-March 18, 1915). His father, also named John Hinchliffe, was born in Yorkshire, England but moved to New Jersey and founded the Hinchliffe Brewing & Malting Company in 1863. The brewery eventually employed his three sons, including John...

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Ukrainian Brewery Releases Trump Beer

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 13:07
Just in time for Trump’s first visit to foreign countries as President of the U.S., a Ukrainian brewery, Pravda Beer Theatre, has just announced the release of a new beer, a 7.2% a.b.v. beer called “Trump.” On the website, it’s initially referred to as a “blonde”...

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Beer Birthday: Sabine Weyermann

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 08:59
Today is the 59th birthday of Sabine Weyermann, co-owner of Weyermann Malting in Bamberg, Germany. If you’ve visited any of the Craft Brewers Conferences, you’ve no doubt seen the bright yellow and red of the specialty malting company, which is sold in the U.S. by the Brewers Supply...

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Beer In Ads #2280: Three Rings, Spilled Milk

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 22:22
Thursday’s ad is for Ballantine, from 1940. In this ad, part of a series progressing from one, to two, to three rings, this one shows a cat knocking over a milk bottle, creating a ring of the floor. I guess the cat keep playing with the bottle, causing it to roll and keep spilling, creating...

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Beer Birthday: Jeff Bagby

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 09:43
Today is the 43rd birthday of Jeff Bagby, who until a few years ago was the head brewer extraordinaire at Pizza Port in Carlsbad. There, you used to be able to read the entire biography of Jeff “Extra Spicy” Bagby. I’m not sure when it was written, but it’s no longer there,...

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Beer In Ads #2279: Three Rings, Winter Sled

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 22:38
Wednesday’s ad is for Ballantine, from 1948. In this ad, part of a series progressing from one, to two, to three rings, this one shows a sled pulled through the snow by a white horse. It’s obviously Christmastime and the couple appears to be delivering Ballantine, but it seems to be...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Bert Grant

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:09
Today would have been Bert Grant’s 89th birthday, and he is still definitely missed. Bert opened the country’s first brewpub in 1982 in Yakima, Washington and was a fixture in the industry until his death in late July of 2001. Join me tonight in lifting a pint to Bert’s memory....

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Beer In Ads #2278: Three Rings, Unicycles

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 22:23
Tuesday’s ad is for Ballantine, from 1940. In this ad, part of a series progressing from one, to two, to three rings, this one shows three clowns riding unicycles. Eventually they ride close enough together to make the Ballantine logo in spinning wheels. The post Beer In Ads #2278: Three...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Maria Best

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 21:13
Today is the birthday of Maria Best (May 16, 1842-October 3, 1906). She was the daughter of Philip Best and wife of Frederick Pabst. The photo below was taken around 1870. Here’s its description: “Quarter-length studio portrait of Maria Best Pabst (1842-1906). She is wearing a dress...

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