This Saturday, April 14, 2018 from noon to five is the first ever Craft Beer and Wine Festival at the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House. We thought we’d share a few items for those beer lovers and maybe, just maybe, you’d like to have one of these unique steins or choose a pewter tankard – also available at Bahoukas. Hurry in and choose your favorite.
Left to right pictured above include the Bartender battery operated collectible, a double-handle German Beer Stein, a Dogfish Head Chicory Stout tap handle, a 1920s Chesapeake Brewing Co. beer bottle with the terrapin turtle, and a beautiful Neuschwanstein Castle Stein from Germany, limited edition.
In 1964, under President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration, Congress declared bourbon “America’s native spirit”. Today, bourbon is recognized around the world as America’s native spirit, led by Jim Beam®, the world’s No. 1 bourbon.
Jim Beam decanters and ‘go-withs’ are great collectibles. Most of these pieces have specific histories.
Left is the Clown Fox Paperweight Figurine Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey 1980 Regal China
Fox Hunt Jim Beam 11th Annual Convention Las Vegas,NV 1981 Die Dice Regal China
1980 JIM BEAM Vintage Decanter Fox on a Dolphin South Florida Club Regal China
Vintage Cherry Valley Jim Beam Specialty Club 1979 Fox Girl Bottle 8″ Tall Happy Birthday Regal China
Rare Vintage 1980 Jim Beam Convention Sailor Fox Bottle 7″ Tall Regal China
Did you know that just because it’s ‘whiskey’, doesn’t make it ‘bourbon?’
Bourbon is kind of like whiskey’s “sweet spot.” Because corn is a sweet grain, the more corn, the sweeter the whiskey—and bourbon needs to be at least 51% corn.
In 1964, under President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration, Congress declared bourbon “America’s native spirit”.
The only thing that can be added to bourbon is water (and only to bring it down to proof).
By law, bourbon must be aged in NEW charred oak barrels.
It can’t say “bourbon” on the label if it’s not distilled and aged in the United States. It can’t be “Kentucky Straight Bourbon” unless it’s distilled and aged in Kentucky for at least 2 years. And it can’t say Jim Beam® unless it’s been made by seven generations of one family.
Check out their website for an interesting family business of seven generations. Beautiful story and some really remarkably beautiful decanters and ‘go-withs.’
Yep, stop by Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum for more fascinating Jim Beam collectibles. We’ll be watchin’ for ya.
This word has a very broad meaning. It is an atmosphere of comfort, peace, and acceptance, and it is what Oktoberfest is all about.
from the Alpine VIllage Center we found this delightful glossary of words and phrases to enjoy our Havre de Grace’s 3rd annualOKTOBERFEST, Oct 14, 2017 from noon – 7pm and the 5th AnnualAmerican Legion OKTOBERFEST same day from 9am – 3pm! Of course, here at Bahoukas Beer MuZeum we have the perfect collectibles to bring a little Oktoberfest home. Here’s a link to all the October Eventsin Havre de Grace.
If you want to carry your very own beer stein to the Oktoberfest, visit us at Bahoukas Beer MuZeum…. we have a pretty nice selection to choose from…
In the above photo we have (Back – left to right) a 2-handled German Oktoberfest beer stein, Dogfish Head Tap Handle, Chesapeake Brewery Terrapin Turtle – crown top – bottle, Budweiser flat-top can (req’d church key), Neuschwanstein Castle lidded German beer stein. Front, left to right, include Tennents Lager “Penny cans, National Bohemian (Natty Bo) glass and church key, cast iron bottle openers (far left – drunk on a pole 1954, center – goat 1950s, 4-eyed, wall mounted, reproduction and a 1940s Syroco – Syracuse Ornamental Company – horse head bottle opener.) Click on the link for a history of the Tennent’s Lager Lovelies.
But we don’t stop here with Brewmania, check out these advertising mirrors, lamp, and signs.
