New York: The Brewers' Journal, 1890. First edition. Pocket-sized directory offered gratis to subscribers to “The Brewers’ Journal,” a trade paper printed in both English and German established in 1876 in New York by A. E. J. Tovey (perhaps in answer to England’s own “Brewers’ Journal”). 16mo gilt-stamped blue cloth boards; 88 pp. including 7 pp. ads at front and 15 pp. at rear (including on pastedowns, with rear pastedown being p.[89]). Prints information culled from “the Books of the Internal Revenue Department, Washington, D. C.” Includes tables at the front showing total "Malt Liquors" sales in barrels for 1889 and 1890 by state and in principal cities as well as list of total sales to Great Britain and Ireland for the years 1882 – 1889; followed by 50 pages listing every brewery in the U.S. for the year ending May 1, 1890, by state and city, what types of beers they produced (e.g., “L”=Lager), and their total sales by barrel (by production “class,” e.g., “4”= 600,000 to 650,000 whereas “40”= under 1,000); 3 pages of Canadian brewers; 3 pages of U.S. “Malsters” and their “Annual Capacity, Bushels”; and half page of Canadian malsters. A fascinating bit of Americana, especially for this beer-loving woman, as it shows a smattering of women across the country brewing beer under their own names (we can be sure, of course, that there were many, many more). Good, solid copy with evidence of old water damage to upper corners and small hole punched through upper spine gutter with string looped through for hanging. OCLC records only 3 post-1900 copies of "Tovey's" directories. Rare.
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