Brewing History

brewing milestones

Hops introduced in England

1428

Reinheitsgebot

1516

Bavarian beer purity law.

Einbecker becomes Bock

1610

The first shipments of Bock out of what is now Hafbrauhaus..

Pale malts devoloped

1642

Pale malts created by kilning with coke create first "pale"beers (actually more of an amber color). Plisner malt was not devoloped untill the 1800's

Porter Begins

1722

though it evolves slowly, Ralph Heartwood at Bell's brewery is said to have invented it in 1722

Doppelbock

1780

Paulaner releases Salvator for the first time to the public in Munich

Steam Power

1784

First steam engine installed in a London brewery

thermometer

1784

First text published on brewing with a thermometer.

hydrometer

1785

First published a study on brewing with a hydrometer.

IPA begins

1790

Hodgson extends credit of 18 months to the ships' captains and holds the monopoly for 30 years

Patent malt roaster

1817

Daniel Whealer invents the Patent Malt Roaster

Smokeless malt

1818

Indirect fire kilning introduced

Allsopp takes the IPA trade

1822

Burton on Trent looses it's Baltic export market in 1921 at the same time as Hodgson's son tries to cut out the East India captains as shipping agents... Yoink!

Single cell yeast cultures

1835

First isolated by Emil Hanson at Carlsberg Laboratories in Copenhagen

First "Dubbel"

1856

Westmalle releases it's first strong brown ale and calls it "Dubbel"

Refrigeration

1870

First US brewery installs refrigeration (S. Liebman & Sons)

Fuggle hops

1875

perhaps the first proprietary hops

First "Tripel"

1934

Westmalle brews a 9.5%abv strong pale ale and calls it tripel

Cans

1935

Kreuger Brewing co, NJ

CARMA Founded

1972

Campaign for real ale

Home brewing leagalized in the USA

1979

Hooray Jimmy Carter!

Kolsh PDO

1997

Famous Breweries

weihenstephan

1040

Oldest still functioning brewery in the world

Rochefort Brewery

1595

Oldest Trappist Brewery

Guieness

1759

Founded 1759

Molson

1786

North america's oldest Brewery

Yuengling

1829

Americas oldest operating Brewery

Pilsner Urquell

1842

First pilsner introduced in Plzen

Budwiser

1878

Hoegaarden

1965

Piere Celis revives the witbier style at hoegaarten

Anchor Steam

1971

Fritz Maytag bottles first modern release of the steam beer.

historical milestones

Columbus discovers Americas

1492

Martin Luther 95 Thesis

1517

England and Scotland unification

1707

wow

USA Revolution

1775 - 1783

French Revolution

1789 - 1791

Neapolian defeated

1813

Waterloo

USA civil war

1861 - 1865

Unification of Germany

1871

WW1

1914 - 1918

USA Prohabition

1920 - 1933

Boo!

WW2

1939 - 1945

India Independence

1947

India gains independence.