This column is dedicated to things The Professor discovers along the way to researching other things related to beer. It will appear randomly, depending upon when material presents itself.
Surely you remember…
But did you know it was started by the Griesedieck brothers who brewed beer? The Wiki entry is a little contradictory, insinuating that they made this during the Depression but closed their doors in 1920: long before the Depression. The some of Griesediecks eventually ran Falstaff and may have had cnnections with AB. (Once again, Wiki is unclear.)
Interesting sidebar: the original recipe for root beer was proven carcinogenic and outlawed long before cigarettes.