Senate Beer ~1943

Happy Friday!

No steak? No beefing if you’ve got Senate beer!

Fun WWII advertisement that mentions rationing. The Christian Heurich Brewing Company, of Senate Beer fame, was founded in the 1870s and operated out of Foggy Bottom in Washington, D.C. It quickly became the largest brewer in D.C. Operations expanded under the founder, Christian Heurich, who became one of the Capitol’s most prominent citizens.

I am reminded of a quote from a winemaker out of Traverse City: “The quickest way to make a profit out of a crop is to turn it into alcohol.”

Senate Beer has experienced a rebirth of sorts. Lab reports for the beer were discovered in the archives and an enterprising brewer has recently re-launched D.C.’s most famous label. Nice sleuthing! If you live in the D.C. area or are visiting, perhaps worth an exploratory side trip.

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