Since 1870, Amstel has brewed a high-quality beer for all those people and moments in life so valuable they should be savoured, and so good they must be shared. Amstel is now available in 115 markets around the world. In 1870 the Amstel brewery was founded on the banks of the Amstel river.
- 1 Is Amstel beer named after the river?
- 2 Which Dutch river is also the name of a beer?
- 3 What is a river beer?
- 4 Why did the Dutch name New Amsterdam?
- 5 What is the richest city in the Netherlands?
- 6 What Belgian beer is named after the town?
- 7 What beer is named after a fish?
- 8 Why is Pliny the Elder so famous?
- 9 What is the name river Amsterdam?
What beer in Amsterdam is named after a river?
Please confirm your Vintage! Are you 18 or over? If you’re under 18 we can’t let you in the cellar door. (Sorry it’s the law) Amstel Brewery (Amstelbrouwerij) is a Dutch brewery founded in 1870 on the Mauritskade in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The brewery was founded on June 11, 1870 in Amsterdam and named after the Amstel River, the waters of which also served for refrigeration. PRODUCTS FROM THIS BRAND All prices are stated in New Zealand dollars inclusive of goods & services tax (GST). Alcohol is supplied under our licence which can be viewed here, In order to purchase alcohol you must be over 18 years old and legally entitled to do so. All transactions are subject to this and all our other Terms and Conditions, which can be viewed here,
Is Amstel beer named after the river?
Both Amstel ® and Amsterdam itself are named after the river Amstel, which flows through the city. The brewery used water from the river to produce the bier and keep it cold, so that it was always able to deliver refreshment to the people of Amsterdam.
Which Dutch river is also the name of a beer?
|The Amstel in city center of Amsterdam with the Stopera (center) and Hermitage (right)|
|Location of the Amstel in dark blue|
|Province||North Holland, South Holland, Utrecht|
|Water board||Amstel, Gooi en Vecht|
|Municipalities||Nieuwkoop, Uithoorn, De Ronde Venen, Amstelveen, Ouder-Amstel, Amsterdam|
|Source||Aarkanaal / Drecht|
|• location||Nieuwveen, South Holland|
|• coordinates||52°12′24″N 4°44′05″E / 52.20667°N 4.73472°E|
|• location||Amsterdam, North Holland|
|• coordinates||52°22′08″N 4°53′33″E / 52.36889°N 4.89250°E|
|Length||31 km (19 mi)|
The Amstel ( Dutch: ( listen ) ) is a river in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands, It flows from the Aarkanaal and Drecht in Nieuwveen northwards, passing Uithoorn, Amstelveen, and Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, to the IJ in Amsterdam, to which the river gives its name.
Is Amsterdam named after the Amstel River?
Legislative history – In the twelfth century, the present province of Holland was for the most part barely habitable. It was a very damp area, mainly consisting of marsh and swamp land. This landscape was intersected by several rivers. One of these was the Amstel river, which flowed into the river the IJ. Meanwhile, the town extended slowly from the centre of the Dam, Ramparts were raised and canals were dug, Around 1420, however, the town was already too small. Therefore, a new wall was built on the east side, along the present Geldersekade and Kloveniersburgwal,
- On the west side, a ditch, a so-called ‘singel canal’, was dug.
- The economic development of the city was not yet progressed very far.
- They lived mainly of the fishing, especially of herring, and of the beer brewing.
- Only after Amsterdam was given to the Burgundian Empire of Philips the Good in the fifteenth century, there was an upswing.
Amsterdam’s harbour had more and more one handling function: fish from the south and grain from the Baltic countries were traded in Amsterdam. The economic boom made sure that Amsterdam, with about thirty thousand inhabitants, grew up to be the largest city in Holland.
- Europe was dominated by the Reformation in the second half of the sixteenth century.
- The Netherlands broke away of the Spanish empire during the Eighty Years’ War and ended the supremacy of the Catholic Church.
- Amsterdam was on the Spanish side for a long time in this conflict, but finally, in 1578, connection to the rest of the Netherlands was sought.
During this time, Holland was one of the most tolerant regions in Europe. Hence the reason why many persecuted Protestants and Portuguese Jews moved into Dutch cities. Thatwhy many merchants from Antwerp also did businesses in Amsterdam, which created a significant boost for the local economy.
What brewery is named for a river?
Top 10 Breweries Named After Rivers that Are Great For Dumping Bodies. As craft brewers draw mobs to special beer releases, killer beer festivals, and new brewery openings more lucrative than “waste management,” it’s a wise guy who know the best waters to hide the bodies are near the breweries named after bodies of water.
