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Western Brewer Journals Digital Archives

The Journey has begun to view 85 years of Western Brewer Journals!

The Western Brewer Journals from 1876 to 1880 are available on the Library website. The Journals from 1881 through 1885 will be on the website by June 2018.

To access, you'll need to be an ABA Member and have either donated to the project or paid an additional subscription fee. You can access the Journals here. If you would like to subscribe, you can do so on the online renewal page, or contact the ABA Executive Director at

The Beer Institute in Washington, D. C. loaned the National Brewery Museum Library their rare collection of Western Brewer Journals from 1876 to 1922 and 1933 to 1947 to archive.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for ABA to gain access to complete years of rare Brewing Industry Journals. There are only 4 known complete sets, 3 in libraries and 1 in a private collection.

Thanks goes to Tim Bowers, John Dutcher, Dave Hayden, Bob Pirie, Darrell Smith, Jeff Scholz and Rich Wagner for all their help. Special thanks goes to all the ABA members that made a contribution to the Western Brewer Journals to make this historic resource available to ABA members.

If you have not make a tax exempt contribution to the Western Brewer Journals, an annual subscription is available to ABA members for $10 a year. Financial assis- tance is available to members.

Please send your tax-deductible contribution to:
Len Chylack
1122 Nottingham Drive
West Chester, PA 19380-4055


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