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eibbor

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So who knows of politicians or any public figures (actors, musicians, athletes...) that brew? Not important, just curious.
 

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Are forefathers, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin all brewed beer in their home's. Brewing beer in your home is America's past time.
 

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Washington also had the country's largest whiskey distillery. It's interesting to read some of the history of the country's first tax act: it was a tax that taxed small capacity distilleries 9 cents per gallon, while larger distilleries were only taxed 6 cents per gallon:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiskey_Act
 

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John Hickenlooper, current mayor of Denver and candidate for Colorado Governor, co-founded Wynkoop Brewing in the 1980's. I don't think he is involved with the restaurant or bar anymore.
 

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John Hickenlooper, current mayor of Denver and candidate for Colorado Governor, co-founded Wynkoop Brewing in the 1980's. I don't think he is involved with the restaurant or bar anymore.
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when he became mayor his resturaunts had to be distanced from him so he turned their control over to a trust and since has sold them off.
 

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Well, I dunno about brewing, but Michael Jackson did a lot to make craft beer mainstream...
 

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Still is, in my opinion.

I think there is a supermodel who has been featured in some homebrew magazines, but I forget her name.
Yooperbrew, not all women are from the UP and can actually lift a full 5 gallons of Wort. :mug:
 

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Last I heard, politicians don't have time to brew.

They're too busy trying to figure out what to do with all that money BMC stuffed in their pockets.
 

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C'mon guys it was 1988. Besides it was a precursor to her fashion line in Kmart :) Wonder if she still home brews?
 
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