Think your Top 10 list is better? Fuggetaboutit.1. Russian River Brewing Co. This Santa Rosa, California brewery is the capo among beer canaries—schlubs who sing craft beer’s highest praises. It’s named for the 110 mile river that runs from Mendocino through Santa Rosa to the Pacific, but the current California drought is making suitable dumping pools less abundant.
Just remember, if it comes time to send some schnook to his Damnation, remember: whack a g**nea in the river where we get our Pliny.2. Souris River Brewing. You never heard about the North Dakota Mafia. For good reason: they’re just that fracking respected.
You also don’t hear about North Dakota breweries. For bad reason: any time one of their few brewers makes a subpar IPA they wind up sleeping with the colored fishes (yellow perch, white suckers, brown bullhead) in the 435-mile long river that starts in Saskatchawan and ends in Manitoba but courses through Minot, ND where made men tap their noses as they raise their pints of Moon Strangler Rye.
Notice no one’s talking.3. Rogue Ales. A true Family business, people often forget this brewery began as the Rogue River Brewing Co. in 1988 but moved from Ashland, Oregon—the Rogue’s headwaters—to Newport on the Yaquina Bay after it flooded early on. Word is the feds were about to break up the operation until that flood was arranged.
- To this day, their flagship beer, Dead Guy, honors the would-be Elliot Ness of the Rogue Valley.4.
- Moon River Brewing.
- Just ask Henri Mancini or Johnny Mercer and they’ll be the first to tell you, Moon River is wider than a mile.
- It’s also a real body of water in Savannah, Georgia renamed as an homage to Mercer, its native son, hence the brewery taking its name.
What’s more, the stretch of the Savannah River known as Moon River appears near the mouth yet its headwaters, the Chatooga River, is where the film Deliverance was filmed. And we all know said river has a way of hiding bodies than need to be hidden. After you’ve done your job, haunt the brewpub and enjoy your Bayou Shrimp washed down with an Apparition Ale.5.
Kern River Brewing. A sign at the Kern River in Kernville, California warns that the river, popular with rapids riders, has taken over 250 lives to date earning it the nickname, “Killer Kern.” Enjoy a pint of Class V Stout and just try to let them prove beyond a shadow of a doubt it wasn’t Mother Nature that outfitted those goons with a pair of cement shoes.6.
Madison River Brewing. If anyone asks what you’re doing on the river in Bozeman, Montana, just tell ‘em, “Uh, fly fishing. Yeah, that’s it. Fly fishing.” A Hop Juice IPA is a great reward for a job well done, uh, fly fishing well done.7. Bronx Brewery. You’re gonna split hairs that this isn’t a river-named brewing co.? Whatareyou a friggin’ moron? You want bodies of water? Fine: Meadowlands.
What is a river beer?
River Beer – Hops & Grain • Thursday, June 15th, 2017 I read an article the other day where the author interviewed folks about their first encounters with craft beer. Questions like What was your first craft beer? What led you into craft beer? What was your gateway beer? That last one is certainly my least favorite but either way, the purpose of this piece was to tell the virgin experience of drinking craft beer.
- Seems to be a mildly popular topic with readers and it got me to thinking about my own experiences.
- My first craft beer was Coors Banquet Beer drank in an alley behind my middle school buddies parents house at 3pm on a summer afternoon.
- We were 12 years old and willing to try just about anything.
- We would continue to become more and more bulletproof as our teenage years progressed, mine in particular leading to my first arrest at age 14.
Turns out when you drink beer in a parking lot before a country music concert in Abilene, TX and you’re well under the legal drinking age, sometimes people notice. Sometimes those people are undercover cops. And most always, they find no humor in your handing them a middle school id card when they ask for your drivers license.
- All of those things happened to me and I can assure you, there were no laughs coming from the police officer.
- It was a simple punishment though.
- I received a misdemeanor ticket, fine and some community service.
- Oh, and also an alcohol awareness class which, ultimately, just piqued even more my fascination/education/interest in alcohol.
No time was served, I was sent on my way minus the 6 pack of Banquet Beer that I had in tow. Anyway, Coors Banquet Beer. Now I know that many people these days don’t really view Banquet Beer as a craft beer and that’s fine with me. You do you and I’ll do me.
- Believe it or not Coors Banquet Beer has not always been available in every city in every state in the US.
- Banquet Beer used to be a whale.
- Think about that for a minute.
- Young and eager drinkers wanting to experience more than what they had available locally and had heard the tales of this beer made at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, cold filtered and all the other bells and whistles.
Trucking it across state lanes was a regular activity of these early craft beer drinker bandits. My first craft beer that wasn’t made by one of the major brewing conglomerates of our time was Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. I drank a few in the parking lot of a String Cheese Incident show at Red Rocks Amphitheater outside of Denver.
- It was fantastic and bore a striking aromatic resemblance to some of my other “hobbies”.
