Today in 1954, US Patent 2692199 A was issued, an invention of Ralph O. Weber, assigned to Archer Daniels Midland Co., for his “Method Of Making Beer.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary:
This invention relates to processes of making beer, and more particularly to improvements wherein there is utilized the solid materials of soybeans from which the oil has been removed.
This one’s interesting and worth the long read. It’s essentially adjunct brewing, but incorporating soybeans in the process, too. The fact that Archer Daniels Midland owns the rights to the patent is also a bit curious.