An 1871 tax revenue stamp printed by the forerunner of the American Bank Note Co.
Brewery Gulch in Bisbee, Arizona, is remembered by a fine history at the website of today’s Old Bisbee Brewing Company. Hanging outside the Calumet Saloon, the sign for Copper City Beer (1904-1915) dates this postcard; the beer is honored today by Copper City Ale. And I am grateful to have this postcard, thanks to Rob Hoover.
There’s nothing quite so lovely as a can of beer that’s delicious on the inside and fun on the outside. Such a gem is Marooned on Hog Island Stout from the 21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco. The can reads, “Exhausted by the tedious work and rancid beer, deck swabs O’Sullivan and Freccia abandoned Sir Francis Drake’s Galleon. Days later, they washed up on a tiny island in Tomales Bay, where they encountered local oyster farmers John and Terry. Soon, these beer mutineers and oyster mercenaries were feasting on roast pig, fresh oysters and goblets of the captain’s finest ale. They could think of worse fates than being MAROONED ON HOG ISLAND.” The packaging was done by TBD Advertising of Bend, Oregon, and long may they prosper.
“Greetings from the Royal Hofbräuhaus, Munich.”
Made with coffee and oatmeal, Founders Brewing’s Breakfast Stout is actually good at other times of the day as well. And I love the art.