- It also seemed to be what all the cool crunchy kids were doing.
- So, I did it too, why not? From that point forward my excitement to try beers I’d never heard of before was on fire.
- I still love trying new beers and I still love finding a super fresh Banquet Beer served a touch above freezing temperatures.
As a brewer and a thinker, the most exciting parts of my job at Hops & Grain always involve product development. Exploring a new beer and carrying it from conception to final package is what really turns my gears. It feeds my short attention span in ways that other tasks required to run a brewery do not.
Combining conversations with strangers, a genuine curiosity for the grain to glass process and analysis of hard numbers is an incredibly gratifying experience for me. Each of our beers is a story and each of them represent an inspiring time and place in the broader story of Hops & Grain Brewing. They are fun stories to tell and even more fun to experience first hand.
I don’t brew nearly as much as I used to but if I’m not on the road I’m at the brewery every day. Walking around touching tanks, pulling samples and taking in the ecosystem are my meditation. It quickly became spiritual for me and I find myself out of sorts when I haven’t had a daily walk thru the brewery.
- One of the most exciting and terrifying elements of our company’s growth has been bringing on more people and personalities to join our team.
- With more personalities comes more opinions.
- More opinions brings on, hopefully, more conversation.
- And conversation is generally a good thing.
- Communication and a level of trust is key in any organization.
In a small brewery with 10-20 employees, communication and trust are absolutely crucial. Decisions are generally made quickly and being nimble and flexible thus becomes a requirement. It’s a crazy blend of manufacturing, engineering and public speaking all done in facilities that were, for the most part, built on a shoestring budget and not designed for visitors.
- Our facility isn’t run from a command center.
- Valves won’t turn without a human hand turning them.
- Because of that and because of the DIY nature most of us have carried out our expansions with, communication becomes paramount to safety and success.
- But that communication is also inspiring and critical for brand development.
Some of my favorite conversations these days happen when I get to chat about beer with our crew. Not talking about the schedule for the week, sales numbers or the like. I’m talking about just talking about beer. Asking questions about preference, Sharing opinions of newly found beers.
Discussing sensory observations and pontificating on what brought them on. Those are my favorite conversations. They enable me to better understand the interest levels and bandwidth of each of our team members. It enables me to make more informed decisions and I think that it makes me a better boss. Starting back in 2012 Hops & Grain started on a journey to create a lager comparable in flavor and experience to Coors Banquet Beer.
But, of course, brewed with the limitations of a production brewery not designed for lager brewing. We’ve been fairly sporadic with our exploration of the style, brewing only a couple batches per year. Back in early 2016 all of that changed. We began to really put a concerted effort into developing a Premium American Lager.
- When Hops & Grain first opened you could pretty confidently say that we didn’t have a style preference as a brewery.
- We would brew anything, no barriers.
- Over time though, we began to streamline our efforts and really develop our brewing personality.
- And through that we began to build on our early successes and really develop into a more complex but focused operation.
Today I can confidently say that we brew lagers and hop forward beers. Sure we make a Porter as well as some of the other small batch experiments that we periodically serve in our tasting room. But by and away my interest level as a brewer lies in lagers and hops.
What for the longest time was just referred to as Hops & Grain Beer eventually began to take on a personality all its own. Amazingly it also quickly climbed the ranks to become one of the top sellers in our tasting room. Much like all of our year round offerings, River Beer began as just an idea, brewed in small quantities and served primarily to our tasting room visitors.
Once a beer begins to build steam then we have to come up with a name. The process of naming a beer has always been something that we take very seriously. Most of us shop with our eyes and having an attention grabbing name and exciting graphic design are crucial.
- For us, the name and design are at the top of the importance pyramid, second only to the quality of the product inside.
- As soon as a name is identified, then begins the fun process of developing the text that will be included in the can design.
- Generally lending to more abstract thought, the words that grace our cans are some of my favorite contributions to our company.
I’m no good at graphic design, which is why we have a great team for that. I’m a liquid designer, and proud of it. I also like words. I say this with almost every new beer but our latest release, River Beer, is one of my favorites. From the overall design that harkens back to a time when beer designs were a bit simpler.
- Also a time of expressive use of descriptive words like “fine”, “extra”, “premium” and the like.
- A time when beer was, well, simpler.
- A time when online beer ratings sites weren’t even imaginable, let alone a reputable source of information.
- A time when the words “cold” and “beer” were enough of a menu description.
River Beer is our ode to the lifestyle that we love so much. One of conversation, story telling, outdoor enjoyment and an all around appreciation for the task before us. It’s a beer that you don’t have to think about. A beer that tastes, well, good. You know, an Extra Fine Premium Lager.
