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Something you may not have known: Brewmaster Edward Herman and Belle of Georgia



The era of Prohibition not only brought rise to organized crime, it also destroyed the careers of legitimate brewers and sellers of alcohol. Such is the story of Edward Herman and his signature beer, Belle of Georgia.

Edward Herman emigrated from Germany to America with his family in 1855 when h...

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  1. And that, boys and girls, is how the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives got started on its mission to destroy, cripple, and hamstring the people and corporations doing business in those industries. They are still working the mission under Joe Biden.

  2. I remember when Belle of Georgia came back out, it was a damn fine beer. Doug, why don’t you sell or license the recipe? I am sure Sheehan’s and the Arsenal Tap room would love to offer it on draft, I know they would have my business!

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