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W H A T :

  • BEER WARS
  • Director: Anat Baron, USA, 2009, 89 minutes, Not Rated.
  • Genre: Documentary


  • W H E N :

  • Tuesday, June 22, 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, June 23, 7:30 pm
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  • 6:00 pm: Food & Craft Beer
  • 7:30 pm: film screening


  • W H E R E :

  • The Redmoor
    3187 Linwood Avenue, Mt. Lookout Square   513 871 6789
  • FREE PARKING on the two upper levels behind the CVS drugstore next door to the Redmoor. Click for PARKING MAP.


  • T I C K E T S :

  • Tickets are $8 advance / $10 door.
  • Tickets for students and Enjoy the Arts members with valid ID are $8, available only at the door.


  • A D V A N C E   T I C K E T S
    ( click each location for maps )

  • ON-LINE
  • tollfree 1-877-548-3237
  • The Redmoor, 513-871-6789


  • Clifton-Ludlow Ave. -
    Sitwell's Coffee House
    513 281 7487

  • Mt. Lookout Square -
    Lookout Joe Coffee Roasters

    513 871 8626

  • Northside-Hamilton Ave -
    Shake It Music & Video
    513 591 0123

  • Downtown Cincinnati -
    Coffee Emporium
    513 651 5483


  • Tickets will also be sold at the door, subject to availability.





    Socialize before
    the Film -
    Enjoy Craft Beers,
    Cocktails & Good Food


    Welcome to THE REDMOOR, a movie theatre-turned-cabaret where you'll enjoy "cinema deluxe" amenities at everyday prices.

    Come early, park once.
    (Free, behind the theatre - see map above.) Meet others with similar interests and enjoy a meal and beverage along with a great CWC film event -- all in the same building!



    More about the Redmoor...

    Originally the site of a sheep farm, the Mount Lookout Theater opened in 1938 (some say 1941), seating 750 as a single screen cinema.

    It closed in 1988, sat vacant three years, then reopened in 1991 as Del Frisco's, a steakhouse/night club which closed in '94. Three years later it reopened in '97 as the Mt. Lookout Cinema Grill, a twin screen cinema, which went under in 2005.

    The building was vacant again for two years. In 2007 the two screening rooms were removed and the building reopened as Jasper's, a nightclub. Early in 2009, management redesigned the space with upscale elegance in mind and changed the name to The Redmoor.




    BEER WARS is presented with
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    WNKU 89.7 FM...
    celebrating 25 years of broadcasting in
    Northern Kentucky & Greater Cincinnati.
    WNKU - Celebrating 25 years
     

    BEER WARS

    Fast-paced, funny, informative and filled with interesting characters, BEER WARS is an inside look at the culture of craft brewing and the dedicated entrepreneurs who run America's small breweries.


    About the Film
     
    You do not have to be a "beer geek" to enjoy this entertaining film. In these times when many Americans are looking for ways to re-establish careers or build new businesses, BEER WARS celebrates the craftsmanship and tenacity of small business owners doing what they love - making great beer and striving to establish new brands in a crowded market. So what is "craft beer," anyway?
     
    The film covers a lot of ground and we meet a bunch of colorful craft brewers who clearly love their product. Especially interesting is the time spent with two individuals with differing perspectives — brewer Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head Craft Brewery) and marketer Rhonda Kallman (Moonshot Beer). Learn more about them here.
     
    American Beer Revolution Today, 1600 U.S. breweries produce more varieties of beer than anywhere else in the world and American beer routinely dominates international competition. The blue-collar stereotype attached to beer is changing rapidly as consumers discover flavor and the art of pairing fine beers with fine meals. It's all rather impressive, considering that 30 years ago there were fewer than 50 breweries left in the U.S.
     
    It's a volatile industry: during the Civil War years there were 33 breweries just in Cincinnati and 2000+ breweries nationwide (no prescription painkillers in those days). Sixty years later, Prohibition decimated the industry, leaving a couple dozen firms making "near-bears."
     
    Additional perspective: 79% of the beer made and sold in America in 2009 came from two foreign-owned companies, "The Big 2." AB-InBev, located in Belgium, controls Anheuser-Busch, has a 29% stake in Corona and is one of the top five consumer products companies in the world. SABMiller, located in South Africa, controls Miller & Coors. Combined, these two conglomerates produce over 300 brands of beer for world-wide markets.
     
