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Beer In Ads #2376: Baby’s First Adventure

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 23:31
Tuesday’s ad is from Pabst, from 1904. Many brewers made other related products besides beer, notably malt extract, to be used primarily in cooking as an ingredient in breads and desserts and even as a tonic. According to Briess, which still offers it today. “What is Malt Extract? Malt...

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Beer In Ads #2375: How’s Your Nerve?

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 22:16
Monday’s ad is from Pabst, from 1904. Many brewers made other related products besides beer, notably malt extract, to be used primarily in cooking as an ingredient in breads and desserts and even as a tonic. According to Briess, which still offers it today. “What is Malt Extract? Malt...

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Beer Birthday: Zambo

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:30
Today is the birthday of David Zamborski, better known to the brewing world as simply “Zambo.” He used to brew for BJs in Southern California but then number of years ago moved to San Francisco to take over the brewpub operations at 21st Amendment, where he spent several years. and...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Josef Groll

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:10
Today is the birthday of Josef Groll (August 21, 1813-November 22, 1887). He was born in Vilshofen an der Donau, Germany. Many consider the Bavarian brewer to be the inventor of pilsener beer. Josef Groll’s portrait. According to the Wikipedia account: The citizens of Pilsen were no longer...

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Beer Birthday: Julian Shrago

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 08:40
Today is the 40th birthday — the Big 4-O — of Julian Shrago, brewmaster at the Beachwood BBQ & Brewery in Long Beach, California. I can’t remember when I first ran into Julian, probably either one of the early Firestone Walker Invitational Festivals or possibly out at GABF, where in...

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Beer In Ads #2374: Keep Up Your Vitality

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 22:37
Sunday’s ad is from Pabst, from 1903. Many brewers made other related products besides beer, notably malt extract, to be used primarily in cooking as an ingredient in breads and desserts and even as a tonic. According to Briess, which still offers it today. “What is Malt Extract? Malt...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Fritz Goetz

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 21:13
Today is the birthday of Fritz Goetz (August 20, 1849-May 3, 1917). He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but moved to Chicago as a young man, eventually going into the copper business, which changed names a few times, but settled on the Goetz Company. In addition to copper brewing equipment, they...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Bernhard Stroh

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 18:57
Today is the birthday of Bernhard Stroh (August 20, 1822-June 24, 1882). He was born in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, and after a detour in Brazil, emigrated to the U.S. and settled in Detroit. Find-a-Grave: Businessman. He left Germany in 1848, and joined a group of German settlers in Brazil for three...

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Beer Birthday: Julie Radcliffe Atallah

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 13:29
Today is the birthday of Julie Radcliffe Atallah, co-owner of one of the nation’s premiere beer stores, Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville, North Carolina. We took a family vacation to Asheville a few years ago and got to know Julie and her husband Jason. They were great hosts and terrific...

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Historic Beer Birthday: John Hauck

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 10:36
Today is the birthday of John Hauck (August 20, 1829-June 4, 1896). He was born in Bavaria, but came to the U.S. as a young man. He “worked for his uncle, Cincinnati brewer George M. Herancourt, before starting his own brewery in 1863, the John Hauck Brewery Here’s a short biography...

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Beer In Ads #2373: The Joy Of Living

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 22:29
Saturday’s ad is from Pabst, from 1903. Many brewers made other related products besides beer, notably malt extract, to be used primarily in cooking as an ingredient in breads and desserts and even as a tonic. According to Briess, which still offers it today. “What is Malt Extract? Malt...

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Historic Beer Birthday: George Younger

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 13:29
Today is the birthday of George Younger (August 19, 1790-September 25, 1853). He was the son of James Younger and the grandson of George Younger, who founded the brewery that would become George Younger and Son in 1764. It was located in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, in Scotland. There’s...

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Beer In Ads #2372: Strength

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 22:43
Friday’s ad is from Pabst, from 1903. Many brewers made other related products besides beer, notably malt extract, to be used primarily in cooking as an ingredient in breads and desserts and even as a tonic. According to Briess, which still offers it today. “What is Malt Extract? Malt...

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Beer Birthday: Don Feinberg

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:02
Today is Don Feinberg’s 62nd birthday, along with his wife Wendy Littlefield, ran the Belgian export company Vanberg & DeWulf. Their portfolio included such great beer lines as Dupont, Castelain and Dubuisson (Bush). They were also the original founders of Brewery Ommegang. Several years...

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Beer In Ads #2371: Steady Nerves

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:48
Thursday’s ad is from Pabst, from 1901. Many brewers made other related products besides beer, notably malt extract, to be used primarily in cooking as an ingredient in breads and desserts and even as a tonic. According to Briess, which still offers it today. “What is Malt Extract? Malt...

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Beer Birthday: Jen Garris

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:29
Originally a sculptor, Jen Garris, has been involved in San Francisco’s beer scene as long as anyone I know. She’s worked for Magnolia and New Belgium, as well as many others in the Bay Area. A few years ago she opened the Pi Bar in San Francisco, along with boyfriend Rich Rosen, who...

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Beer In Ads #2370: Utter Weariness

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:11
Wednesday’s ad is from Pabst, from 1901. Many brewers made other related products besides beer, notably malt extract, to be used primarily in cooking as an ingredient in breads and desserts and even as a tonic. According to Briess, which still offers it today. “What is Malt Extract?...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Emile A.H. Seipgens

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:25
Today is the birthday of Emile Anton Hubert Seipgens (August 16, 1837-June 25, 1896). Seipgens was born in Roermond, the Netherlands. He was the son of a brewer, and after school and some failed jobs, joined his father at the brewery in 1856. By 1859, he was running the brewery along with his...

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Charles Bukowski’s “Beer”

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:20
Today is the birthday of American poet, novelist, and short story writer Charles Bukowski (August 16, 1920-March 9, 1994). Bukowski was a hard-living individual, as well as a hard drinker. Wikipedia gives a summary of his life, albeit a very brief one. His writing was influenced by the social,...

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Beer Birthday: John Pinkerton

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:48
Today is also the 48th birthday of John Pinkerton, founder and brewmaster of Moon River Brewing in Savannah, Georgia. He also brews some terrific beers and is great fun to drink a beer or three with. In addition, he helped to found the Georga Craft Brewers Guild and is its current president. Join...

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