Ballantine ale & beer clock sign
Yuengling mirror with golf scene
reproduction of 1907 Yuengling calendar with puppies
Pabst Blue Ribbon mirror/clock sign
National Boh advertising sign – round barrel
Natty Boh red-white apron in frame
Two advertising signs include top – Busch beer with two people on horseback on a mountain top and bottom – Coors Light porthole with crab painted on mirror
Hanging Tiffany-style lamp advertising piece for Piels Real Draft Beer
Again, Bahoukas Beer MuZeum offers some fine pieces for you brewmania collection or to add to your Oktoberfest celebrations! We leave you with this phrase from the Alpine Village site!
Oans, zwoa, g’suffa!: (ōnns tswō g’zoo-fa) “One, two, drink up!” This the very Bavarian way of saying it.
On a Friday it just seems like a perfect time to show this picture of a pottery jug and a copper still.
In the picture, it’s a 2 gal. jug. But we have many sizes available. So stop by and see if we can find the size you’re looking for!
Interestingly, there are plenty of questions regarding owning an old copper still. Of course, how you use it is the main issue. If you use it to distill water or for decoration, well, you can have one. If you’re going to actually distill alcohol, well, that’s another matter. You’ll have federal, state and local permitting to consider. CLICK HERE for an article from 2015 that will at least make you think long and hard before creating your own ‘moonshine’!
Stop in soon. We’re still allowed to ‘talk about it!”
It all began in the late 19th century when Alois Riffeser traveled to the major European cities to sell the wood carved figurines and toys which were bought from the farmers of the Gröden Valley located in the Dolomite region of the Alps. This area in South Tyrol was part of Austria-Hungary at the time until being annexed to Italy in 1919.
In 1912 Josef Anton Riffeser founded the ANRI Company, which he named using the first two letters of his first and last name. After World War I, where he was in a prisoner of war camp in Siberia, he formulated his plan for a woodcarving company. He created his own models which he distributed successfully, mainly in the Alpine region. ___read more on their website
The above photo shows only two of the Anri stoppers that we received this week. They are delightful, hand-carved, wooden, mechanical bottle stoppers. A perfect conversation piece to show off at your next gathering.
The stopper on the left answers a phone when you push the lever in the back down. The one on the right lifts a camera to take a picture.
ANRI Wood Carving Artists
Famous artists and modellers from around the world have created unique designs that the skilled workers at ANRI transform into beautifully detailed wood carved figures.
___read more on their website
Stop in Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum soon and see other designs still available.
Havre de Grace Distributing Company, a wholesale beer and wine distributor from 1944-1993
Kathryn Asher was well known in Havre de Grace as a woman managing a beer and wine distributorship in a time when women managers were still unusual – in the wine and beer industry, probably even more rare. But as the following paragraph states, she also was very active in the community.
She was born in Havre de Grace, MD to the late Arthur P.G. Asher and Ada May Keen on December 28, 1918. She graduated from Havre de Grace High School in 1935 and attended the Baltimore Business College and University of Baltimore. She was a devoted member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church where she taught Sunday school. She was a Charter member and Charter President of the Harford County/Havre de Grace Soroptimist Club. She managed the family owned business, Havre de Grace Distributing Company, a wholesale beer and wine distributor from 1944-1993. Kathryn J. Asher died on Sept. 11, 2005 at the age of 86. …from the Cecil Whig Newspaper Obituaries
Listen to George share a bit of knowledge and some items he acquired following her death and, more recently, the family’s efforts to sell the building.
The above picture is NOT for sale. It is a part of the collection in the Bahoukas Beer MuZeum as part of the city’s history.
But this great chalkboard (on the left) is available. It was a promotional piece used to write the days specials in a bar.
Two other great pieces are shown below.
One is a huge metal advertising sign – probably 4′ x 8′.
The other is a banner about 4′ x 5′. We’ve been trying to figure out if the black woman is possibly a famous singer. Does anyone out there in cyber space know? If so, be sure to tell us.
Here’s the mural that was originally painted on the building. It has since been painted over.