    Another 14% of the beer sold in the U.S. comes from a few surviving large breweries and mostly from imports, with many of these brands controlled by the Big 2: Bass, Becks, Carling, Foster's, Grolsch, LaBatt, Lowenbrau, Molson Canadian, Peroni, Pilsner Urquell, St. Pauli Girl, Stella Artois, etc.
     
    I Am an American Craft Brewer The remaining 7% of the U.S. market is divided among the American craft beers. So, roughly 1,550 craft breweries are sharing a small piece of a big pie. One interesting example of scale: the third-largest beer producer in the U.S. (and the largest American-owned) is the Boston Beer Company, maker of Sam Adams. Their revenues are $440 million, yet their market share is around 0.9% - less than one percent. And keep in mind that most craft breweries generate less than $10 million annually.
     
    With independent brewers stymied by limited market share, director (and beer industry alumna) Anat Baron tells us why. We learn how the beer lobby created a proprietary three-tiered system over 75 years ago that still constrains competition, and that Indie brewers constantly struggle for shelf space at the market and for distributors to transport and stock their beer.
     
    We also gain insight into the practices of the Big 2 (combined 2009 worldwide revenue - 62 Billion Dollars), who use their immense resources to maintain and expand control of the marketplace. Director Baron offers a "David versus Goliath" slant on a common competitive situation, but in the world of commerce, big fish eat the little fish all the time.
     
    It's tough for the little guy. But remember, David whipped Goliath and "big fish" take note: American entrepreneurs are piranhas.
     
    The beneficiaries of real-life "Beer Wars" are consumers. Yes, millions of Americans have spent years drinking millions of barrels of American Light Lager from the big breweries -- it is the taste we grew up with, and as Tony Soprano says, "It is what it is."
     
    But craft brewing has opened up new realms of flavor, choice and enjoyment for beer drinkers. Consumers drive the market. And exposure, education and value drive consumer preferences. That's why the Big Boys are paying attention and creating faux-craft brands. The small independent breweries face many obstacles, but it is plain to see that real craft beer is not going away. Hallelujah, we 'll drink to that!
     


  • Join us for food and craft beers at 6:00, film starts at 7:30.
  • What is a "craft beer," "micro-brewery," "brew-pub"? - see below.
  • Learn more about Sam Calagione and Rhonda Kallman, here.
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    Local Craft Brewing


  • Regional Beer Map
    How to find the places below, and more!


    AREA BREWERIES
    (Several have tours and tasting rooms)

  • Bluegrass Brewing Company, Louisville, KY
    Beers: American Pale Ale, Altbier, Nut Brown Ale, Luna de Miel Raspberry Meade, Dark Star Porter, American Wheat, True Blue, Bourbon Barrel Smoked Stout, Belgian IPA, Biere de Garde.

  • Christian Moerlein, Cincinnati, OH
    Beers: Northern Liberties IPA, OTR Ale, Fifth & Vine Marzen, Emancipator Doppel Bock, Moerlein, Stout, Rookwood, Barbarossa Double Dark Lager, Christkindl Ale.

  • Great Crescent Brewery, Aurora, IN
    Beers: Great Crescent Blonde Ale, Great Crescent IPA, Great Crescent Witbier, Great Crescent Mild Ale, Great Crescent Stout, Great Crescent Cherry Ale, Great Crescent Coconut Porter.

  • Listerman Manufacturing, Cincinnati, OH
    Beers: Wild Mild Ale. Brewing Equipment & Supplies, see below.

  • Mt. Carmel Brewing Company, Cincinnati, OH
    Beers: Blonde Ale, Amber Ale, IPA, Nut Brown Ale, Stout, Winter Ale, Springtime Ale, Summertime Wheat Ale.

  • Rivertown Brewing Company, Cincinnati, OH
    Beers: Helles Lager, Hefeweizen. Hop Bomber Pale Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Bock Beer, Pumpkin Beer.

  • Samuel Adams Cincinnati Brewery, Cincinnati, OH
    Beers: Boston Lager, Sam Adams Light.


