On November 29th in 1650, Cornelius Van Tienhoven, Secretary to the Director General of New Amsterdam, declared that innkeepers should have nothing to complain about the beer tax since they passed the entire amount on to customers. It seems consumers have been taking it on the chin ever since.

Save the Date of December 11th for Santa Crawl – between noon and 2 drop off a non-perishable food item at Idaho Brewing and receive a coupon sheet for that day with discounts around town celebrating Santa Crawl.

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