Friday’s ad is for Bink, from probably the 1950s. From the late 1800s until the 1980s, poster art really came into its own, and in Europe a lot of really cool posters, many of them for breweries, were produced. I’ve been posting vintage European posters all last year and will continue to do so in 2020. This poster was created for the Brouwerij Kerkom, which was located in Kerkom-bij-Sint-Truiden, usually just known more simply as Kerkom, which is in the south of the province of Limburg, Belgium. The brewery was founded in 1878 by Evarist Clerinx. The text at the top, “Uwen glimlach … is den kroon op onsch work!” Google translates as “Your smile … is the crown at work!” But I especially love the text at the bottom, “De ziel van vroeger met de smaak van nu,” which means “The soul of the past with the taste of today.” I don’t know who created this poster.
Archives for July 3, 2020
Today is the 47th 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 56th 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.