This Day In Beer History

On this day – October 28, 1644 – Concerned citizens of New Amsterdam (New York City) protested a new tax on Beer. They pleaded that, “…this will probably have to be paid by the poor, who are unable to procure beer for the sick and wounded….” Beer Taxes were a constant complaint of Dutch New Yorkers. It and other regressive taxes caused the citizens to look upon their leaders with disdain. This contributed to the settlers giving up the colony to the English that year without firing a shot. by

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This Day in Beer History

On this day – October 28, 1644 – Concerned citizens of New Amsterdam (New York City) protested a new tax on Beer. They pleaded that, “…this will probably have to be paid by the poor, who are unable to procure beer for the sick and wounded….” Beer Taxes were a constant complaint of Dutch New Yorkers. It and other regressive taxes caused the citizens to look upon their leaders with disdain. This contributed to the settlers giving up the colony to the English that year without firing a shot.

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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 on sale now; make a great Christmas gift. Visit MBBF.org)

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SANTA CRAWL

Join the Pub Crawl by dropping off non-perishable food items at Idaho Brewing Company between Noon and 2 pm on December 14th and receive a coupon sheet to start a Santa inspired Pub Crawl downtown in Idaho. All items donated go to the Food Bank. More news to follow soon.

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