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September 7th is 🍻 National Beer Lover’s Day! 🍻/ #NationalBeerLoversDay

Posted on September 7, 2018

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Beer:

  1. Germany serves beer ice cream in popsicle form. Its alcoholic content is less than that found in “classic” beer.
  2. In 1962, Iron City beer was the brand used to test-market the concept of tab opening aluminum cans. By 1970, over 90% of all beer cans were self-opening.
  3. Prohibition, beginning on January 16, 1920, lasted 13 years, 10 months, 19 days, 17 hours, and 32-1/2 minutes, and was rescinded on December 5, 1933, at 3:32 p.m.
  4. Centuries ago in England, pub visitors used a novel innovation that enabled them to get their beer served quickly. They used mugs with a whistle baked into the rim, the whistle being used to summon the barmaid. It has been suggested this practice gave birth to the phrase “wet your whistle.”
  5. A beer lover or enthusiast is called a cerevisaphile.

Today’s Food History

  • 1840 Luther Crowell was born. He invented a machine to make square bottomed grocery bags.
  • 1847 Henry David Thoreau left Walden Pond.
  • 1912 David Packard was born. Founder with William Hewlett of the Hewlett Packard Company. Before they became famous for computers and printers etc., some of their early inventions were an automatic urinal flusher and a weight loss shock machine!
  • 1971 The final episode of ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’ TV show is aired.

April 6th is National New Beer’s Eve !

Posted on April 6, 2018

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Beer:

  • Germany serves beer ice cream in popsicle form. Its alcoholic content is less than that found in “classic” beer.
  • In 1962, Iron City beer was the brand used to test-market the concept of tab opening aluminum cans. By 1970, over 90% of all beer cans were self-opening.
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  • Prohibition, beginning on January 16, 1920, lasted 13 years, 10 months, 19 days, 17 hours, and 32-1/2 minutes, and was rescinded on December 5, 1933, at 3:32 p.m.
  • Centuries ago in England, pub visitors used a novel innovation that enabled them to get their beer served quickly. They used mugs with a whistle baked into the rim, the whistle being used to summon the barmaid. It has been suggested this practice gave birth to the phrase “wet your whistle.”
  • A beer lover or enthusiast is called a cerevisaphile.

 

Today’s Food History

o    1859 Massachusetts created the first Inspector of Milk position in the U.S.

o    1869 John Wesley Hyatt patented celluloid, the first synthetic plastic.

o    1896 Opening day of the first modern Olympic games. The last Olympics were held 1,500 years ago.

o    1930 ‘Twinkies’ go on sale for the first time.

o    1932 C. Glen King, at the University of Pittsburgh, isolated vitamin C from lemon juice.

o    1938 Roy J. Plunkett accidentally discovered Teflon.

o    1947 John Ratzenberger, actor, was born. He played ‘Cliff Clavin, Jr.’ on the TV series ‘Cheers.’

o    1954 TV dinners are introduced. C.A. Swanson & Sons introduced the first TV dinner: roast turkey with stuffing and gravy, sweet potatoes and peas. It sold for 98 cents and came in an aluminum tray, so you could just open the box and heat the dinner in the oven. (No microwave ovens back then).

o    Supposedly executive Gerald Thomas came up with the idea when the company had tons of leftover turkey from Thanksgiving (Didn’t we all?). The idea for the aluminum trays came from the trays used for airline food. They were an immediate success, and Turkey dinners are still the most popular Swanson frozen dinner. Swanson stopped calling them TV dinners in 1962.

o    1988 McDonald’s opened its 10,000th restaurant in Dale City, Virginia.


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September 7th is National Beer Lover’s Day!

Posted on September 7, 2017

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Beer:

  1. Germany serves beer ice cream in popsicle form. Its alcoholic content is less than that found in “classic” beer.
  2. In 1962, Iron City beer was the brand used to test-market the concept of tab opening aluminum cans. By 1970, over 90% of all beer cans were self-opening.
  3. Prohibition, beginning on January 16, 1920, lasted 13 years, 10 months, 19 days, 17 hours, and 32-1/2 minutes, and was rescinded on December 5, 1933, at 3:32 p.m.
  4. Centuries ago in England, pub visitors used a novel innovation that enabled them to get their beer served quickly. They used mugs with a whistle baked into the rim, the whistle being used to summon the barmaid. It has been suggested this practice gave birth to the phrase “wet your whistle.”
  5. A beer lover or enthusiast is called a cerevisaphile.

Today’s Food History

  • 1840 Luther Crowell was born. He invented a machine to make square bottomed grocery bags.
  • 1847 Henry David Thoreau left Walden Pond.
  • 1912 David Packard was born. Founder with William Hewlett of the Hewlett Packard Company. Before they became famous for computers and printers etc., some of their early inventions were an automatic urinal flusher and a weight loss shock machine!
  • 1971 The final episode of ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’ TV show is aired.

April 7th is National Beer Day!

Posted on April 7, 2017

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Here are today’s five food facts about Beer:

 

  • The bittering agent in beer, Hops, is closely related to marijuana.
  • Brown bottles are designed to keep beer fresh.

