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.

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, ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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The Museum of Beer and Brewing is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and displaying the proud history of beer and brewing throughout the world and particularly in North America.