Tag Archives: Beer

No Fizz? Less Bizz!

by Ken Previtali 24 October 2017 In reading the Saving the Fizz post, a number of things came to mind. Keeping CO2 bubbles sealed in a bottle until they were set free to tickle the senses was indeed a challenge … Continue reading

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My bottle from the Empress of Ireland

My bottle from the Empress of Ireland 08 April 2015 Recently I received a couple of e-mails from Francine Saint-Laurent in Montréal (Québec) with questions about a bottle she had in her possession. The e-mails also referenced the Empress of Ireland which … Continue reading

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Henry Ferris Porter Bottle

Henry Ferris Porter Bottle 27 February 2015 The following e-mail was in my in-box from last month and I haven’t had a chance to pursue until now. It is represented below from a fellow in Florida. Pretty neat old ale bottle of some … Continue reading

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Dr. Forest’s Tonic Bitters – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Dr. Forest’s Tonic Bitters – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 14 October 2014 (R•101514 – McGuire) The Dr. Forest’s Tonic Bitters from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is one tough brand to figure out. I mean, who is Dr. Forest and why is Bacon and Miller embossed … Continue reading

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Cool Embossings 3

Cool Embossings 3 09 September 2014 Lions, Bears and Bulls oh my. This is the third post in the series titled “Cool Embossings”. See Cool Bottle Embossings and Cool Bottle Embossings 2. I carry these images around in my digital purse, and periodically want to post. … Continue reading

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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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Look at this labeled 481 Brand Stomach Bitters

Look at this labeled 481 Brand Stomach Bitters 25 May 2014 That is exactly what the gentleman is doing with one keen eye, looking at his 481 Brand Stomach Bitters, “At Last”….”The Best”. Hidden away in John Pastor’s current American … 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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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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Beer Street and Gin Lane by William Hogarth

Beer Street and Gin Lane William Hogarth 08 September 2013 Beer Street and Gin Lane are two prints issued in 1751 by English artist William Hogarth in support of what would become the Gin Act. they depict the evils of … Continue reading

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