Friday’s ad is for the Munich Oktoberfest, from 2018, though it’s not the official poster for that year. This one was the third-place winner from that year’s contest to choose the official poster. From the late 1800s until the 1970s, 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 is for the Munich Oktoberfest, which began September 21 and runs through October 6. Originally I thought from now until then I’d post posters from the German folk festival, but now that Oktoberfest is over I think I’ll just keep going. From what I can tell, official Oktoberfest posters started being produced each year beginning in 1952. This poster was created by German artist Nina Bachmann.
Archives for December 13, 2019
Today would have been the 59th birthday of Jim Parker, who’s been a fixture in thenational, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington beer scenes for over 25 years. He founded the Mountain Tap Tavern in 1992, in Colorado, and also worked for the IBS (formerly part of the Brewers Association), was director of the American Homebrewers Association, editor-in-chief of Zymurgy and New Brewer, Executive Director of the Oregon Brewers Guild, as well as starting and working at mant different breweries. Jim was also the first person I know to put Tot-chos on a menu, and for that alone he gets into heaven in my book. Jim is a terrifc person and very passionate about beer. In November of last year, Jim suffered a severe stroke and passed away in February of this year. Please join me in raising a toast to Jim’s memory.