Category: Beer Advertising

Vintage Beer Ads: Thanksgiving

Vintage Beer Ads: Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a holiday riddled with folklore, and advertisers are never weary of playing fast and loose with the facts. When it comes to beer, it's even more laughable at times. But, vintage beer ads and commercials are filled with history; the ads provide insight into the culture of the era when the ads were published. Sometimes, the ads show some dark parts of America's history, other times it's just fun. For sure, it's informative; we can easily explore American history through beer and advertising.   Happy Thanksgiving...

Craft Beer Means Local Beer, Part II: Arcade Brewery

Craft Beer Means Local Beer, Part II: Arcade Brewery
On September 26th, Prestige Liquor in Westmont, IL held a tasting event in which three breweries – Pipeworks Brewing (Chicago), Arcade Brewery (Chicago), and Urban Legend Brewing (Westmont) — and bacon sausage makers, Big Fork (Chicago), attended. This mini-series of blog posts will detail those breweries, the sausage, Prestige Liquor, and the connection between local... Read more »

Craft Beer Means Local Beer, Part I: Pipeworks Brewing Co.

Craft Beer Means Local Beer, Part I: Pipeworks Brewing Co.
On September 26th, Prestige Liquor in Westmont, IL held a tasting event in which three breweries – Pipeworks Brewing (Chicago), Arcade Brewery (Chicago), and Urban Legend Brewing (Westmont) — and bacon sausage makers, Big Fork (Chicago), attended. This mini-series of blog posts will detail those breweries, the sausage, Prestige Liquor, and the connection between local... Read more »
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Native Americans in Beer Advertising - a Look at Beer History

From time to time, I like to throw a little history your way.  Most of what you read regarding the history  of beer culture is about as valuable as your Uncle Charlie espousing his theory on how to fix the national debt, handle ISIS, or turn the Bears into a dynasty. Roll your eyes and... Read more »