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That’s Not a Six-Pack – It’s Portable Art

Art Crawl with Chris Maya at Anaheim Brewery Saturday, August 8, 2015   6 pm Join artist Chris Maya in the Beer Garden this Saturday, August 8th, at 6 p.m., for Anaheim Art Crawl.  He’ll be showing some eye-popping pieces, including … Continue reading

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I-Beams and Windows

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Day of the Dead, Part Two

Notable Souls of the Anaheim Brewery The second owner of the Anaheim Brewery was Friedrich Conrad.  Friedrich was born in Bavaria in 1849.  He trained as a cooper (barrel maker), and came to the United States when he was 17 … Continue reading

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Stained Glass in the Brewery

This transom window is from the original Anaheim Brewery.  We heard about its existence from a neighbor.  The owners live in Orange County and got the window from a relative who collected breweriana.  After we met and I told them … Continue reading

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The Packard Building

336 S. Anaheim Boulevard As early as 1923, this building was a car dealership in downtown Anaheim.   It went by many names over the years, but from 1926 to 1930, the Anaheim directory listed it as Hightower & Cromer, Packard … Continue reading

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Chocolate Donut Stout

A friend tried to shock me by mentioning an unusual beer he’d heard about on tv.  He’d seen it on the Food Network, and “you’re not going to believe it but it was donut flavored beer”. Chocolate Donut Stout?  Dude, … Continue reading

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Make Every Beer Taste Better

Pour it into a glass! Seriously, don’t drink from the bottle. Remember in 5th grade you did that experiment where you pinched your nose shut, then bit a piece of apple and a piece of onion and you couldn’t tell … Continue reading

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