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June 1, 2015

Top Fermentation - June 2015

One of the things I’ve learned over the years is that the alert readers (ARs) of this column are extremely well-connected. It therefore strikes me as completely plausible that some of you might know Hillary Clinton. If you do in fact know Hillary and also know how to get in touch with her, please pass on a very important…

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May 1, 2015

Top Fermentation - May 2015

As far as I know, Missouri is the only state whose government offices close on Harry Truman’s birthday. For the benefit of those alert readers (ARs) whose alertness does not extend to knowing this date off the tops of their heads, the 33rd president of the United States was born…

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April 1, 2015

Top Fermentation - March 2015

Beware the Ides of March. Back in 44 BC Julius Caesar ignored this warning from a soothsayer at his peril and ventured out on March 15th to a location near the Theatre of Pompey, where he was attacked by a group of disgruntled senators. One of his assailants was…

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April 1, 2015

Top Fermentation - April 2015

Lucy Hamm was born when Roosevelt was president. Theodore. That is not an April Fool’s joke. Back on January 30th she celebrated her 107th birthday, making her older…

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January 31, 2015

Top Fermentation - February 2015

The City of St. Louis formally seceded from St. Louis County in 1876. At the time it was the fourth largest city in the United States, after New York, Philadelphia and Brooklyn. Chicago was right behind in fifth place. By 1880, when the next census was taken, Chicago had moved into…

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December 4, 2014

Top Fermentation - December 2014

Monica Lewinsky graduated from Bel Air Prep in 1991, the same year Barack Obama graduated from Harvard Law School. This was also the year Harry Potter finished his Muggle Primary School and enrolled at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. On Christmas Day of that year…

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November 19, 2014

Top Fermentation - November 2014

Larry Schlafly played for the Washington Senators during the 1906 and 1907 seasons. In 1909, with Larry no longer on the roster, the Senators finished with a 42-110 record, prompting the renowned baseball scribe Charles Dryden to write:…

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October 2, 2014

Top Fermentation - October 2014

Over the years the St. Louis area has produced some world class divas, including Grace Bumbry (Sumner High School) and Christine Brewer (McKendree College). To this illustrious list I would add the name of Ellen Foley (Rosati-Kain High School and Webster College). While Grace Bumbry was renowned for playing the title role in…

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September 2, 2014

Top Fermentation - September 2014

In May of 1804 the Corps of Discovery Expedition commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson, aka Lewis and Clark Expedition, headed upstream on the Missouri River to explore the territory acquired in the Louisiana Purchase. Two months later, on Wednesday, July 11th, the expedition camped near what is now the border between…

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August 1, 2014

Top Fermentation - August 2014

I recently had dinner with two alert readers (ARs) named Steve and Jeanne Maritz, along with their son Jack, who is not an AR. My reason for denying Jack the status of AR has nothing to do with his intelligence or acumen, both of which probably surpass those of most ARs. No, Jack is not an AR because he’s too young. The Beer Police, specifically the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (whose website boasts…

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