Gift Giving Idea #17 is a beautiful, framed advertisement titled “Perfection”
Pabst Brewing Company is an American company that dates its origins to a brewing company founded in 1844 by Jacob Best and by 1889 named after Frederick Pabst. ...from Wikipedia
In 1882 winning many awards, they started hand-tying silk ‘blue ribbons’ around each bottle. By 1992 they purchased 1 million feet of blue silk ribbon to be hand-tied around each Best Select beer! In 1916, WWI created a shortage of silk and the hand-tied ribbons were no longer used! But Pabst “BLUE RIBBON” became part of its label.
Did you know that in 1979 Patrick Swayze was in a commercial for Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer!!! Enjoy!
The company still has amazing art contests. CLICK HERE for their 2015 winners. Then make plans to stop in at Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum. We promise, you won’t be disapointed!
Add to your BrewMania Collection with these bottles from early 1900s
Day 14 of our Gift Giving Ideas offers two unique bottles – one is from the GermanBrewing Co. of Cumberland, MD; the other is the Chesapeake Brewing Co,Baltimore City with a terrapin turtle on it. These are great additions to a collector’s shelf.
Our Beer MuZeum at Bahoukas Antique Mall offers a huge selection of BREWMANIA as well as advertising and memorabilia from other liquors as well – lights, neon signs, beer taps, and so much more. You won’t believe it unless you stop in and browse.
Rare, Original Anhheuser-Busch’s Malt-Nutrine St. Louis, Mo. Patented 1905 Tin Tray with a Lovely Partially Nude Portrait of a Lady. She has red, wavy hair. This collectible advertising piece was for Malt-Nutrine,
A Tonic with Food Value
You will find in Malt-Nutrine valuable tonic properties of Saazer hops. You will also find the food value of more than 14 per cent of pure malt extract. The ingredients of Malt-Nutrine are carefully and properly chosen to constitute a real food-tonic and are combined through scientific processes under the direction of competent chemists.
Anheuser-Busch’s Malt-Nutrine is the recognized standard of medicinal malt preparations.
It is extensively prescribed by physicians as a food-tonic for nursing mothers, protracted convalescence from acute diseases, insomnia and many other conditions. Do not confuse it with cheap dark beers.
Pronounced by the U.S. Internal Revenue Department PURE MALT PRODUCT and not an alcoholic beverage. At Meal Time —
To assist the gastric juices of the stomach in the necessary process of fermentation, which we call digestion, take a wine glass of Anheuser-Busch’s Malt-Nutrine
Your physician will tell you, and you will find by test in your own case, that malts with meals, in moderate quantity, not only increase appetite, or the desire to eat, but will aid materially in the digestion and assimilation of the food eaten.
Dyseptics, invalids and convalescents especailly are benefited.
Malt-Nutrine is a non-intoxicant; a scientific preparation of malt and hops that will give permanent benefit to both old and young. Physicians and nurses endorse it. Druggists and grocers sell it.
Anheuser-Busch Brewing Ass’n, St. Louis, U.S.A.
The “Pabst Train” is one of the rarest of all Pabst signs, and we are thrilled to have one at BAHOUKAS!
For the most part, it is constructed of thin plastic, and is, therefore, very fragile.
Our sign is in remarkably good condition despite its fragility! It is quite a work of art, and it is in full working order. The lantern lights to a dull orange glow as does the firebox underneath the engineer’s cab. All of the wheels turn, and the sign is lit from lights in the overhanging depot shed above. The train rocks back and forth as well as side to side, providing and even more interesting aspect. (15.5″ x 16.75″)
Bahoukas Beer MuZeum truly carries a wonderful collection of BrewMania. The following Pabst items are included.
We also have the Pabstcar made at approximately the same time as the train!
Another Pabst item that just arrived at BAHOUKAS is a statue of the Pabstbartender with outstretched arm. The arm should be holding a single goblet of Pabst, but the goblet is missing on this piece!