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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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July 1, 2014

Top Fermentation - July 2014

One of the most pivotal elections in American history took place in Texas in 1948, when Lyndon Johnson defeated Coke Stevenson in the Democratic primary in the race for the U.S. Senate. Days after the polls had closed election officials were still finding previously uncounted ballots that ultimately turned the tide in favor of… 

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June 3, 2014

Top Fermentation - June 2014

In addition to his disregard for the national sovereignty of Russia’s neighbors, Vladimir Putin has implemented a plethora of repressive laws and regulations that…

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