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Prohibition: The Left and the Right Collaborate, Produce a Fiasco

Suffragettes and Klansmen were allies in this fight. Continue reading

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Beer in New Jersey: The Renaissance

There are currently 38 microbreweries in New Jersey and that number could double. Continue reading

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Beer in New Jersey: All the Laws We Never Followed

NJ’s governor during Prohibition declared “I am as wet as the Atlantic Ocean” Continue reading

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Beer Barons of New Jersey: Gottfried Krueger and Max Hassel

A tale of immigrants and gangsters. Continue reading

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Beer Barons of New Jersey: Aert Teunissen van Putten and Peter Ballantine

Hoboken’s first brewer and the man behind the three ring sign. Continue reading

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The History of Beer in New Jersey

The heyday of beer brewing in New Jersey was the early 20th century. In 1900 there were 51 NJ breweries, 25 in Newark. Continue reading

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A Couple of Days In and Around Denver

Beer, biscuits and doughnuts, pot shops and some serious geology Continue reading

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Growing Up in the 50’s: The Shop

My father had his own small business where he worked with his brother and their father. They repaired electric motors. The motors they repaired were about the size of footballs and generally came from appliances like washing machines or refrigerators. … Continue reading

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