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Craft Beer & Ale: A Parody of Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs & Ham

8 hours 44 min ago
Today, of course, is the birthday of Theodore Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss. Almost ten years ago my kids were on a Dr. Seuss kick and we read quite a few of his books multiple times, with Green Eggs & Ham emerging as the family favorite. I was playing around with the words one night, as...

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Historic Beer Birthday: William Bass

9 hours 55 min ago
Today is the birthday of William Bass (1717-March 2, 1787). Since the exact date of his birth is uncertain, in fact some sources give his birth year as 1721, the best date we have for him is when he died. For most of his life he worked as a general carrier, and moved to Burton-upon-Trent...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Carl Jacobsen

11 hours 43 min ago
Today is the birthday of Carl Jacobsen (March 2, January 11, 1914) who was the son of J.C. Jacobsen, who founded the Carlsberg Brewery, which is now the Carlsberg Group, and named it after his son Carl, who became a brewer, as well. Here’s how Carlsberg’s website tells the story. Carl...

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Beer In Ads #3654: Matt Snell For Miller Lite

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 23:27
Monday’s ad is for “Miller Lite,” from 1978. This ad was made for the Miller Brewing Co., and was part of their long-running “Tastes Great!…Less Filling!” advertising campaign. It was created in 1973 by the McCann-Erickson Worldwide ad agency and was ranked by...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Adam Sander

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 22:05
Today is the birthday of Adam Sander (March 1, 1832-July 8, 1901). He opened his first brewery with Andrew Schneider in 1857, located in Plymouth, Wisconsin. In 1864, he sold his portion of the brewery to his partner and moved to Fond du Lac, where he founded the Sander Brewery in 1873. In 1897,...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Regina Wauters

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 19:31
Today is the birthday of Regina Wauters (March 1, 1795-January 24, 1874). She was married to Pedro Rodenbach and the two of them bought out other family members to become sole owners of what would become known as Brouwerij Rodenbach in Rosalre, Belgium. Here’s her Wikipedia entry: Born in...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Danny Williams

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 16:02
Today would have been Danny Williams’ 62nd birthday today, having been born exactly two days before yours truly in 1959. Unfortunately, Danny lost a battle with cancer a little over eight years ago, and passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 23, 2012. For over a decade, Danny worked...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Charles Weyand

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 09:41
Today is the birthday of Charles Weyand (March 1, 1869-1905). He was born in upstate New York, and was the son of Christian Weyand, who co-founded what would become the Christian Weyand Brewing Co. in Buffalo, New York. There’s not too much information about Charles, I suspect because he died...

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Beer In Ads #3653: Budweiser Saturday Afternoon

Sun, 02/28/2021 - 23:24
Sunday’s ad is for “Budweiser,” from 1963. This ad was made for Anheuser-Busch, and was part of their series using the tagline “this calls for Budweiser,” which ran during the 1960s, and replaced the earlier “Where there’s Bud” campaign. This one...

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Historic Beer Birthday: John Holme Ballantine

Sun, 02/28/2021 - 22:45
Today is the birthday of John Holme Ballantine (February 28, 1834-April 27, 1895). He was the second of three sons of Peter Ballantine, who founded P. Ballantine & Sons. In 1857, he brought on his three sons as partners. John Holme served as president of the family brewery from 1883 until his...

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Historic Beer Birthday: James Younger

Sun, 02/28/2021 - 14:50
Today is the birthday of James Younger (February 28, 1818-August 5, 1868). He was born in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, and was the son of George Younger, and the grandson of George Younger, who founded the brewery that would become George Younger and Son in 1764. He was also a first cousin of...

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Beer Birthday: Jeff Bell

Sun, 02/28/2021 - 11:42
Today is the 42nd birthday of Jeff Bell, whose alter ego was, until several years ago, Stonch, one of England’s best bloggers. He retired from blogging to concentrate on his new job as landlord of a London pub, The Gunmakers, in Clerkenwell, a village in the heart of London. I stopped by to...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Joseph Metcalfe

Sun, 02/28/2021 - 08:40
Today is the birthday of Joseph Metcalfe (February 28, 1832-?). There’s very little information I could find about Joseph Metcalfe. He appears to have been born in Yorkshire, England and was a brewer who owned breweries in both Louisville, Kentucky and New Albany, Indiana, which is just...

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Beer In Ads #3652: Another Budweiser Saturday Night

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 23:27
Saturday’s ad is for “Budweiser,” from 1962. This ad was made for Anheuser-Busch, and was part of their series using the tagline “this calls for Budweiser,” which ran during the 1960s, and replaced the earlier “Where there’s Bud” campaign. This one...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Albert Braun

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 17:48
Today is the birthday of Albert Braun (February 27, 1863-February 27, 1895). He was born in Dusseldorf, Germany, and emigrated to the U.S. when he was 25, in 1888. He worked at several breweries, including Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis, before settling in Seattle in 1889. The following year he opened...

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Beer In Ads #3651: Budweiser At The Lake

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 23:37
Friday’s ad is for “Budweiser,” from 1962. This ad was made for Anheuser-Busch, and was part of their series using the tagline “this calls for Budweiser,” which ran during the 1960s, and replaced the earlier “Where there’s Bud” campaign. This one...

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Beer Birthday: Art Larrance

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 22:16
Today is the 77th birthday of Art Larrance, co-founder of the Oregon Brewers Festival, and also a co-founder of Portland Brewing, too. Art later started the Raccoon Lodge, in 1998, and more recently launched the Cascade Barrel Brewing House to concentrate on sour beers. In 2012, Art was named...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Frederick C. Miller

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 12:46
Today is the birthday of Frederick C. Miller (February 26, 1906–December 17, 1954). Fred was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, “the son of Carl A. Miller of Germany, and Clara Miller (no relation), a daughter of Miller Brewing Company founder Frederick Miller. Succeeding his younger cousin Harry...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Gabriel Sedlmayr II

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:45
Today is the birthday of Gabriel Sedlmayr II, sometimes referred to as Gabriel Sedlmayr the Younger (February 26, 1811-October 1, 1891). He was, of course, the son of Gabriel Sedlmayr the Elder, who acquired the Spaten brewery in 1807, when “at the time was the smallest brewery in...

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Beer In Ads #3650: Out Fishing With Budweiser

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 22:48
Thursday’s ad is for “Budweiser,” from 1963. This ad was made for Anheuser-Busch, and was part of their series using the tagline “this calls for Budweiser,” which ran during the 1960s, and replaced the earlier “Where there’s Bud” campaign. This...

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