    HOME BREWING
    Brewing Equipment, Kits & Supplies

  • Listerman Manufacturing, Cincinnati, OH

  • Paradise Brewing Supplies, Cincinnati, OH

  • Table Top Brewing Ltd., Cincinnati, OH


    BREW PUBS

  • Hofbrau House, Newport, KY

  • Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, Cincinnati, OH

  • Vito's Cafe, Ft. Thomas, KY


    RETAIL
    Stores that carry Craft Beers
    (this list is not exhaustive)

    Biggs/Remke    City Cellar    Cork 'N Bottle
    DEP's    Dilly Deli Wines & Gourmet
    Dutch's Wine Merchant & Beer Dock    
    Market Wines  Party Source   Party Town
    The Root Cellar    The Village Keg


    CRAFT BREWING GROUPS

  • Bloatarian Brewing League

  • Cincinnati Malt Infusers

  • Hoperatives

  • OTR Brewery District CURC





    More Beer Links

    Craft brewers: Lots on tap for 2010, Cincinnati Business Courier

    The Death of Beer?   "as...craft beers promise variety and taste, drinkers are finally realizing what the rest of the world has been telling us for decades..."

    Best American Craft Beers

    This Year's Top 7 Craft Beer Trends

    Craft Brewery Stats

    Beer Production & Consumption Around the World The Czechs, Irish, Germans, Aussies and Austrians are drinking us under the table.

    Craft Beer sales are up, Congloms promoting "Drinkability" take a hit with Bud Light, Coors Lighte and Millers Light down 5.3%, 0.5% and 7.5% respectively. (Read the consumer comments at this webpage.)

    Sam Adams Wants to Show You Just How Small It Really Is ... touts 0.9% market share

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    Beer Glossary


    CRAFT BEER:
    An American term which is also common in Canada and New Zealand and generally refers to beer that is brewed using traditional methods, without adjuncts (cost-cutting additives) such as rice or corn, and with an eye to what's distinctive and flavorful rather than mass appeal. Whereas the term microbrewery is a term for a small scale brewery that produces a small volume of beer, craft brewery describes an approach to brewing, which in principle may be carried out on any scale. Most microbreweries are also craft breweries; however "craft" beer can also be produced by a large brewery, and there are many such products coming to market as a result of increased consumer interest in traditional beer.

    MICROBREWERY: A small brewery which produces beer and packages it primarily for sale at retail outlets (supermarkets, beer stores, restaurants, etc.) The brewing industry defines microbreweries as those producing less than 15,000 barrels per year(30,000 kegs). As the craftbeer movement has grown, however, many microbreweries have grown beyond this classification. Rather than consider a production number, most beer lovers define 'micros' as producers who produce relatively small amounts of high quality, flavorful, traditional- style beers.

    BREWPUB: A brewery located in a restaurant and/or pub which produces beer for consumption on their own premises.

    REGIONAL BREWERY: A brewery in the United States or Canada that produces between 15,000 and 1,000,000 barrels of beer annually and packages all of its beer for sale off the premises.

    LARGE BREWERY: A brewery that produces more than 1,000,000 barrels of beer annually.

    BEER MARKETING COMPANY: A company that puts its own label on beer that is brewed for them by a Brewpub, Microbrewery, or Large Brewer. Sometimes called a "contract brewer", but more correctly described as a "contract brewee".

    BEER STYLES: A term used to differentiate and categorize beers by various factors such as color, flavor, strength, ingredients, production method, recipe, history, or origin. The two principal styles are ALE and LAGER. Ales are top-fermenting and use yeast strains that are productive in warmer temperatures. They brew quickly, generally in one or two weeks. Lagers are bottom-fermenting, using yeast that works at colder temperatures and take longer to ferment, often a month or more. Hence the name - the German word "lager" means to set aside or to store.

    The "Beer Philosopher" says: These two classifications of beer are further defined, or distinguished, by their finished characteristics as well. Ales tend to be richer, fruitier, and more robust in flavor and smell with a complex range of colors and a body ranging from light to heavy. Ales are generally best served at temperatures ranging between 50-60 degrees. Ales are also often somewhat higher in ABV (alcohol by volume) than their cooler cousins. Lagers are generally lighter, cleaner tasting beers with more subtle flavor profiles that are high in drinkability. Lagers are most often served at somewhat colder temperatures between 40-50 degrees. Most all of the typical beers you think of as being popular, especially in America, are a type of lager known appropriately enough as an "American Light lager." You'll probably know them as Budweiser, Miller or Coors.

    Beer Styles are furthered divided in various categories, for example: Anglo-American Ales, Belgian-Style Ales, Hybrids & Specialty Beers, Lagers, American Light-Lagers, Bock, Pilsners, Porters, Stouts and Wheats.

