The First Friday in August is International Beer Day. No matter where you are or how you celebrate, raise a brewski and enjoy.
International Beer Day is a global celebration of beer, taking place in pubs, breweries, and backyards all over the world. It’s a day for beer lovers everywhere to raise a toast to our brewers and bartenders and rejoice in the greatness of beer!
We have thousands of beer coasters. Are you a TEGESTOLOGIST? Stop in and view our collection. We might add, that it’s hot upstairs where our Bahoukas Beer MuZeum is located. So visit us first, then go and enjoy a cold beer at any of our great restaurants and pubs and celebrate International Beer Day and your exciting, new purchase for your collection!
Of course, we have plenty of beer bottles to add to your collection… but that’s another story. In the meantime, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
We’ve been the talk of the town – and the delight of the beer memorabilia collector! Here’s just a small bit of the latest glasses we’ve acquired:
BrewMania is Alive and Well at Bahoukas Beer MuZeum
With 2200 sq. ft. on the 2nd floor of the building, Bahoukas Beer MuZeum is the perfect place to find THE perfect item for dad and his man cave. But seriously, anyone who just loves beer glasses, beer cans, mirrors, and signs … and, oh my … so much more, well, they’ll just love browsing the Bahoukas Beer MuZeum.
And you know, we’ll be here to say, “Welcome to Bahoukas!”
Maybe you can’t get him the ‘real’ one… but we have some models that would make perfect stocking stuffers!
Our selection of duck decoys is limited but very interesting. Stop in to see what we have!
Bahoukas’ Beer MuZeum is amazing! Huge selection of brewmania for any man cave! Whether a collector or just adding to the ambiance, we have something that will work!
Stop by and check them out. Nope – won’t fit in a stocking, but just might be the perfect gift!
The fisherman (or woman) in your life may be VERY familiar with these lures. Stop by and check them out. They are a collector’s dream Perfect extra thoughtful gift!
Of course, these gifts aren’t limited to the guys. And remember, we have over 9,000 sq ft of items to discover. When Thanksgiving is over, we’ll be ready to help you with your holiday shopping. Join us for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday… or ANY day that you’re in the mood to discover the perfect gift. (We promise not to tell you bought something for yourself while you were here!)
And yes, we’re here… and we’re watchin’ for ya! Happy Thanksgiving!
Small steins, big steins, possibly even a ‘musical’ stein…yes, Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum has many beer steins and other brewmania available to add some real ‘interest’ to your Oktoberfest celebrations!
We love our Beer MuZeum. If you’re a collector of “Breweriana,” you’ll want to stop by and see our collection. We have a huge collection in our 2nd floor area that covers 2200 sq. ft. Plus there are many items to be found on our 1st floor.
Or maybe you just have a ‘man cave’ or recreation room where a beer tap of your favorites would add a bit of ambiance to your decor. Besides beer taps, we also have mirrors, beer cans, trays, lights, signs, and more.
We look forward to having you stop by and browse our breweriana. After all, if our State Comptroller Peter Franchot can stop by to see us, we know you’ll love it. Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
Yes, we’re trying something different. As temperatures increase, we thought we’d decrease our prices with 20% offEVERYthing in the store. So click on “BLOG, and browse samplings of what we have to offer. Then come on by and enjoy our “CHRISTMAS in JULY” Sale!”
Don’t forget, we have another Bahoukas Paranormal Investigation and Haunted Building Tour coming up on July 14! It’s a great time and a fun evening. Join us! Call TODAY!
What could be better? The perfect beer stein, of course!
We have beer steins of many styles. And plenty of collectible beer glasses. Of course, we couldn’t mention beer without reminding you of the amazing Brewmania collection we have in the Beer MuZeum! But in the meantime, fill your favorite beer stein with the cold brew of your choice, sit back and enjoy as you savor the beautiful days of summer! Here’s to fun backyard bbq’s and a round or two of horseshoes! In the meantime, stop by and choose a beer stein. Absolutely, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
Thousands of collectible bottles, decanters, mirrors, and more – plus our Nascar Collection is upstairs. If the weather turns out a bit too wet, we’ll be here! Also, don’t forget that tomorrow evening, June 2, we have a …
Paranormal Investigation and Haunted Buildings Walking Tour
… happening from 9pm – 11pm. Let us know you’d like a space reserved for you and friends.
Yes, we’ll be watchin’ for ya. (If you need one, we even have a few umbrellas). We’re always ready to have fun at Bahoukas!
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!