River Beer also has a community component to it. We spend a lot of time outside and a lot of that time on the water. We like everything from fishing, paddling, swimming and just generally exploring. Austin is a town that centers on a river. Our new brewery in San Marcos is one of my favorite river towns.
All of these rivers make life more enjoyable. Our enjoyment of the rivers comes with responsibility though. We have been working with a number of great conservation groups in the hill country over the course of our existence as a brewery and River Beer will continue to showcase those relationships.
Each month we’ll be donating a portion of sales of River Beer to conservation groups committed to preserving the rivers in central Texas. We have a lot of exciting partnerships that we’ll be announcing later in the year and look forward to continuing to build on our excitement and involvement in environmental stewardship.
I truly believe that River Beer is also a testament to the work that our production team carries out on a day to day basis. A beer with nothing to hide behind is a hard beer to make. These beers take time and commitment to make well and our team of brewers, cellar operators and packaging operators continues to knock it out of the park! River Beer is a smooth, clean and crisp lager. : River Beer – Hops & Grain
Where is Stella Artois from?
It’s all in the Name Stella Artois is proud of our rich Belgian heritage. Stella Artois traces its origins to over 600 years ago, to the Den Hoorn brewery in Leuven, Belgium founded in 1366. Stella Artois was born as a Holiday gift to the people of Leuven from the brewery.
- The name “Stella” – meaning “star” in Latin – pays homage to the occasion, and a star has been proudly displayed on Stella Artois bottles ever since.
- Stella Artois is proud of our rich Belgian heritage.
- Stella Artois traces its origins to over 600 years ago, to the Den Hoorn brewery in Leuven, Belgium founded in 1366.
Stella Artois was born as a Holiday gift to the people of Leuven from the brewery. The name “Stella” – meaning “star” in Latin – pays homage to the occasion, and a star has been proudly displayed on Stella Artois bottles ever since. : It’s all in the Name
What does the name Amstel mean in Dutch?
Where does the name Amsterdam come from? – Amstel is a beer known around Europe. It was created in Amsterdam. In 1968 Heineken bought the beer and since then they are the owners of Amstel. Nowadays it is exported to more than sixty countries. Do you think Amsterdam city owns its name to the beer? Actually not.
- But both of them has something in common, they both owe their names to the Amstel river.
- It crosses the city and ends in IJ bay.
- In 1936, the river overflowed and in the last section passed by Rokin, one of the main streets of the city, where our shop A-Bike Dam Square is.
- Nowadays that section of the river continues to go down that street but through underground pipes.
The name Amstel comes from the old dutch, Aeme-stelle, which means area with water. We have found the meaning of the first part of the name, what about the second one? In Dutch, Dam means dike. In the 12th century, a dike was built in the river Amstel.
What is the nickname of Amsterdam?
Amsterdam is also nicknamed Mokum, after the Yiddish word for ‘safe place’ – this is because it was considered a safe haven for European Jews during the Holocaust.
Why did the Dutch name New Amsterdam?
Interesting Facts in Easy English – Pre-Listening Vocabulary
- golden age: a period of wealth and advancement
- settlers: people who move to an undeveloped area and begin to live and work there
- surrender: to not fight
- reclaim: to take back something that was once yours
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- New York City Was Once New Amsterdam
- Comprehension Questions
- What was New York City called before it was called New York?
- What did early Dutch settlers become involved with in the New York area?
- Why does the report mention the word “orange”?
Discussion Questions : The borough of Brooklyn in New York City was also named after a town in the Netherlands. Does your birthplace or hometown have a story for its name? show Answers hide Answers New York City Was Once New Amsterdam Have you ever wondered how New York City got its name? During the Dutch Golden Age, in the 17th century, New York City was called New Amsterdam.
It was named after Holland’s largest city by Dutch settlers in 1624. New Amsterdam was the capital of New Netherland, where the Dutch were heavily involved with the fur trade. In 1664, the English organized a takeover and the colony was peacefully surrendered. The British renamed the city New York after the Duke of York who had organized the takeover.
The Dutch reclaimed the area briefly in 1673 and named it New Orange, By 1664, however, the English were back in control, and it has been New York ever since.
- New York City was called New Amsterdam before it was called New York.
- Early Dutch settlers became involved with the fur trade in the New York area.
- The report mentions the word “orange” because the Dutch reclaimed New York briefly in 1663, and renamed it New Orange. (“orange” is associated with the Royal Family of the Netherlands)
: New York City Was Once New Amsterdam
What is the richest city in the Netherlands?
This statistic displays the top 10 of the richest municipalities in the Netherlands in 2021. Bloemendaal was the richest municipality in the country that year. Around 29.7 percent of households in Bloemendaal had one million euros worth in wealth or more.
What is the old name of Amsterdam?