    BEER VINTAGES: Akin to wine, "vintages" are essentially one beer style, from different years, crafted by the same brewery. Comparison of vintages can be highly educational, as they demonstrate the effects of aging, storage, yeast, various brewing methods, and possibly, the mark of the brewmaster.


    The above information is courtesy of TheBeerInMe.com, where you will find everything about beer - education, forums, reviews, interviews, etc.; and The Beer Philosopher, a seasoned connoisseur of craft and import beers.




    Sam & Rhonda

    Sam Calagione
    is the founder and president of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware - he is a brewer first and foremost, dedicated to creating outstanding beers. His business is the fastest growing small brewery in the country and the only brewery in America to be named to the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies. Pretty amazing, especially as Dogfish has only a 0.0002 percent market share. In the film, we see Sam going to beer festivals, running a "beer dinner," working on growth plans and playing with his kids. His success draws the attention of Anheuser-Busch, though, and Sam finds two of his brews targeted by AB-InBev marketers ... and their lawyers.

    Rhonda Kallman comes from the sales, marketing and distribution side of the business. Together with Jim Koch, she cofounded The Boston Beer Company, maker of Samuel Adams, in 1984, and helped build it into the third largest brewer in the nation. Out on her own now, Rhonda has founded the New Century Brewing Co., maker of Moonshot Beer, the only beer with caffeine. The film tracks Rhonda as she spends her days doing research and working the phone, and at night hits the road searching for both markets and investors, while placing everything she owns on the line.

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    A Brief History of Beer in the U.S.A


  • In the mid-19th Century there were 33 breweries in Cincinnati OH.
  • 1979 - there were fewer than 50 breweries in the entire U.S.A.
  • 1983 - the top 6 breweries (Anheuser-Busch, Miller, Heileman, Stroh, Coors, and Pabst) controlled 92% of U. S. beer production.
  • 1984 - 44 brewing concerns operated a total of 83 breweries.
  • 1995 - 500 breweries in operation, including craft and micro-breweries.


    Chronology of the American Brewing Industry
    YEAR EVENT
    2010 AB-InBev reported revenue for 2009 of $36.758 Billion. Earnings before taxes were $13.037 Billion. Details here.
    2010 SABMiller reported revenue for 2009 of $25.3 Billion. Earnings before taxes were $7.129 Billion. Details here.
    2010 MolsonCoors reported net income for 2009 of $720.4 Million. Thanks to a favorable effective tax rate of only 2.2%, after-tax income was $707.4 Million.
    2008 Belgium-based brewer InBev acquired Anheuser-Busch on November 18, 2008, to become the world's largest brewer and one of the top five consumer products companies in the world. Details here.
    2008 MillerCoors joint venture was launched on July 1, 2008. South African brewer SABMiller has a 58% majority holding and MolsonCoors has 42%.
    2008 134 new beers entered the U.S. market.
    2007 44 new beers entered the U.S. market.
    2005 Canadian beermaker Molson merges with Coors to create the world's fifth largest brewer.
    2002 South African beermaker SAB acquires 100% of the Miller Brewing Company. The new entity SABMiller, headquarted in Johannesburg, SA, becomes the world's second largest brewer.


      Chronology for years 1787-1995 below obtained from BeerHistory.Com. Our list is abridged - to see the complete chronology, click here.

