Randy Carlson collection for sale

The Randy Carlson Collection is for sale.


Posted by David Fahey on November 17, 2010 at 05:22 PM in Beer | Permalink

Drink in Victorian Norwich: Part IV (article)

Rob Donovan, "Drink in Victorian Norwich: Part IV," Brewery History: The Journal of the Brewery History Society 137 (Autumn 2010): 73-166.

Posted by David Fahey on November 16, 2010 at 07:42 PM in Alcohol (general), Beer, Brewing , Britain, Drinking Spaces | Permalink

Yuengling growing

Family-owned Yuengling was founded in 1829.  Cautiously growing, it has added a brewery in Memphis to existing ones in Pottsville (near Philadelphia) and Tampa. Although it produces about the same amount of beer as does Boston Beer (brewer of Samuel Adams), Yuengling has only about 250 employees as compared with Boston's 900. Among America's top ten breweries, Yuengling is the one one to post a double digit increase in sales in the last year.  By the way, some drinkers think that Yuengling (pronounced ying-ling) is a Chinese import.  See the Wall Street Journal article, 


Posted by David Fahey on October 22, 2010 at 08:59 PM in Beer, Brewing | Permalink

Beer advertising, 1933-1960 (article)

Nathan Michael Corzine, "Right at Home: Freedom and Domesticity in the Language and Imagery of Beer Advertising 1933-1960," Journal of Social History 43/4 (2010): 843-866.  Purdue graduate student who is writing a dissertation on baseball and drug abuse in the post-World War II era.

Posted by David Fahey on September 30, 2010 at 12:44 PM in Advertising, Beer | Permalink

Munich Oktoberfest's bland lagers

Greg Kitsock in the Washington Post complains that the beers at Munich Oktoberfest (from just six breweries) are bland lagers.  There is more variety at an American beer festival (and American craft brewers look to Belgium and not to Germany for ideas). Kitsock does complain the joint effort of Jim Koch (Boston Beer) and the German firm of Weihenstephen for creating a new beer called Infinium within the Reinheitsgebot or beer purity law.  For more, see http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/27/AR2010092706272.html

Posted by David Fahey on September 29, 2010 at 02:01 PM in Beer, Belgium, Brewing , Germany | Permalink

Beer vs pot in California

According to Ryan Grim at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/21/this-buds-not-for-you-bee_n_732901.html, the California beer distribution lobby is spending money to fight a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana.  Apparently beer and pot are competitors for the same dollars at least some of the time.

Posted by David Fahey on September 21, 2010 at 04:59 PM in Beer, Cannabis | Permalink

Beer in Cincinnati's German district known as Over-the-Rhine (book)

Michael D. Morgan, Over-the-Rhine: When Beer Was King (Charleston, SC: History Press, 2010).

Posted by David Fahey on September 21, 2010 at 03:42 PM in Beer, Books, Brewing , Drinking Spaces, United States | Permalink

Beer and the English language (article)

Christopher Mulvey, "Brewers' English: Beer and the English Language," Brewery History 136 (Summer 2010): 97-103.

Posted by David Fahey on September 17, 2010 at 12:12 PM in Beer, Britain | Permalink

Beer branding in England (article)

Mark Wickens, "Brandhouse and Beer Branding," Brewery History 136 (Summer 2010): 64-69.

Posted by David Fahey on September 17, 2010 at 12:09 PM in Beer, Britain | Permalink

Did the ancient Israelites drink beer? (article)

For a discussion of beer drinking by the ancient Israelites, see http://www.bib-arch.org/BAR/article.asp?PubID=BSBA&Volume=36&Issue=5&ArticleID=4

Thanks to Paul Thompson for the tip about this article.

Posted by David Fahey on September 15, 2010 at 08:50 PM in Beer, Israel | Permalink