Patent No. 3102813A: Processing Of Brewers’ Wort

Today in 1963, US Patent 3102813 A was issued, an invention of George Frederick Bird and David Teignmouth Shore, for their “Processing Of Brewers’ Wort.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary: This invention relates to the processing of brewers...

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Beer In Ads #1666: Why? “To Keep The Girlish Figure”

Wednesday’s ad is for Miller Lite, most likely from 1987 or 88. When comedian Joe Piscopo left Saturday Night Live in 1984, after four seasons, he did a few films — I did like Johnny Dangerously — and around 1987 and 1988 did television and print ads for Miller Lite. In this one, the tagline...

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Patent No. PP14127P2: Hop Plant Named “VGXP01” (a.k.a. Amarillo)

Today in 2003, US Patent PP14127 P2 was issued, an invention of Paul A. Gamache, Bernard J. Gamache, and Steven J. Gamache, for their “Hop Plant Named ‘VGXP01.'” Here’s the Abstract: The new hop plant variety named ‘VGXP01’ is notable for its unique, pleasant aroma and relatively...

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A Niche of Their Own: Five Sites to Check Out Today

The blogging community is huge and diverse, with thousands of smaller clusters of sites built around shared interests, causes, and passions.

Beer In Ads #1665: Welcome To The Inns Of Britain

Tuesday’s ad is from the English brewer’s “Beer is Best” campaign, from 1951. The campaign began in 1933, and ran for 30 years, and this one shows an idyllic country pub — The Axe and Compass — with a conspicuous church spire behind it. It almost appears that they’re trying to either...

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Patent No. 325316A: Beer-Faucet

Tuesday’s ad is from the English brewer’s “Beer is Best” campaign, from 1951. The campaign began in 1933, and ran for 30 years, and this one shows an idyllic country pub — The Axe and Compass — with a conspicuous church spire behind it. It almost appears that they’re trying to either...

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Heady Hollow opens

Beer Buzz for September 2, 2015
by Rita Kohn
Changing of the Guard From Brewers of Indiana Guild executive director Lee Smith: “After four wonderful years representing Indiana's breweries, I am moving on.…

Beer In Ads #1664: Daisy, Daisy

Tuesday’s ad is from the English brewer’s “Beer is Best” campaign, from 1951. The campaign began in 1933, and ran for 30 years, and this one shows an idyllic country pub — The Axe and Compass — with a conspicuous church spire behind it. It almost appears that they’re trying to either...

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Patent No. 2448063A: Machine For Stripping Hops From Vines

Tuesday’s ad is from the English brewer’s “Beer is Best” campaign, from 1951. The campaign began in 1933, and ran for 30 years, and this one shows an idyllic country pub — The Axe and Compass — with a conspicuous church spire behind it. It almost appears that they’re trying to either...

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Patent No. 589231A: Bung Branding Machine

Tuesday’s ad is from the English brewer’s “Beer is Best” campaign, from 1951. The campaign began in 1933, and ran for 30 years, and this one shows an idyllic country pub — The Axe and Compass — with a conspicuous church spire behind it. It almost appears that they’re trying to either...

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