    1995 Approximately 500 breweries are operating in the United States, and they are estimated to increase at a rate of 3 or 4 per week.
    1994 Year end production figures rank the top 5 brewers as: AnheuserBusch (87.5 million bbls.); Miller (42.6 million bbls.); Adolph Coors (20.3 million bbls.); Stroh's (11.8 million bbls.); G. Heileman (8.4 million bbls.)
    1994 California begins the year with 84 Micro Breweries or Brewpubs in operation - one more than there were breweries in the nation 10 years earlier.
    1990 Producing 31,000 bbls. of beer, the Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico, CA becomes the first start up micro brewery to break out of that classification (considered 25,000 bbl or less).
    1984 Manhattan Brewing Co., in New York City's SOHO section, becomes the first Brew Pub on the east coast.
    1984 Micro Breweries begin to spread: Riley-Lyon (AR): Boulder (CO); Snake River (ID); Millstream (IA); Columbia River (OR); Kessler (MT); Chesapeake Bay (VA).
    1984 44 Brewing concerns are operating a total of 83 breweries.
    1983 The top six breweries (Anheuser-Busch, Miller, Heileman, Stroh, Coors, and Pabst) control 92% of U. S. beer production.
    1983 In January, 51 brewing concerns are operating a total of 80 breweries. This is the low water mark for breweries in the 20th century.
    1982 For the first time since prohibition, a brewery is allowed to open that not only sells its' beer at its' own bar on premises, but serves food to boot. In Bert Grant's Yakima Brewing and Malting Co., Inc., the Brew Pub is born.
    1977 The first ale is served in a new brewery in Sonoma, CA. Jack McAuliffe's venture is short lived, but the New Albion Brewery will become known as America's first "Micro Brewery", or "Craft Brewery".
    1971 Philip Morris Co. acquires Miller Brewing Co.
    1970 A small group of collectors of brewery advertising items form the first club in the nation devoted to that hobby - The Eastern Coast Breweriana Association (ECBA).
    1969 Fritz Maytag takes ownership of the Anchor Brewing Co. in San Francisco, CA. It is not obvious at the time, but a revolution has begun. He brews high quality beer for non-main stream tastes.
    1969 Canned beer outsells bottled beer for the first time.
    1962 Tab top can introduced by Pittsburgh Brewing Company.
    1961 230 breweries in operation. Only 140 are independently run.
    1959 Aluminum can introduced by Coors of Golden, Colorado.
    1954 First l6oz can introduced by Schlitz.
    1953 Anheuser-Busch buys the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.
    1951 Barrel tax raised to $9.00.
    1951 Anheuser-Busch of St. Louis builds a new brewery in Newark, New Jersey starting a trend for expansion of breweries.
    1950 407 breweries in operation.
    1949-1958 185 breweries close down or sell out.
    1944 Barrel tax raised to $8.00.
    1943 Brewers are required to allocate 15% of their production for military use.
    1940 Barrel tax raised from $5.00 to $6.00.
    1940 Beer production at level of preprohibition years with half the number of breweries in operation as in 1910.
    1935 Falstaff Brewing Co. of St. Louis leases the Krug Brewing Company of Omaha, Nebraska. This touches off a wave of acquisitions by large brewers.
    1935 Schlitz introduces cone top can produced by Continental Can Company.
    1935 Canned beer introduced by American Can Company and Krueger Brewing Co. of Newark, New Jersey on June 24.
    1934 756 brewers back in operation.
    1933 31 brewers back in operation by June.
    1933 The Cullen Bill is passed in March allowing states which did not have state prohibition laws to sell 3.2% beer. It also instituted a $5.00 per barrel tax on beer. On April 7, 1933 the legalization of beer takes effect via the 21st Amendment repealing the 18th.
    1932 86 million gallons of near beer produced.
    1921 300 million gallons of "near beer" produced.
    1920s Near beers brewed during prohibition: Pablo by Pabst, Famo by Schlitz, Vivo by Miller, Lux-O by Stroh and Bevo by Anheuser-Busch.
    1919 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ratified on January 16 calling for national prohibition to take effect one year from the date of ratification.
    1916 Six San Francisco breweries consolidate.
    1916 Twenty-three states dry.
    1914 Fourteen states dry.
    1913 Webb-Kenyon bill passed prohibiting the interstate shipment of alcoholic beverages to dry states.
    1912 Nine states vote dry.
    1902 Barrel tax on beer reduced to $1.00.
    1901 Barrel tax on beer reduced to $1.60.
    1901 Ten Boston brewers merge into Massachusetts Breweries Company, Ltd.
    1899 The Pittsburgh Brewing Company formed by the consolidation of twenty one Pittsburgh brewers.
    1898 Beer barrel tax raised to $2.00 during Spanish American War. Beer sales decline.
    1893 Anti-Saloon League founded by Rev. Howard Hyde Russell with the goal of suppressing the saloon.
    1892 Crown cap invented by William Painter of Crown Cork and Seal Co. in Baltimore.
    1890 Six New Orleans brewers combine to form the New Orleans Brewing Co.
    1889 Eighteen St. Louis breweries merge into the English syndicate St. Louis Brewing Association.