Introduction – 1200 – 1572 Amsterdam is a very old city and used to be called Amstelerdam. Even today, the inhabitants still call it Mokkum. The city is named after a 13th-century dam in the River Amstel and after it was granted city rights in the 1300s, the city soon developed into a prosperous trading city.
- During the Dutch Golden Age, Amsterdam was one of the largest and most important cities in the world.
- Nowadays, those glory days can be seen in, for example, the Grachtengordel, the many mansions of rich 17th-century inhabitants, the Old Church and the New Church and some of the precious artefacts in museums like the Amsterdam Museum and Rijksmuseum.
Tourists from all over the world still com e to Amsterdam to visit these museums and marvel at the wonders of a city that has been the pillar of tolerance and change for many centuries. Internationally, Amsterdam is also known as a tolerant and liberal city, among other things because of the Pride Amsterdam and the coffeeshops,
- The city is located at the mouth of the Amstel and the IJ.
- From the Amsterdam port you can go to the North Sea via the North Sea Canal.
- The most important airport in the Netherlands is south of the city, Schiphol Airport in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer.
- The city is also an important junction for train and car traffic and the city also has its own metro and tram.
In terms of economy, the city is also one of the most important in the Netherlands. Various international companies are based in Amsterdam, mainly in the Zuidas. However, international politics takes place in The Hague, where most of the foreign embassies in the Netherlands are located.
What Belgian beer is named after the town?
11. Hoegaarden (5%) – The role model of all Belgian wheat beers, Hoegaarden – named after a small town east of Leuven – is light and extremely refreshing, despite its cloudy appearance. It is brewed from equal parts wheat and malted barley and is the ideal drink for a hot summer’s day. Hoegaarden is easily recognisable for its distinctive octagonal glass © Marcel Bakker/Shutterstock
What is the oldest brewery in country?
bdonaldson/scu.edu Yuengling Brewery of Pottsville boasts of being the oldest brewery in the country. Many American families can trace their ancestry back to the European nations of Germany, Ireland, and England. When these families came to America centuries ago, they brought with them a range of unique cultures and customs.
One in which they all share is beer. Each of the three European countries mentioned ranks among the top six countries in the world for annual beer consumption per capita. Likewise, the United States comes in a respectable no.8. This hefty habit has sustained the production of beer as a major industry in the United States.
Of all American breweries over the centuries that have come and gone, there is not one more revered than the D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery. Spanning over 180 years of family business, and among six generations, D.G. Yuengling’s brewery not only survived the Prohibition Era, but also boasts the title of “America’s Oldest Brewery.” The history of beer can be traced back to as early as 4300 b.c.
- In Babylonian, Egyptian, and even Incan cultures.
- The adaptation of hops into what we know as the present-day form of beer came about during the early Middle Ages (500-1000 a.d.) Since then, the evolution—and popularity—of beer has been exponential.
- William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, even owned and operated a brewery.
Before the 1800’s, beer was really “ale,” a method using a top-fermenting brewers’ yeast. It was not until the 1830’s that the lager style of beer, in which uses bottom-fermenting yeast, was created by Bavarians Gabriel Sedlmayr of Munich and Anton Dreher of Vienna. mafisc/tripadvisor.com The Yuengling Brewery on Mahontongo Street is a must-see in Pottsville. In 1823, a German by the name of David G. Jüngling immigrated to the United States from Aldingen, a town in the Kingdom of Württemberg, Germany. After anglicizing his name to Yuengling, he established the Eagle Brewery in 1829 on Centre Street in Pottsville, Schuylkill County.
- In the 1850’s, other German immigrant brewers such as Anheuser, Busch, Miller, Coors, Stroh, Schlitz, and Pabst introduced cold maturation lagers to the United States.
- The modern era of brewing then began in the late 1800’s with commercial refrigeration (1860), automatic bottling, pasteurization (1876), and railroad distribution.
It was not long before the Yuengling’s Eagle Brewery experienced disaster when a blazing fire completely destroyed its plant and headquarters in 1831. The quick reconstruction of the brewery on its current location on South 5th and Mahantongo Street was an early sign of the company’s lasting resilience.
Although David’s first son, David Yuengling Jr., left Pottsville to establish the James River Steam Brewery in Richmond, Virginia, his second son, Frederick Yuengling, became a partner of the Pottsville operation in 1873. To reflect the new partnership, the company was renamed D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery.
