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Jever Beer Coaster

Beer is to Germans what wine is to the French--and Coca Cola is to Americans. All major cities and most minor ones have their own brewery. Jever is a provincial center in the länder of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) in northern Germany. It's just west of Wilhelmshaven, where the Deutches Windenegi Institut and the Jade wind plant are located, and northeast of Aurich, where the large Germany wind turbine manufacturer Enercon is based. Jever is in the province of Östfriesland. It's a region of windmills. There are several historic wind mills in and around Jever. Windmills are as natural a part of popular culture in this region as is beer.

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The coaster reads "As is the land, so is Jever" implying that Jever beer (an excellent lager) is an integral part of life in Östfriesland.

It was only a matter of time before the new wind turbines springing up on Östfriesland began to adorn local beer coasters. In 1995 the Jever brewery began distributing coasters that pictured Enercon E33 turbines near Pewsum.


Husum Brauhaus Germany

Husum Brauhaus

 

Husum is in Schelswig-Holstein and is home to the Husumwind messe or conference--the largest wind conference in the world. The beer's good too.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cowley Ridge, Alberta, Canada

Cowley Ridge


There was a cow craze in the late 1990s or early 2000s and this coaster played off that and the name Cowley, a village west of Pincher Creek, Alberta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


New Belgium Brewing Company Beer Coaster

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The back of the coaster is set up to be mailed as a post card (with the spot for the stamp marked: "Go fly a kite") with the following message: "Huge, Winderful Beers! New Belgium Brewing Company has tapped into the big winds of Wyoming as their sole source of energy making them the first wind powered brewery in the world."

Visit the New Belgium website for their story (the site does have frames & it is a little bit slow - it will open in a separate window).

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