Category Archives: Education

Christmas themed beer advertising from the early 1900’s

Omaha Sunday Bee, 12-20-1908

Christmas morning is always hectic so I had no plans to blog today but the presents are all unwrapped and the kids have hit a wall and crashed out for naps so I thought I’d take a quick minute to look at some old Christmas themed beer advertising, because you just don’t see print ad’s […]

Metz Beer “all first-class places have it”

Turkey beer

This is the second blog post this week on old beer advertising around Thanksgiving, this one comes from the Omaha Sunday Bee in Omaha, Nebraska, printed November 24, 1912. The advertisement is for Metz Beer, with a fine looking image of a bottle of Metz that could only be outdone by a turkey chugging a […]

American Beauty Beer will “set you right”

SLC Label

I enjoy looking at old advertising for beer, the images, the wording, the direction they take in marketing all peak my interest. I started looking through old newspaper archives and found a couple holiday advertisements for beer that I thought were worth sharing. The first advertisement I found was printed in The Herald Republican out […]

Maine brewery serves up free pizzas every Friday night

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It’s Friday night, you’re hanging out with friends, there’s live music, for dinner you are eating pizza and drinking craft beer. Could this friday get any better? How about if you were at the brewery that brewed the beer you are drinking and the pizza is free? Thats a pretty good Friday evening. I just […]

Brewer apprenticeship: bridging the gap from hobby to profession

A sample Scottish ale aged in a Bowmore Sherry Butt

Orono Brew Company is quickly approaching the point that grains can be mashed in, hops added, yeast pitched and beer consumed. Their brewhouse fabrication is complete and will be arriving any day now, if it hasn’t already, the tasting room is nearly complete, but is the brewer ready? I sat down with Asa Marsh-Sachs at […]