Feature Articles

This page is is your portal to articles written by Museum of Beer and Brewing members for the Museum's printed newsletter, Brewing History News. The newsletter is a benefit of every paid membership level, but several articles from past issues will be posted here occasionally to show non-members what you're missing. Join now and get these great stories when Museum members do!

The Beer Museum That Could Make Milwaukee Famous

It's not easy being from Milwaukee. I was recently grounded at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and struck up a conversation with the person sitting next to me. I said I was from Milwaukee. Awkward ...

Ghost Signs

What is a "Ghost Sign"? Ghost signs are beer advertisements painted on brick walls in Milwaukee and throughout the U.S. Some are most vivid after an adjacent wall has been torn down. Others ...

The Six Point Brewers Star

'Bierstern' (beer star) or 'Brauerstern' (brewer's star) The 6 pointed Brewer’s star’s, identical to the Jewish Star of David, actually has its roots in alchemy.

Christian Mumme's Braunschweiger, 1492

While Columbus was discovering America, Christian Mumme was developing a heavy, deep brown beer in Braunschweig, Germany. The beer was so strong the "Maenner davon umfielen" - Men would fall ...

Die 10 Gebote des Bierbrauers/The Brewer's 10 Commandments

I. Thou shalt love the god Gambrinus above all and not cloud his honor with bad beer. II. Thou shalt not honor any other beer gods and not stretch your beers with chemical additions. III. Thou shalt ...

Siebel Institute of Technology's Gift to the Museum of Beer and Brewing

Thanks to the generous support of a number of our members, the Siebel family, and the proprietors of the Siebel Institute of Technology, a predominant technology and learning center for the brewing industry, ...

German Purity Law of 1516

There was a law against brewing with oats, wheat, rye and dinkel put forth in the fee imperial city of Nurnberg in 1290. Barley was the only cereal grain allowed for brewing beer. At times, this law ...

Spirited Glass: Miller Beer here!

Not all research done for "The Spirited Glass" turns out the way I expect it to. Sometimes, it takes more interesting turns. Not long ago I was invited to attend a book signing by Tim John, ...

2012 Karl Strauss Award Dinner "5 Generations of the Leinenkugel Family"

The Museum of Beer & Brewing Presents… The 8th Annual Karl Strauss Award Dinner   Sunday, September 16th at 4:00 PM At the historic Wisconsin Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin   The ...