This Day in Beer History

This day in 1769  Governor of New Jersey William Franklin (son of Benjamin Franklin)  worried about using the colony’s dwindling beer supply  to provide British troops with rations. To address the crisis he issued a proclamation: ENACTED: That… in Lieu and Stead of Four Pints of Small Beer hereby allowed each man per day it shall and may be lawful [to allow instead]… Molasses not exceeding one gallon to a barrel of small beer.    JOIN Santa Crawl by dropping off non-perishable food items at Idaho Brewing between noon and

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New Belgium and Magnolia sell to Kirin’s Lion group

New Belgium and Magnolia have agreed to a buyout by Kirin Brewing’s Lion group. For Magnolia’s owner Dick Cantwell this is the second time he’s been involved with selling his craft brewery to a big brewer. The first was the sale of Elysian to Anheuser-Busch Inbev. (Mountain Brewers Beer Fest tickets June 6, 2020 make a great Christmas Gift. Visit the MBBF.org ticket store now !)

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SANTA CRAWL December 14th

Start at Idaho Brewing and drop off a non-perishable food item between noon and 2 o’clock on the 14th and receive a valuable coupon sheet for discounted food and drink in downtown; then start your own pub crawl. (costumes encouraged) See you there !

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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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