Friday’s ad is for Schlitz, from 1942. “Just the Kiss of the Hops” was a popular slogan used by Schlitz for several decades. It’s meant to express that their beer had no bitterness, but they definitely had some fun with it over the years. In this ad, a woman holds a clear glass of beer to show just how clear it is as you can see the Schlitz globe easily through the beer. That certainly proves it’s “America’s most distinguished beer.”
Archives for October 27, 2017
Today is the 52nd birthday of Thomas Kerns, who is the owner and brewmaster of the Big Island Brewhaus in Kamuela, Hawaii. He’s originally from Oregon, and started brewing commercially for a McMenamins Pub brewery. When I met him he was the head brewer for Maui Brewery, and he was there for over ten years before striking out on his own, which opened in 2008. I first got to know Thomas a bunch of years ago when we roomed together for GABF judging. Join me wishing Thomas a very happy birthday.
Thomas with Garett Marrero when he was still at Maui Brewing.