    1889 One of the first big brewery mergers takes place. Franz Falk Brewing Co. and Jung and Borchert in Milwaukee merge to form Falk, Jung & Borchert Brewing Co. This brewery was taken over four years later by Pabst.
    1886 National Union of the Brewers of the United States established.
    1884 Adolphus Busch of St. Louis and Otto Koehler establish the Lone Star Brewing Co. in San Antonio, Texas.
    1880-1910Number of breweries declines. Improved methods of production and distribution mean fewer breweries can manufacture more beer. By 1910 number of breweries drops to around 1500.
    1880 Internal Revenue Department records indicate 2830 ale and lager breweries in operation.
    1877 George Ehret of New York is the largest brewer in the country.
    1876 Louis Pasteur publishes "Studies on Beer" showing how yeast organisms can be controlled.
    1873 Adolphus Busch begins bottling of beer for large scale shipments at the Anheuser Brewery in St. Louis (bottling was not new - only the magnitude of this venture).
    1873 4131 breweries (record number) produce 9 million barrels of beer.
    1869 Best Brewing Co. (later Pabst) begins expansion in Milwaukee with the purchase of Charles T. Melms' Brewery.
    1867 3700 breweries in operation in America producing 6 million barrels of beer.
    1865 National Temperance Society and Publication House formed in Saratoga, New York.
    1862 Internal Revenue Act taxes beer at the rate of one dollar per barrel to help finance the government during the Civil War.
    1861 Internal Revenue System introduced.
    1860 1269 breweries produce over one million barrels of beer for a population of 31 million. New York and Pennsylvania account for 85% of the production.
    1859 Solomon, Taecher & Co. start Colorado's first brewery, the Rocky Mountain Brewery.
    1857 The largest brewery in the West is the Chicago brewery of William Lill and Michael Diversey.
    1855 German brewer William Menger starts a lager beer brewery in San Antonio, Texas. This is the first brewery in that city.
    1852 George Schneider starts a brewery in St. Louis, Missouri. This brewery is the seed of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery.
    1850 431 breweries in the country produce 750,000 barrels of beer (31 gallons per barrel). The population is 23 million.
    1849 Adam Schuppert Brewery at Stockton and Jackson Streets in San Francisco becomes California's first brewery.
    1849 August Krug forms a brewery in Milwaukee which evolved into the Schlitz Brewery.
    1848 John Huck and John Schneider start the first lager beer brewery in Chicago.
    1844 Jacob Best starts a brewery in Milwaukee which later becomes the Pabst Brewing Co.
    1844 The Fortmann and Company Brewery introduces lager beer to Cincinnati.
    1840 Philadelphia brewer John Wagner introduces lager beer.
    1836 United States Temperance Union meets in Saratoga, Now York and changes name to American Temperance Union. Principle of total abstinence or "Teetotalism" is introduced.
    1833 Membership in the country's five thousand temperance societies exceeds one and one quarter million.
    1833 William Lill & Co. (Heas & Sulzer) start the first commercial brewery in Chicago and produce 600 barrels of ale in their first year.
    1829 David G. Yuengling opens a brewery in the Pennsylvania coal town of Pottsville. It continues as the oldest operating brewery in the United States, still owned by the Yuengling family.
    1826 American Society for the Promotion of Temperance formed in Boston (also known as the American Temperance Society).
    1820 Brewers report business off due to increased consumption of whiskey.
    1810 132 operating breweries produce 185,000 barrels of beer. Population of the country is 7 million.
    1793 Philadelphia produces more beer than all the other seaports in the country.
    1789 George Washington presents his "buy American" policy indicating he will only drink porter made in America.
    1775 Revolutionary War measures by Congress include rationing to each soldier one quart of Spruce Beer or Cider per man per day.
    1765 The British Army builds a brewery at Fort Pitt (Pittsburgh, PA). The first brewery west of the Allegheny mountains.
    1754George Washington enters a beer recipe in his notebook.
    1683 William Frampton erects the first brewery in Philadelphia on Front Street between Walnut and Spruce at the Dock Street Creek.
    1683 William Penn's colony erects a brewery at Peonshury near Bristol, Pennsylvania.
    1637 First authoritatively recorded brewery in the Massachusetts Bay Colony under the control of Captain Sedgwick.
    1634 Samuel Cole is the first to be licensed in Boston to operate a tavern.
    1632 The West India Company builds a brewery on Brewers Street in New Amsterdam led by Governor Van Twiller.
    1612 Adrian Block & Hans Christiansen establish the first known brewery in the New World on the southern tip of New Amsterdam (Manhattan).
    1607 First shipment of beer arrives in the Virginia colony from England.
    1587Virginia colonists brew ale using corn.

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