A Bitters Club I Suspect You Do Not Belong To…


A Bitters Club I Suspect You Do Not Belong To…

Nelsen’s Hall and the Bitters Club

05 March 2014


Apple-Touch-IconAIf nothing else, this post proves, beyond doubt, that bitters collector, Jeff Burkhardt (Cedarsburg, Wisconsin) has not aged and has looked the same for the past 30 or 40 years.


Ferdinand –

A bitters club I suspect you do not belong to. Up on remote Washington Island, Wisconsin, is a pub that has a long standing BITTERS CLUB. Stop in, pay a couple of bucks at Nelsen’s Hall and they’ll serve up a shot of Angostura Bitters for you to down. Did it 20-30 years ago; even have a T-shirt, long since relegated to the rag-bag. Ted Krist is a “member”…and we’re both card carrying! Some pics attached.

FROGGY (Jeff Burkhardt)




About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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2 Responses to A Bitters Club I Suspect You Do Not Belong To…

  1. Froggy says:

    Well, all one has to do is give a guy like you 1/2 a story and all of the sudden we’ve got the whole enchilada! But seriously, thanks for digging further, finding more pics. Incidentally, while I appreciate the compliment, that pic of me is only 2 years old. I’m a regular.

  2. Rick Simi says:

    Yep, If you drink enough Angostura you’ll be regular

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