 

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  • The average American consumes nearly 23 gallons of beer annually.
  • According to broadcasting regulations, American beer commercials are not allowed to show anyone consuming alcohol.

 

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  • Obama is the first American President to brew his own beer.

 

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Get ready for Foodimentary at the Bacon & Beer Classic! Tickets are still available! April 29th – 30th at Citi Field:

 

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Today’s Food History

o    1727 Michel Adanson was born. Adanson was a French botanist who developed a system of plant classification based on physical characteristics. His system was opposed by Carolus Linnaeus, and was not widely used.

o    1857 A cold front barrels over the U.S. and snow falls in every state in the country.

o    1860 Will Kieth Kellogg was born. Founded the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co. (later the W.K. Kellogg Company) to manufacture cereals (cornflakes were the first) developed by his brother John Harvey Kellogg.

o    1869 David Grandison Fairchild was born. An American botanist and agriculturalist, he was responsible for introducing many useful plants to the U.S. Author of ‘The World Was My Garden,’ and ‘Exploring for Plants’.

o    1933 The beginning of the end of Prohibition. On this day 3.2 percent beer sales were allowed in advance of Prohibition’s ratification.

o    1943 Mick Abrahams of the music group ‘Jethro Tull’ was born.

o    1948 The World Health Organization (WHO) was established.

o    1967 ‘Happy Together’ by Turtles is #1 on the charts.

April 6th is National New Beer’s Eve !

Posted on April 6, 2017

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Beer:

 

  • Germany serves beer ice cream in popsicle form. Its alcoholic content is less than that found in “classic” beer.
  • In 1962, Iron City beer was the brand used to test-market the concept of tab opening aluminum cans. By 1970, over 90% of all beer cans were self-opening.

 

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  • Prohibition, beginning on January 16, 1920, lasted 13 years, 10 months, 19 days, 17 hours, and 32-1/2 minutes, and was rescinded on December 5, 1933, at 3:32 p.m.
  • Centuries ago in England, pub visitors used a novel innovation that enabled them to get their beer served quickly. They used mugs with a whistle baked into the rim, the whistle being used to summon the barmaid. It has been suggested this practice gave birth to the phrase “wet your whistle.”
  • A beer lover or enthusiast is called a cerevisaphile.

 

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Today’s Food History

o    1859 Massachusetts created the first Inspector of Milk position in the U.S.

o    1869 John Wesley Hyatt patented celluloid, the first synthetic plastic.

o    1896 Opening day of the first modern Olympic games. The last Olympics were held 1,500 years ago.

o    1930 ‘Twinkies’ go on sale for the first time.

o    1932 C. Glen King, at the University of Pittsburgh, isolated vitamin C from lemon juice.

o    1938 Roy J. Plunkett accidentally discovered Teflon.

o    1947 John Ratzenberger, actor, was born. He played ‘Cliff Clavin, Jr.’ on the TV series ‘Cheers.’

o    1954 TV dinners are introduced. C.A. Swanson & Sons introduced the first TV dinner: roast turkey with stuffing and gravy, sweet potatoes and peas. It sold for 98 cents and came in an aluminum tray, so you could just open the box and heat the dinner in the oven. (No microwave ovens back then).

o    Supposedly executive Gerald Thomas came up with the idea when the company had tons of leftover turkey from Thanksgiving (Didn’t we all?). The idea for the aluminum trays came from the trays used for airline food. They were an immediate success, and Turkey dinners are still the most popular Swanson frozen dinner. Swanson stopped calling them TV dinners in 1962.

o    1988 McDonald’s opened its 10,000th restaurant in Dale City, Virginia.

September 7th is National Beer Lover’s Day!

Posted on September 7, 2016

High-res version

 

Here are today’s five thing to know about Beer:

  1. Germany serves beer ice cream in popsicle form. Its alcoholic content is less than that found in “classic” beer.
  2. In 1962, Iron City beer was the brand used to test-market the concept of tab opening aluminum cans. By 1970, over 90% of all beer cans were self-opening.
  3. Prohibition, beginning on January 16, 1920, lasted 13 years, 10 months, 19 days, 17 hours, and 32-1/2 minutes, and was rescinded on December 5, 1933, at 3:32 p.m.
  4. Centuries ago in England, pub visitors used a novel innovation that enabled them to get their beer served quickly. They used mugs with a whistle baked into the rim, the whistle being used to summon the barmaid. It has been suggested this practice gave birth to the phrase “wet your whistle.”
  5. A beer lover or enthusiast is called a cerevisaphile.

Today’s Food History

  • 1840 Luther Crowell was born. He invented a machine to make square bottomed grocery bags.
  • 1847 Henry David Thoreau left Walden Pond.
  • 1912 David Packard was born. Founder with William Hewlett of the Hewlett Packard Company. Before they became famous for computers and printers etc., some of their early inventions were an automatic urinal flusher and a weight loss shock machine!
  • 1971 The final episode of ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’ TV show is aired.

  

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