Frederick ran the brewery until his death in 1899, and the family’s legacy was passed on to his only son Frank. Before the turn of the 20th century, the operation expanded with the addition of three breweries in the cities of Saratoga and New York City, New York, and Trail, British Columbia. Yuengling.com Yuengling celebrated the end of Prohibition by brewing “Winner Beer.” In 1919, the 18th Amendment was ratified, which outlawed the sale or production of alcohol. The Prohibition Era forced many American breweries out of business. Frank predicted the Prohibition would be short lived and strategized to insure his company’s survival throughout the tough era with four near beer recipes (Yuengling Specialty, Yuengling Por-Tor, the near beer version of the Celebrated Pottsville Porter, and the experimental cereal brew, Yuengling Juvo) and a dairy constructed adjacent to the plant which sold ice cream and other dairy products up until 1985.
- Near beer was a malt beverage that did not contain enough alcohol to be considered a true beer, and was therefore legal to produce and sell.
- The tough fourteen-year Prohibition Era ended in 1933, and the brewery celebrated by making the “Winner Beer” and sending a truck full of bottles to President Roosevelt to express its appreciation.
The brewery then began a large modernization program, in which included “a new building for fermentation and storage, a new boiler house and brew house, as well as new loading facilities.” The company resumed brewing its original beers until Frank’s death in 1963.
- The company was then managed by his sons, Richard L. and F. Dohrman.
- The country saw national breweries take off in the 1950s and ‘60s, and this, coupled with a decline in local demand, posed new challenges for the management.
- The company continued the modernization program by replacing the old copper kettles with new stainless steel ones.
Dick Yuengling Sr. praises the hard work of his father and uncle, “If it wasn’t for their loyalty to the business during that very difficult time, the company wouldn’t be here today.” The year 1976 marked a special time for Americans, as it was the 200 year anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Yuengling.com Yuengling has remained in the family through several generations. In 1985, Richard (Dick) L. Yuengling Jr., bought the company from his father. The sales-boost that the Bicentennial generated was proving to be too little for the company to survive on, so Dick had to try new risky ideas to help the company avoid a tragic failure.
- Dick invested the majority of the company’s earnings in updating equipment.
- The modernization which had began more than 50 years prior was finally starting to reap benefits.
- Dick claims, “Changes we’ve made over the past few years are beginning to pay off for us.
- New packaging, increased advertising, and an exceptional distributor/wholesaler network have helped us capture the attention of consumers who are looking for a unique top-quality brew from a small brewer.” Two years later, the company, thriving under its new America’s Oldest Brewery slogan, reintroduced the Yuengling Traditional Lager, which had not been produced for decades.
The decision for reintroduction came from the increase in demand for heavier beers. This beer has served as the flagship taste of Yuengling since then and has developed a unique niche among all beers. There are over 1,000 different lagers, but D.G. Yuengling and Son is so widely known that anyone who orders a “lager” in some areas will get Yuengling’s one-of-a-kind Traditional Lager.
According to the company, their lager is famous for its “rich amber color and medium-bodied taste.” Before 1990, two more recipes were produced: the Premium Light Beer and Yuengling’s Original Black and Tan. Beers consumers have mixed opinions about Yuengling’s traditional product. Travis Edwards of the United Nations of Beer relates the quality of the lager to that of Keystone Light, and says “the beer itself should never be seen outside of college refrigerators, which lack the ability to have standards.” His review was met with striking criticisms.
One reviewer labeled Edwards a “micro brew snob.” In fact, Yuengling is not a beer to be judged by beer lovers. In a review by Mike Barkacs, Yuengling Traditional Lager is “about as American as you can get.” The beer is not something to look at and admire, he continues, “the flavor is not complex. TheBottleCapMan A Yuengling bottle cap from the past, reflecting the beer’s Pennsylvania roots. The growth of the company in the last 20 years has been remarkable. In 1989, only 126,000 barrels were produced compared to the roughly 1.2 million barrels produced in 2005, ranking Yuengling 6th overall among American commercial breweries and second among American-owned breweries, behind Boston Beer Company.
- Currently the brewery distributes beer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, South Carolina & Alabama.
- Still at the helm of the brewery today, Dick has continued to grow his company since taking over. David A.
- Casinelli, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said in a brochure, ‘‘Over the past few years, we have made significant financial commitments to advertising.
Our primary goal has always been to maintain our regional prominence while having the ability to expand into new urban markets.” In 1999, the company acquired Stroh Brewery in Tampa, Florida, expanding its market even further. Dick announced the company’s plan to build a new plant to keep up with the growing demand.
- The new plant was completed in 2000 and is currently located in Port Carbon, Schuylkill County.
- The family owned brewery has kept the headquarters in the same town since 1829, and the same structure since 1831, which serves as a testament to the brewery’s dedication to the local market and their rich history.
Although the company has not expanded in the last few years, it says that its plans for expansion “are based upon our production capabilities and our ability to properly introduce and service retailers and customers in any new market. Such decisions are based on a market by market basis.” The company acknowledges that there is a demand for its beers across the country, but has proceeded cautiously with its expansion, being sure to not forget its customers and markets still loyal to their beer today.
