This Day in Beer History

On this day in 1989 Anchor released a Steam Beer that was brewed on the day of the 1989 Earth Quake (October 17th). To commemorate the event Anchor released that batch of Steam Beer with the label upside down.

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1644 BEER TAX

On this day in 1644 the citizens of New Amsterdam (later New York) rose to a state of near rebellion in protest of an increased tax on beer. At the time the settlers knew beer was safe to drink while water was questionable. Thus, beer was a necessity and the tax was an abomination. 

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This Day in Beer History

On October 25, 1909 a Boiler explosion rocked the Pabst Brewery of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It injured several employees, destroyed three floors of the brewery and caused $ 250,000 worth of damage.

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Celebrate National Drink Beer Day

It’s here again, the day (September 28th each year) when the United States observes National Drink Beer Day. Conveniently it also coincides with Oktoberfest. So raise a glass or two responsibly and enjoy this once a year commemoration of BEER!

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This Day in Beer History

September 3rd – On this day in 1968, Anheuser-Busch broke ground on a new brewery in Merrimack, New Hampshire. When the brewery started production the increased competition signaled the swan song for a few long-time New England breweries including Narragansett. ZOO BREW September 13th  5 to 9 at Idaho Falls Zoo – Tickets on sale at MBBF.org

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BEER TAX

On this day – September 1st, in 1862 an excise tax on beer, passed the previous June, went into effect to help fund the Civil War. The enactment resulted in the formation of the United States Brewers Association. ZOO BREW Friday September 13, 5 to 9 p.m. at the Idaho Falls Zoo. Tickets on sale at MBBF.org

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This day in BEER HISTORY

On 29 August 1802 Lord Hobart wrote Governor King of Australia that he intended to reduce the consumption of Spirits by furnishing the colony with 10 tons of Porter beer. © Gregg Smith ZOO BREW Friday August 13, 2019 Idaho Falls ZOO 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets on sale at MBBF.ORG

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This day in Beer History

On this in 1768 Captain Cook departed England on his famous voyage aboard the Endeavor. Believing in the healthful qualities of Beer, Cook took along 4 tonnes of beer. It didn’t last. He had to make several stops along the way to ‘homebrew’ more including one notable stop in New Zealand.

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ABI Buys Another Craft Brewer

Anheuser-Busch Inbev announced the acquisition of Platform Brewing Company. The latest addition to the ABI craft beer portfolio includes their main brewery and a dedicated sour-beer facilityin Cleveland, along with outlets in Columbus, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh.

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FREE Beer Fest Ticket Rock

Want a FREE entry into the Beer Fest June 1st at Sandy Downs? Just find a Beer Fest Ticket Rock and bring it to the Beer Fest gate to exchange it for One FREE entry. (Must be 21 to be eligible) Rocks will be placed downtown Idaho Falls overnight on May 27-28… Helpful Hint… look near ticket outlets. Good luck FREE Ticket Rock hunting.

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