Tuesday’s ad is for Urania Zürich, from 1950. From the late 1800s until the 1960s, poster art really came into its own, and in Europe a lot of really cool posters, many of them for breweries, were produced. This poster was made for the Urania Zürich Bier and Speise Restaurant, a Swiss “beer and food restaurant” located in Zürich, Switzerland. I don’t know if it’s still a going concern, but there is a Urania Sternwarte in Zürich, which is a telescope observatory, so that’s likely the area where it was located. The poster was created by Swiss artist Alfred Koella.
Archives for June 25, 2019
Today is the 51st birthday of Andy French, former brewmaster at Southern Pacific Brewing in San Francisco, one of the new wave of breweries that opened in the city a few years ago. I first met Andy when he brewed at Speakeasy, and after that would see him from time to time at Zeitgeist, though he first started brewing back East in the DC area. When his roommate Chris Lawrence, who also worked for Speakeasy once upon a time, decided to open his own brewery, he tapped Andy to work the mash paddles, and things had been going great since they opened a few years ago, though I’ve heard Andy is now back doing shifts at Zeitgeist. Join me in wishing Andy a very happy birthday.