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Lager loathing started early in New York

“We admit having once to oblige a friend from the fatherland tasted this repulsive drink and while we acknowledge our present friendship for choice Havana we are truly thankful that our aversion for lager bier has remained permanent from the first mouthful.”

That quote comes from an article in the June 1856 edition of the United States magazine of science, art, manufactures, agriculture, commerce and trade and shows that lager loathing is not a new phenomenon. The article described how lager bier “a nauseating drink” had taken over New York. Continue reading

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