Wednesday’s ad is for Trinkt Sternenberg Bier, from 1907. 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 Actien-Brauerei Zum Sternenberg, in Sternenberg, Switzerland, located in the Canton of Zürich. The artist who created the poster was Swiss painter Burkhard Mangold, and it was printed by Wassermann & Schäublin of Basel.
Archives for July 3, 2019
Today is the 46th birthday of Christian Ettinger, founder of Hopworks Urban Brewery, or HUB, in Portland, Oregon. I first met Christian when was the head brewer at Laurelwood, also in Portland. A few years later, having won several medals and awards, he struck out on his own in 2007, and it’s been over ten years now. They started canning their beer in 2012, and also hard cider, and they make some wonderful beers. Join me in wishing Christian a very happy birthday.
Today is the 55th birthday of Tom Kehoe, founder of Yards Brewing, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tom’s been a fixture of the Philly beer scene as long as I can remember, at at least since 1996. He’s one of those people that you feel like you’ve known for years, even when you first meet him. And he’s a terrifically talented brewer, too. Tom was also kind enough to speak at the North American Guild of Beer Writers’ first symposium. Join me in wishing Tom a very happy birthday.