What beer is named after a fish?
THE ART OF A NAME Surprised to hear this easy-drinking beer came in at 7%, he was inspired to name it after a fish that also packs a sting: Sculpin.
Why is Pliny the Elder so famous?
Why is Pliny the Elder important? Pliny the Elder wrote the Natural History, an encyclopaedic work of uneven accuracy that was an authority on scientific matters up to the Middle Ages.
What is 1664 beer named after?
Introduction: – Kronenbourg is a golden pale lager beer that was created in France during the year 1664 by Jerome Hatt. After brewing the first beer it was named after the date it was created. Kronenbourg Brewery was established in 1952 and has become Frances #1 premium lager.
What is the name river Amsterdam?
Geography – Satellite photo of Amsterdam, 2020 Amsterdam is located in the Western Netherlands, in the province of North Holland, the capital of which is not Amsterdam, but rather Haarlem, The river Amstel ends in the city centre and connects to a large number of canals that eventually terminate in the IJ,
Amsterdam is about 2 m (6.6 ft) below sea level, The surrounding land is flat as it is formed of large polders, An artificial forest, Amsterdamse Bos, is in the southwest. Amsterdam is connected to the North Sea through the long North Sea Canal, Amsterdam is intensely urbanised, as is the Amsterdam metropolitan area surrounding the city.
Comprising 219.4 km 2 (84.7 sq mi) of land, the city proper has 4,457 inhabitants per km 2 and 2,275 houses per km 2, Parks and nature reserves make up 12% of Amsterdam’s land area.
- Topographic map of Amsterdam
- Large-scale map of the city centre of Amsterdam, including sightseeing markers, as of April 2017.
What beer is named after a fish?
THE ART OF A NAME Surprised to hear this easy-drinking beer came in at 7%, he was inspired to name it after a fish that also packs a sting: Sculpin.
Why is Amsterdam called a dam?
Most tourist guides say that Amsterdam developed around a dam built in the river Amstel around 1270 AD, and that this dam which was located at present-day Dam Square — gave the city its name. But historians say that decades earlier the small settlement in the Amstel delta was already known as ‘Amestelledamme,’ or ‘Amstelredam’ (later, ‘Aemsterdam’ and later still ‘Amsterdam’).
- The trading post was home to farmers, fishermen, traders and craftsmen who, around 1220, settled along a dike built to protect the low lands against the flood waters of the Zuiderzee (South Sea).
- Aem or aeme was Old Frisian for ‘river’ or ‘river delta.’ ‘Stelle’ is of Frankish origin and meant ‘(suitable) place to stay ‘ or ‘settlement’ and ‘ster’ indicated the people living in such a place.
‘Dam’ is, well, ‘dam’ or ‘dike.’ Hence the name ‘Aemsterdam’ literally meant ‘people who have settled at the dike along the river.’ In various histories of Amsterdam and surroundings you’ll find such names as Aemstelle, Aemestelle, Amestelle and Aemster either used as synonyms for one place or another, or indicating separate communities.
- Apparently the river itself derived its name from these settlements, rather than the other way around.
- Legend has it that Amsterdam was founded by two fishermen looking to escape a storm in the Zuiderzee (South Sea).
- The story goes that their dog jumped ashore and threw up at the spot where the city later developed.
No one knows for sure, of course, but older versions of the city’s emblem do sport two fishermen in a boat, along with a dog. Whether that depiction is actually older is debatable — or, rather, not likely since most versions already include the emblem consisting of a red shield sporting a black line with three St.
Andrew’s Crosses. Originally a landlocked lake, the Zuiderzee — just north-east of what became Amsterdam — was greatly enlarged during disastrous floods that hit the low lands to the West of it during the last few decades of the 12th century. At this time, the lake also connected with the Nortsea in the north.
These floods also created an inlet known then as the Y (nowadays known as ‘IJ’ — both versions pronounced as ‘ay’). This the body of water located behind Central Station. One of the rivers which fed into the IJ was the Amstel. The river’s mouth formed a delta, with the water flowing into the Y estuary and from there into the Zuiderzee.
- As early as the 11th century farmers from nearby Utrecht had already started building dikes along the Amstel, which until then had no fixed course.
- As farmers dug drainage ditches in the peat and swamp land the peat began to settle.
- To protect these low lands against floods from swollen rivers, as well as the Zuiderzee and the Y inlet, dikes were built throughout the area.
To the South of the IJ one such dike started all the way in Santpoord, behind the dunes in the West, and ran to Weesp, just east of current-day Amsterdam. Initially the Amstel proper only reached the area now known as Amsterdam Zuid (South) — from where it formed its delta.
