This Day in Beer History

On September 17, 1787 following the close of deliberations of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, George Washington recorded in his diary “The business being closed, the members adjourned to the City Tavern….” Unfortunately, there is no record of who bought the first round. Zoo Brew will be celebrated tonight at the Idaho Falls Zoo, tickets on sale at the door or at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zoo-brew-at-the-idaho-falls-zoo-2021-tickets-154106152651 Copyright Gregg Smith – His latest book “American Beer History” is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/American-Beer-History-Mayflower-Microbreweries/dp/108155410X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=American+Beer+History&qid=1625503750&sr=8-2

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Beers of the World

Belikin Belize Brewing Co., Ltd. Belize City, Belize – The name “Belikin” comes from the Mayan language and means “Road to the East” and ex-pats in an evading rush to Belize are chastened by a ‘one beer’ country; or at least a country where-in the imports are controlled by one company. Thus, most are driven to Belikin, which presents a medium gold appearance with a rather thick head that collapses in good order. Aroma offers a hint of caramel and adjunct grains. Flavor is of caramel, bread, grass, sweet corn

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Zoo Brew – September 17, 2021

Enjoy an evening at the zoo in the evening when the animals are active; better yet, you can sample great beers. Food is available at Kookaburra Kafe, and at tasting stations throughout the zoo. Wine tasting available. ID required. Purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zoo-brew-at-the-idaho-falls-zoo-2021-tickets-154106152651 Copyright Gregg Smith – His latest book “American Beer History” is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/American-Beer-History-Mayflower-Microbreweries/dp/108155410X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=American+Beer+History&qid=1625503750&sr=8-2

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Beer History

On this day in 1998, Leinenkugel’s Brewery of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Released a special labeling to celebrate the wedding of John and Candice Leinenkugel. The label read “Northwoods Surgeon General advises that the couple are now, among other things, eligible to… go berry picking without a chaperone…  and start on a sixth generation of Leinenkugels.” Beer Fest tickets available now at MBBF.org or follow this link https://myidahotix.com/events/2020-mountain-brewers-beer-fest-6-6-2020-58530 Copyright Gregg Smith – His latest book “American Beer History” is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/American-Beer-History-Mayflower-Microbreweries/dp/108155410X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=American+Beer+History&qid=1625503750&sr=8-2

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Chuckanut Brewery Expansion

Five years after opening, the Chuckanut Brewery will begin a $ 2.5 million expansion for bottling and canning at their Port of Skagit, Washington facility, North of Seattle. A regular winner at the North American Beer awards and International Beer Awards the project will double the brewery’s footprint and increase production from 4,000 to 8,000 barrels a year. As with many other breweries they were stifled by Covid-19 and couldn’t keep up with the demand for packaged products. They expect to double their staff to a total of 35 once

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Beers of the World

Fuller’s London Pride, Fuller Smith & Turner, Chiswick, West London, England – English Pale Ale of some noteworthiness, London Pride is of a bright light amber color with a slightly off-white head which laces down the glass. Aroma of fruity esters as expected in an ale mingling with English hop varieties. Flavors are malty caramel, sweet, a bit of breadiness and the earth tones of British hops. Carbonation is low to moderate in a medium bodied beer. Finishes with well-balanced caramel and hops. Beer Fest tickets available now at MBBF.org

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This Day in Beer History

On this day in Beer History in 1887 the Rahr Brewery in Green Bay, Wisconsin suffered one of the worst disasters in US brewing. The company’s brewery at 1317 Main Street was attempting start-up of a brand-new boiler when the brew kettle’s steam jacket failed catastrophically. The burst jacket propelled several feet of water into the brewery killing six employees. Beer Fest tickets available now at MBBF.org or follow this link https://myidahotix.com/events/2020-mountain-brewers-beer-fest-6-6-2020-58530 Copyright Gregg Smith – His latest book “American Beer History” is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/American-Beer-History-Mayflower-Microbreweries/dp/108155410X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=American+Beer+History&qid=1625503750&sr=8-2

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Beer Review

Stubbornness, English Style Barley Wine, Bombastic Brewing, A deep, deep amber brown beer with a tan-like head, sports a nose of strongly malt and alcohol notes, small surprise for a 12.9% abv beer. It’s malt forward in this one, backed with earthy notes commonly found in English varieties of hops. Finish is long, malty and somewhat sweet without reaching cloying. Beer Fest tickets available now at MBBF.org or follow this link https://myidahotix.com/events/2020-mountain-brewers-beer-fest-6-6-2020-58530 Copyright Gregg Smith – His latest book “American Beer History” is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/American-Beer-History-Mayflower-Microbreweries/dp/108155410X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=American+Beer+History&qid=1625503750&sr=8-2

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Beer History

In what seemed a great offer commuters on Japan’s Fuji Kyuko’s rail line learned of a promotion for free beer on July 25, 2002. Anyone reserving a seat on the Friday night ‘Beer Run’ could drink all the locally brewed beer they wanted. There was, however, a catch; the train had no toilets. Beer Fest tickets available now at MBBF.org or follow this link https://myidahotix.com/events/2020-mountain-brewers-beer-fest-6-6-2020-58530   Copyright Gregg Smith – His latest book “American Beer History” is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/American-Beer-History-Mayflower-Microbreweries/dp/108155410X/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=American+Beer+History&qid=1627341194&sr=8-3

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This Day in Beer History

On this day in 1998, the USS Constitution “Old Ironsides” celebrated its 200th birthday. Navies from six foreign countries sent ships to join in the celebration and the Harpoon Brewery of Boston hosted a party for the thirsty and appreciative sailors. Of course sailors are always appreciative of both beer and of whomever is buying. Beer Fest tickets available now at MBBF.org or follow this link https://myidahotix.com/events/2020-mountain-brewers-beer-fest-6-6-2020-58530 Copyright Gregg Smith – His latest book “American Beer History” is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/American-Beer-History-Mayflower-Microbreweries/dp/108155410X/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=American+Beer+History&qid=1626977347&sr=8-3

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