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Historic Beer Birthday: Charles von Buddenbrock

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Today is the birthday of Charles von Buddenbrock (June 27, 1878-1948). He was born in Marianwewrder, Germany and served in the Germany army during World War I. He was taken prisoner and brought to an interment camp in Colorado. After his release when the war ended, he decided to stay in Colorado...

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Beer In Ads #2319: It’s All A Matter Of Humulus Lupulus*

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:04
Monday’s ad is for Carling’s Red Cap Ale, from 1960. In this ad, showing a stained glass window with a red cap, along with a mug of beer and a bottle of Red Cap Ale. But it’s the tagline that stands out: “It’s All A Matter Of Humulus Lupulus*.” It’s...

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Beer Birthday: Alan Moen

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 16:40
Today is the birthday of Alan Moen, who used to be the editor-in-chief of the Northwest Brewing News, and also did drawings for them and others, before he retired from that gig that a few years ago, although he still writes for American Brewer, Market Watch, The New Brewer, and other beer...

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Harry Potter’s Historic Butterbeer

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 16:21
Today, June 26, in 1997, twenty years ago, the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was published in the United Kingdom. If that title looks wrong to you, that’s because in America it was titled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone because the...

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Historic Beer Birthday: James Anderton

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:42
Today is the birthday of James Anderton (June 26, 1830-December 28, 1905). Anderton was born in Lancashire, England (some accounts say Streetbridge, Royston, while others say Haslingden), but came to America with his parents when he was 26 and made his way to Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. He worked...

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Beer Birthday: Jamil Zainasheff

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:56
Today is the 56th birthday of former homebrewer extraordinaire Jamil Zainasheff, who over the last ten plus years had become something of a rock star in the homebrewing community, and especially the Bay Area. He’s also the co-author two books on beer and homebrewing: “Brewing Classic...

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Beer In Ads #2318: Think

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 22:10
Sunday’s ad is for Carling’s Red Cap Ale, from 1952. In this ad, showing a hat rack hanging a single red cap and sign reading “Think,” the tagline finishes below. I guess it requires you to think a little bit to put the ad’s text together. “Think … and...

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Beer Birthday: Andy French

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:25
Today is the 49th birthday of Andy French, brewmaster at Southern Pacific Brewing in San Francisco, one of the new wave of breweries that opened in the city in recent years. I first met Andy when he brewed at Speakeasy, and after that would see him from time to time at Zeitgeist, though he first...

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Beer In Ads #2317: John Payne, I’ve Found Out

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 22:52
Saturday’s ad is for Carling’s Red Cap Ale, from 1950. In this ad, part of a series featuring well-known celebrities of the day and the tagline “I’ve found out,” it features “American film actor” John Payne holding a beer and giving his testimonial about...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Peter Ganser

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 16:04
Today is the birthday of Peter Ganser (June 24, 1836-August 5, 1915). He was born in Germany, but settled in Steele County, Minnesota, buying the Knobloch & Mannheim brewery and founding the Peter Ganser brewery in Owatonna, along with his brother Adam. It was generally known as the Peter...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Steve Harrison

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 11:05
Today would have been longtime Sierra Nevada employee Steve Harrison’s 66th birthday. Unfortunately, Steve passed away in August of 2007. He was Sierra Nevada employee number one, and was responsible for a lot of their early success. I first got to know Steve in the mid-1990s when I was the...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Christian Schmidt

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 09:00
Today is the birthday of Christian Schmidt (June 24, 1833-September 6, 1894). Schmidt was born in Magstadt, Wurtemberg, Germany but moved to Philadelphia as a young man. In 1859, he became a partner with the Robert Coutrennay Brewery but bought him out the following year, renaming the brewery the...

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Beer In Ads #2316: Be Light-Hearted, Farmers

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 22:57
Friday’s ad is for Carling’s Red Cap Ale, from 1952. In this ad, part of another series featuring the tagline “Be Light-Hearted!,” a farming couple is toasting with two glasses of beer. They’ve apparently just come from working out in the field, and I think they really...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Joseph Seelinger

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:10
Today is the birthday of Joseph Seelinger (June 23, 1863-October 17, 1939). He was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, the son of Joseph F. Seelinger, who owned the Erie City Brewery for a time. Originally founded in 1861 by George Frey, Seelinger bought in 1870, renamed it the Joseph F. Seelinger Brewery...

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Visual Poetry: Let’s Have A Beer

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 17:44
So this post will be chiefly for the literary, and especially poetry lovers, among you, a small subset of beer lovers who also enjoy art. Visual poetry is “a development of concrete poetry but with the characteristics of intermedia in which non-representational language and visual elements...

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Beer Birthday: Brian Yaeger

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:01
Today is the 43rd birthday of fellow beer writer Brian Yaeger, author of Red, White & Brew and Oregon Breweries. Brian also writes online at his Red, White & Brew Beer Odyssey blog. A couple of years ago Brian and his lovely bride Kimberly lived in Portland, Oregon (having moved from San...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Henry Foss

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:15
Today is the birthday of Henry Foss, a.k.a. John Henry Foss (June 23, 1817-August 13, 1879). Foss was born in Hanover, Germany but emigrated to Ohio. In 1842, he married Elizabeth Rumpeing, but she passed away in 1854 after twelve years of marriage. He then married Adelaide Foss later the same...

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Beer In Ads #2315: Be Light-Hearted, Fancy Do

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 22:45
Thursday’s ad is for Carling’s Red Cap Ale, from 1952. In this ad, part of another series featuring the tagline “Be Light-Hearted!,” another couple is toasting with two glasses of beer. They’re also both wearing gray, to camouflage themselves from their surroundings, him in...

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George Carlin Tasting Beer

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 22:34
Today is the birthday of American stand-up comedian, actor, author and social critic George Carlin. He was easily one of the best stand-up comedians in my lifetime and now my son is discovering him through YouTube, which has been fun for me. Anyway, Carlin enjoyed beer, and because of that twenty...

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Beer Birthday: Jean Moeder

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:44
Today is the 39th birthday of Jean Moeder, founder of the Moeder Lambic bar in Brussels, Belgium. I first met Jean at his bar a few years back and have run into him since a couple of times. He’s very passionate about beer, and his place (both of them now) are amazing. Join me wishing...

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