- Where the delta flowed into the IJ was the Aemerak or Ammerak, a natural harbor located at the present-day Damrak — the street that runs between Dam Square and Central Station,
- Rak’ is said to be Old Frisian for ‘big water.’ At the mouth of the Aemerak the dike ran South along what is currently called Nieuwendijk (literally, New Dike) and, further South — across from present-day Dam Square — Kalverstraat (a name that refers to the cattle market once held there).
Archeologists have found remains of houses built along Nieuwendijk dating back to around 1225 at a depth of 6 meters below the current street level. Note that while ‘rak’ was Frisian for ‘big water’ it is also said to be old Dutch for a ‘straight stretch of water’ — either naturally, as in a river or a man-made, as in a canal.
Thus some guide books indicate that ‘Ammerak’ was the final, straight stretch of the river Amstel. Later the quay among this canal became known as Damrak — dam alongside the canal. The small body of water you see at the start of Damrak, closest to Central Station, is all that remains of that ‘rak.’ South of Dam Square is Rokin — which long included another straight stretch of water connecting to the actual Amstel river.
Further toward Munt Square you can see what remains of this canal. It is believed that the local settlers had themselves created this waterway — by connecting and deepening existing riverlets — in order to better guide the course of the majority of the Amstel’s water through its delta.
- Until that work was completed the Boerenwetering, a river arm located at present-day Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, was used as the major traffic artery between Amstel and the IJ.
- Further inland a small settlement then known as ‘Aemstelle’ — nowadays known as Ouderkerk aan de Amstel (literally, ‘Old Church at the Amstel’) — had long been an important trading point.
A lot of trade traffic took place on the Zuiderzee, for instance between such Dutch cities as Kampen en Deventer, but with ships also visiting towns along the Baltic Sea. The village of Aemstellle was situated at the crossroads of two important trade routes: between Utrecht to the East and Kennemerland to the West — and between the Baltic Sea and the hinterland and beyond.
While Aemstelle was established by farmers, over time it attracted lots of traders as well. Similar communities formed throughout the district, but Aemstelle was important enough to be the location of a small castle (in fact little more than a fortified house) that was home to the son of one of the lords of the Van Aemstel dynasty.
Known in Dutch as the ‘ Heren van Amstel ‘, this was a major lordly dynasty in medieval Holland. They governed the area around the Amstel in the name of the bishop of Utrecht and the count of Holland. As more and more people settled along the dike at Aemerak, Aemsterdam grew in importance and gradually took over Aemstelle’s function as trading post.
By now people had settled along the dike on the East sides of Damrak as well. As an aside: tourist guides explain that Amsterdam’s medieval core is divided in an ‘Old Side’ — East of Damrak, and a ‘New Side’ – to the West of it. Confusingly the district known as Amsterdam’s Old Side — which includes the Red Light Distrcit — was actually settled later than the ‘New Side.’ The terms ‘old side’ and ‘new side’ came into use when Amsterdam was divided into two parishes — one with the ‘ Old’ Church, built in the 1300s, and one with the New Church wwhich came into use in 1408 at what is now known as Dam Square.
Before that, the two sides were known as ‘Church side’ and ‘Windmill side.’ Anyway, historians says that by 1250 some 500 people lived in Aemsterdam. Around this time a new castle was built by Gijsbrecht ll, the then-reigning Van Amstel lord. This castle was located between the Boerenwetering and the Aemerak.
- Some time around 1265 AD this lord commanded that a sluice be built in the river Amstel — and this was done at the location of the present-day Dam square.
- Actually, it should be noted that historians are not quite clear about this.
- Some say there wasn’t even a castle — and that foundations unearthed some years ago were those of a building that was never finished.
Others say they have good reason to believe that the dam at what is now Dam Square was actually built as much as 50 years earlier. And yet others claim that estimate should be doubled. It is hoped that archaeological research performed during the construction of the new North-South metro line will provide some clues in the matter.
Yet another thing the historians are not quite clear about is the actual nature of the dam. Some say that while there may at some point have been an earthen dam — perhaps at one of the earlier suggested dates — the structure built at Gijsbrecht’s demand was actually a wide bridge with wooden doors between its pillars to serve as a dam of sorts.
It is quite likely that these doors were closed during high tide and opened during low tide. At any rate, once the ‘dam’ was built ships were able to sail right up to it to have their goods unloaded. The wares were either sold right there, carted off to warehouses, or switched to smaller ships which then sailed onward via the Rokin.
- Nowadays nothing there is no trace of a dam at Dam Square.
- However, water from the river Amstel still flows beneath the ground.
- A culvert runs from the remaining water of Rokin underneath the Dam — in front of the National Monument — and underneath both the Bijenkorf warehouse and the old stock exchange building to the remaining stretch of water at Damrak,
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