Liberty Ale

Liberty Ale, Anchor Brewing, San Francisco, California, USA – From the brewery rescued by Fritz Maytag comes this hoppy ale, championed around the country by ‘Uncle’ Bob Brewer. First issued on April 18, 1975 it celebrated the 200th anniversary of Paul Revere’s ride and was the first ‘new’ beer to follow Anchor Steam from the brewery. Pouring Orange\Golden, it sports a generous head. Aroma is the similar to the subtly spicy character released by the unique Anchor yeast that produces ‘Steam’ beer along with dry hops from whole leaf Cascade

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No National Brewery

Former President Thomas Jefferson reported to President James Monroe on a proposal made before the War of 1812 on the possibility of building a national brewery. Issued on this day in 1815, Jefferson advised against such a project, writing “The business of Brewing is now so much introduced in every state, that it appears to me to need no other encouragement than to increase the number of customers”. Beer Fest Tickets for Mountain Brewers Beer Fest in Idaho Falls are now on sale at https://myidahotix.com/events/mountain-brewers-beer-fest-2022-6-4-2022 Copyright Gregg Smith – His latest

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We’re on the Road to Morocco…

Casablanca Beer, Socciété des Brasseies du Maroc,  Fez, Morocco –     Major Strassa -“Well Mr. Rick, what brings you to Casablanca?”,    Rick – “I came for the waters.”,     Major Strassa -“Waters? What waters? There are no waters in Casablanca.”,     Rick – “I was misinformed.”  True enough, there are no waters, but there is beer. The namesake, Casablanca, a popular brand among Moroccan beer drinkers, is also served in the Morocco pavilion at Epcot in Walt Disney Orlando, Florida. Was this what Hope and Crosby were seeking on

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Annual Craft Beer Report

The Brewers Association in Boulder, Colorado released its annual Craft Beer report which revealed an increase in Craft beer production to a total of 24.8 million barrels. Overall Craft beer sales now represent 13.1 % of annual volume. Among Craft brewers Yuengling and Son edged out Boston Beer for the top spot with Sierra Nevada in third. Beer Fest Tickets for Mountain Brewers Beer Fest in Idaho Falls are now on sale at https://myidahotix.com/events/mountain-brewers-beer-fest-2022-6-4-2022 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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Rationing Brewers

On March 31, 1941 Brewers were directly impacted by The U.S. Government’s introduction of  rationing both Tin and Steel. The limitations were a necessity brought about by the country’s increased aid to the United Kingdom in World War Two. Soon enough the U.S. itself would enter the conflict. Brewers were at times so short of the bottle’s ‘crown caps’ that they required customers to not only return the 24 bottles to a case, but also the bottles caps, which they would straighten and reuse. Beer in Art, Art Museum of

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Beer Events List

April 2 – 4 p.m. “Beer in Art” at Art Museum of Eastern Idaho $10 with beer tasting May 30 – June 5 “Idaho Beer Week” Tap Take-overs throughout Idaho Falls June 4 – “Mountain Brewers Beer Fest” at Sandy Downs noon to 5 p.m. (Tickets on sale now) August 12 “Zoo Brew” at Tautphus Park Zoo 5 to 9 p.m. December 10 “Santa Crawl”   Beer in Art, Art Museum of Eastern Idaho on the river at 300 South Capital, Idaho Falls – Saturday, April 2nd from 4 to

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Where’s the Beer

Ever seen this impressionist painting by Manet? Ever wonder if there was beer at that bar and if so, was it in the painting? Find out and Sample beers on a journey through Beer and Art. Hosted by the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, this guided tour will place Beer and Art in a new light. Conducted as a fund raiser for the museum, admission is $10 at the door ($ 5 for members) and all proceeds benefit the Art Museum. Be there, on the river at 300 South Capital,

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Prohibition’s last gasp

On this date in 1933 President Roosevelt signed the Cullen Act. Passed 8 days earlier by Congress, it was FDR’s signature that threw the final shovel of dirt on the tomb known as prohibition. With that signing the law was scheduled to go into effect on the following April 7th. Brewers immediately began restoring their plants to production. Be there at the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, on the river at 300 South Capital, Idaho Falls – Saturday, April 2nd from 4 to 5 p.m. for sampling Beers and discover

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Beer in Art

Sample some beers during a presentation on Beer in Art from the earliest days of civilization to modern times. Sometimes beer was the subject in great works of art and other times it was there to help set the scene or describe the societal ‘norms’  that period.  In some works Beer is front and center, in others it’s more subtle, but this guided tour will bring them out in the open. Be there at the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, on the river at 300 South Capital, Idaho Falls –

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Pelican Announces 2022 ‘Lone Pelican’ Series

Pelican Brewing of Oregon revealed the collaboration breweries for this year’s ‘Lone Pelican’ series of beers. The four collaboration breweries are Fort George in Astoria, Beachcrest of Lincoln City, Homegrown from Florence, and Arch Rock of Gold Beach. The first of these beers was the collaboration with Fort George Brewery in the design and execution of an Alder Smoked Stout. 7% ABV and 30 IBUs. Proceeds from sales will be directed to the Clatsop Community Action non-profit, which helps meet housing, food and basic living needs in Clatsop County, Oregon.

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