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April 1, 2016

Top Fermentation - April 2016

To dream the impossible dream.
To fight the unbeatable foe.
To bear with unbearable sorrow.
To run where the…

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March 7, 2016

Top Fermentation - March 2016

While many alert readers (ARs) undoubtedly know that now is the time when major league baseball teams decamp to Florida or Arizona for spring training, many may not be aware that teams used to spend their springs in the appropriately named city of Hot Springs, AR (as in Arkansas, not alert readers). The custom originated in 1886, when Cap Anson, the manager and first baseman of the Chicago White Stockings (now the Chicago Cubs), brought his team south to soak in the mineral baths and “boil out…

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December 14, 2015

Top Fermentation - November 2015

Alert readers (ARs) who follow baseball probably know that Game 2 of the 2015 World Series will be played on Wednesday, October 28 in the American League city. This is the fourth anniversary of the Cardinals’ victory in Game 7 of the 2011 World Series. I was fortunate enough…

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October 8, 2015

Top Fermentation - October 2015

Alert readers (ARs) who follow baseball probably know that Game 2 of the 2015 World Series will be played on Wednesday, October 28 in the American League city. This is the fourth anniversary of the Cardinals’ victory…

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June 30, 2015

Top Fermentation - July 2015

As alert readers (ARs) of this column may recall, the Schlaflys in America are part of the Swiss diaspora. Mindful of this heritage, I don’t want to overlook Swiss Independence Day on August 1st. This is the anniversary of the Bundesbrief (Federal Charter) adopted by the communes of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden in 1291…

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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 - 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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