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3 Oct 2016 - Alan McLeod - A Good Beer Blog
Confession. I have fed Stan in my home. I have been asked by Stan why he bothers discussing things with me. My name appears in this book. I am very fond of Stan. All of which may influence my opinion of his writings, of this book. Along with the fact that this was a review copy kindly forwarded from the publisher. Can't help it. Heck, if I run the photo contest again this Christmas I might just give it away as the only prize.
13 Sep 2016 - Alan McLeod - A Good Beer Blog
28 Aug 2016 - Alan McLeod - A Good Beer Blog
3 Aug 2016 - Alan McLeod - A Good Beer Blog
...by "handsome" I presume you mean the "other" one...
28 Jul 2016 - Alan McLeod - A Good Beer Blog
Look at that. Just look at that. It is a notice in the New York Gazette from 30 October 1821. James H. De Lamater had brought in a supply of Larer's Superior Cream Beer. Imported by the sloop David. Shipping is not any sort of surprise. Beer and ale was shipped all over the place by the Georgians.
21 Jul 2016 - Alan McLeod - A Good Beer Blog
That is from the 3 April 1820 edition of the Albany Gazette. Harkening back to an earlier era when Albany ale had a reputation - "a great and high character" - in the West Indies and the southern states. I think this both confuses and confirms a number of things. Not sure.
10 Jul 2016 - Alan McLeod - A Good Beer Blog
Not the cleanest image but obviously something was up in New York in the spring of 1820 if we are to believe the New York Mercantile Advertiser of 13 May 1820.
25 Jun 2016 - Alan McLeod - A Good Beer Blog
The lead article in the The New-York Weekly Journal of 21 August 1738 began with the words "the health of mankind has often been a principle subject of public paper" which is true enough but it's that bit above on the second page that seems timely. For a statement that is 278 years old, it's quite remarkably current.
16 Jun 2016 - Alan McLeod - A Good Beer Blog
A road block. As much a writer's block as a researching one. Spring is a rotten time to sit down to a computer in the evening. Softball games need being watched, exam sitters need being encouraged and the garden still remains not fully planted. It's a bad time of the year to daydream about what was going on with brewing in the years around 1800. But then the hint is there - the garden - and away you go again.
21 May 2016 - Alan McLeod - A Good Beer Blog
A portion of a 1640s lease to Philip Gerritsen of a house to be used as a tavern. Click.