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Beer Birthday: Drew Beechum

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:44
Today is the 44th birthday of Drew Beechum, who’s a past president of the Maltose Falcons homebrewing club and its current webmeister. He’s also the author of The Everything Homebrewing Book: All you need to brew the best beer at home! and writes a regular column for Beer Advocate...

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Beer Birthday: Brenden Dobel

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:48
Today is the 48th birthday of Brenden Dobel, head brewer at Thirsty Bear in San Francisco. Brenden grew up in the Bay Area, but learned brewing in Bavaria, at Doemans. He also brewed at Reccow and Broken Drum, before coming to Thirsty Bear over ten years ago. Brenden’s a terrific guy to share...

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Beer In Ads #2615: America’s First Brewery

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 23:46
Thursday’s ad is for is by the U.S. Brewers Foundation, from 1959. Beginning during World War II, the USBIF began a series of positive ads under the name “Morale is a Lot of Little Things” followed by an unnumbered series of illustrated ads that were a precursor to the numbered...

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Beer In Ads #2614: 44,760 New Homes

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:48
Tuesday’s ad is for is by the U.S. Brewers Foundation, from 1959. Beginning during World War II, the USBIF began a series of positive ads under the name “Morale is a Lot of Little Things” followed by an unnumbered series of illustrated ads that were a precursor to the numbered...

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Beer Birthday: Neil Miller

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:02
Today is the birthday of New Zealand beer writer Neil Miller. He writes regularly for Beer and Brewer magazine, the beer blog at Real Beer NZ and the Malthouse Blog. Though born in Scotland — Broxburn — he now calls Wellington his home. I met Neil when he was vising the states with Luke Nicholas...

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Beer Birthday: Alan McLeod

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:55
Today is beer blogger extraordinaire Alan McLeod’s 55th birthday. Alan runs a good beer blog, called — curiously enough — A Better Beer Blog, which replaced his earlier “A Good Beer Blog.” I’m not sure what came first, the goodness or the blog. Anyway, though I’ve yet...

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Beer In Ads #2613: 191 Nike Missile Sites

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 21:58
Monday’s ad is for is by the U.S. Brewers Foundation, from 1959. Beginning during World War II, the USBIF began a series of positive ads under the name “Morale is a Lot of Little Things” followed by an unnumbered series of illustrated ads that were a precursor to the numbered...

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Historic Beer Birthday: William O. Poth

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:54
Today is the birthday of William O. Poth (April 17, 1876-March 9, 1901). He was the son of Frederick J. Poth and the older brother of Harry A. Poth. In 1870, his grandfather founded the Fred A. Poth Brewery, which by 1875 was the largest brewery in the U.S. His brother Harry was the brewer,...

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Beer In Ads #2612: Three Aircraft Carriers

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 23:30
Monday’s ad is for is by the U.S. Brewers Foundation, from 1959. Beginning during World War II, the USBIF began a series of positive ads under the name “Morale is a Lot of Little Things” followed by an unnumbered series of illustrated ads that were a precursor to the numbered...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Mathias Leinenkugel

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 22:09
Today is the birthday of Mathias (sometimes spelled Matthias) Leinenkugel (April 16, 1866-June 3, 1927). He was the oldest child of Jacob Leinenkugel, who in 1867, along with John Miller, co-founded the Spring Brewery in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. In 1884, Jacob bought out Miller and the name was...

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Historic Beer Birthday: William H. Biner

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 21:02
Today is the birthday of William H. “Billy” Biner (April 16, 1889-January 5, 1953). Biner was a journeyman brewer who worked for numerous breweries over his long career. He was born in the Montana territory to Swiss immigrant parents. His father, Theophil Biner, knew Leopold Schmidt and...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Alan Eames

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:25
Today is the birthday of Alan D. Eames (April 16, 1947-February 10, 2007). Eames was an anthropologist of beer and a writer, and was known as both the “Indiana Jones of Beer” and “The Beer King.” From Wikipedia: Eames acquired a reputation as the “Indiana Jones of...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Emil Schandein

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 09:32
Today is the birthday of Emil Schandein (April 15, 1840-July 22, 1888). He was born in Bavaria, Germany, but emigrated to America when he was sixteen, in 1856. Arriving first in New York, he moved shortly thereafter to Philadelphia, and moved around quite a bit, until finally settling in Milwaukee,...

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Beer In Ads #2611: Good For You!

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 21:54
Sunday’s ad is for is by the U.S. Brewers Association, from 1962. Beginning during World War II, the USBIF began a series of positive ads under the name “Morale is a Lot of Little Things” followed by an unnumbered series of illustrated ads that were a precursor to the numbered...

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Historic Beer Birthday: William Leonard Hoerber

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 19:51
Today is the birthday of William Leonard Hoerber (April 5, 1849-May 7, 1933). He was the son of German-born John L. Hoerber, who founded the John L. Hoerber Brewery in 1858, after emigrating to Chicago, Illinois. William was brought up in the family business and took over the brewery after his...

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Wilhelm Busch: And Order Pegasus — His Beer

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 18:42
Today is the birthday of German humorist, poet, illustrator and painter Wilhelm Busch. He “was a German humorist, poet, illustrator and painter. He published comic illustrated cautionary tales from 1859, achieving his most notable works in the 1870s. Busch’s illustrations used wood...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Richard Katzenmayer

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 14:58
Today is the birthday of Richard Katzenmayer (April 15, 1839-October 3, 1893). He came with his family to America from the Bodensee, the European lake that borders Germany, Austria and Switzerland. They settled in New York City, and his father, John Katzenmayer, was a bookkeeper for a brewery...

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Historic Beer Birthday: August Krug

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 10:50
Today is the birthday of August Krug (April 15, 1815-December 30, 1856). Krug was born in Miltenberg, Bavaria, Germany, but when he was 33, in 1848, emigrated to the U.S. and settle in central Wisconsin. He opened a restaurant and the following year, 1849, added a brewery, which was known then as...

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Historic Beer Birthday: William Cullen

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 09:01
Today is the birthday of William Cullen (April 15, 1710-February 5, 1790). He “was a Scottish physician, chemist and agriculturalist, and one of the most important professors at the Edinburgh Medical School, during its hay-day as the leading center of medical education in the English-speaking...

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Beer In Ads #2610: Good For You

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 23:38
Saturday’s ad is for is by the U.S. Brewers Association, from 1959. Beginning during World War II, the USBIF began a series of positive ads under the name “Morale is a Lot of Little Things” followed by an unnumbered series of illustrated ads that were a precursor to the numbered...

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