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January 9, 2009

Blast from the past: Jack Daniels Amber Lager

jack daniels beerI'll bet you didn't know that Jack Daniels made beer.

Well, they didn't make beer for all that long. But they did make beer.

This is a photo I found from The Sun's archives, dated March 8, 1995. I like the wooden barrel and unmarked sacks of something. Very rustic.

Here's the caption: Riding the crest of the microbrewery craze, Jack Daniels 1866 Classic Amber Lager goes on sale this week at many  Baltimore area bars, restaurants, and liquor stores. This display is at 7542 Bel Air Rd.

The microbrewery craze may or may not be dying down some, but the wave Jack Daniels rode most definitely crashed.

I actually found a Web site of a Jack Daniels collector with tons of info and photos about Jack's beer line.

Check it out.

(Photo, as previously stated, from Sun archives)


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 12:04 PM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


I am fortunate enough to have a bottle of Jack Daniels Amber Lager beer, it has not been opened. Thanks

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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