Patent No. 1578627A: Bottle Opener

Today in 1926, US Patent 1578627 A was issued, an invention of John C. Baumgarten, for his “Bottle Opener.” There’s no Abstract, but the description states that the “invention relates to bottle capping implements.” It’s essentially a ring with bottle opener. I...

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Patent No. 3175595A: Baled Hops Shredder

Today is the 42nd birthday of Gary Glass, Director of the American Homebrewers Association. Gary’s been with the Brewers Association for many a moon and has become the face of homebrewing in America. Join me in wishing Gary a very happy birthday. And relax, drink a homebrew, if you have one....

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Patent No. 3946780A: Fermentation Container

Today is the 42nd birthday of Gary Glass, Director of the American Homebrewers Association. Gary’s been with the Brewers Association for many a moon and has become the face of homebrewing in America. Join me in wishing Gary a very happy birthday. And relax, drink a homebrew, if you have one....

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Beer In Ads #1509: Relax

Today is the 42nd birthday of Gary Glass, Director of the American Homebrewers Association. Gary’s been with the Brewers Association for many a moon and has become the face of homebrewing in America. Join me in wishing Gary a very happy birthday. And relax, drink a homebrew, if you have one....

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Patent No. EP 0645094A1: Improvement Of Gas And Alcohol Production By Yeast

Today is the 42nd birthday of Gary Glass, Director of the American Homebrewers Association. Gary’s been with the Brewers Association for many a moon and has become the face of homebrewing in America. Join me in wishing Gary a very happy birthday. And relax, drink a homebrew, if you have one....

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Save The Bees, Save The Beer

Today is the 42nd birthday of Gary Glass, Director of the American Homebrewers Association. Gary’s been with the Brewers Association for many a moon and has become the face of homebrewing in America. Join me in wishing Gary a very happy birthday. And relax, drink a homebrew, if you have one....

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Patent No. EP 0645342A1: Safety Dispensing Valve

Today is the 42nd birthday of Gary Glass, Director of the American Homebrewers Association. Gary’s been with the Brewers Association for many a moon and has become the face of homebrewing in America. Join me in wishing Gary a very happy birthday. And relax, drink a homebrew, if you have one....

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Patent No. 6871579B2: Device For Producing Beer And A Unit For After-Fermentation

Today is the 42nd birthday of Gary Glass, Director of the American Homebrewers Association. Gary’s been with the Brewers Association for many a moon and has become the face of homebrewing in America. Join me in wishing Gary a very happy birthday. And relax, drink a homebrew, if you have one....

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Dribs, Drams, and we’ll be in-discriminate about it.

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Headline: 3 Floyds Brewing cuts off packaged sales on Dark Lord Day. The sold out 3 Floyds Dark Lord Day will not sell packaged beer according to this article. The ABC won’t let them. Hmmm.  But you’ll still be able to take home four 22-oz bottles for $20 each.  I’m confused. By the way, don’t buy tickets via Ebay, RateBeer,  Craigslist, etc. They have the buyer’s name and are worthless without the buyer’s ID.

Beer In Ads #1508: Saturday Night

Today is the 37th birthday of Rich Higgins, who wears many hats in the San Francisco beer scene. He left his job as the brewmaster at San Francisco’s Social Kitchen & Brewery a few years ago, and was also the President of the San Francisco Brewers Guild and Director of SF Beer Week for a...

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