From There to Here
There: I started collecting breweriana in the early 1980's and became a member of the Olde Froth Chapter of the BCCA. In the late 1990's, I became treasurer, a position that I still hold today. I collected everything Western Pennsylvania, especially material from my family's breweries, Eberhardt and Ober and Ober Brothers, along with Christian Brecht Brewery in Franklin (He married my great aunt). I had an extensive collection of Pittsburgh Brewing Tech products when I found out no one else had a particular interest in that product. Most of the material was produced during prohibition.
Here: Today while I still collect family material, my main interest is in the history of brewing in Western Pennsylvania. I co-authored a book with Robert Musson that outlined all the breweries in Allegheny County for 200 years. I am currently working on a book that details the brewing history in Beaver County. I have also written articles for various publications on brewery history. You can contact me at:
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