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I have been posting about three times a week these last months although it can vary.
Currently I have a series examining pre- Second World War breweries in East Europe with a focus, although not exclusively, on Jewish-owned breweries.
Many who do beer history, certainly I did not realize that many breweries, typically small and medium-sized ones, were owned by Jewish families in the former Pale of Settlement, Poland, Galicia, Lithuania and environs.
So it’s a spotlight on that part of the European brewing heritage. I also discuss the modern brewery, where the prewar brewery still exists that is.
By July I will turn to a new series, details to be disclosed by the end of this month. I’ll say here it involves the early beer-tasting activities of a gastronomic society, between the 1930s and 1960s.
For now, I will do more posts on prewar Polish brewing and the family-owned breweries mentioned.