Category Archives: Ales & Ciders

Ale and Cider Bottles

FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Saturday Morning Seminars

FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Saturday Morning Seminars 09 August 2014 This group of pictures come from the Seminars that occurred on Saturday morning from 9:00 am until noon. There were three sets of paired seminars to give attendees a choice. All seemed to … Continue reading

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Kentucky’s Top 25 Rarest Bottles

In honor of and in preparation for the upcoming FOHBC 2014 National Antique Bottle Show in Lexington, Kentucky, I thought it would be nice to look at the Top 25 Kentucky’s Rarest Bottles. I will try to add pictures if I have … Continue reading

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Could a mundane bottle of wine-flavored ginger ale be a descendent of a winery established in 1835?

Could a mundane bottle of wine-flavored ginger ale be a descendent of a winery established in 1835? 24 June 2014 by Ken Previtali Two earlier PRG posts, one on Bininger’s Knickerbocker Wine Bitters and another more recently, on California Wine … Continue reading

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What?…more Orange Bitters…..!

What?…more Orange Bitters…..! by James Viguerie 20 February 2014 I think Orange bitters must have been one of the most common varieties produced. I took a look and tried to find the oldest brand of Orange bitters I could. Most … Continue reading

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Possibly the Earliest Photograph of People Drinking Beer

Possibly the Earliest Photograph of People Drinking Beer 15 February 2014 While working on the Bernard’s Orange Bitters from Edinburgh post, I came across this image above which is possibly the earliest photograph of people drinking beer. It is a salt print … Continue reading

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Bernard’s Orange Bitters and a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland

Bernard’s Orange Bitters and a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland PART OF THE ORANGE BITTERS SERIES 14 February 2014 Here we have yet another mysterious and unlisted ‘orange bitters‘ trade card from the Joe Gourd collection (see below). At first I thought … Continue reading

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The Ladies’ Home Journal Endorses Beer as Opposed to Patent Medicines

The Ladies’ Home Journal Endorses Beer as Opposed to Patent Medicines 08 December 2013 “A mother who would hold up her hands in holy horror at the thought of her child drinking a glass of beer, which contains from two … Continue reading

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Houston Ice and Brewing Co. – Magnolia Brewery

Houston Ice and Brewing Co. Magnolia Brewery 10 November 2013 The first time I can find Hugh Hamilton and the roots of the Houston Ice and Brewing Company is an 1887-88 listing within the Houston City Directory. He is located … Continue reading

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The Ginger Ale Page – Ken Previtali

The GINGER ALE Page Ken Previtali 19 October 2013 (R•102713) (R•110213) One of the neat things about Peachridge Glass is the opportunity and doors it opens to correspond with collectors. I am constantly receiving new material and updating posts which … Continue reading

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What about this New Orleans Malakoff Bitters?

What about this New Orleans Malakoff Bitters? Malakoff Russian Stomach Bitters 21 September 2013 (updated 22 Sept 2013) (updated 25 September 2013) (R•060614) (R•o72314) An ebony and aged Ganymede, however, appeared with coffee, and told me “the Captn wants ask … Continue reading

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