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Springfield, IL
June 7-12, 2016

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National Brewery Museum™
The American Breweriana Association, through the ABA Museum Foundation and in partnership with the Potosi Museum Foundation, has restored the former Potosi Brewery at Potosi, Wisconsin into the National Brewery Museum & Research Library.

Located in the Potosi Brewery Complex at 209 S. Main Street in Potosi Wisconsin. Open Tuesday through Sunday 10 am to 6 pm. (After March 12, 2012 Open Daily 10 am to 6 pm)

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American Breweriana Journal
No. 204 November — December, 2016

Brewing in the Breunig Family by Scott Thompson
In Search of Flying Horses by Dean Blazek
Through the Years with Sehring Brewery Ceramics by Jack Sullivan
Proof of Earlby Linda Hoffman

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Upcoming Events
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Indy Brewery Collectibles Show
Wyndham Indianapolis West
Indianapolis, IN

Saturday, November 12, 2016
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Saturday, November 12, 2016
Eastside Spectacular #10
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42nd Annual Fort Wayne Brewery Collectibles Show
Classic Café, 4832 Hillegas Rd.
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Western Brewer Journals Digial Archives
The Beer Institute in Washington, D. C. has agreed to loan the National Brewery Museum Library their rare complete collection of Western Brewer Journals from 1876 to 1960. These rare Journals will be digitally archived and made available to ABA members and the public at the library.

Our goal is to have all the Journal digitally archived by June 2016. ABA would appreciate your help in this rare opportunity to digitally preserve these historical documents of the Brewing Industry.

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The ABA Scanner is Coming to Springfield
The ABA scanner will be at the ABA Annual Meeting in Springfield, IL in June 2016.

Do you have rare brewery related books or documents you would like to share with the breweriana community? Please bring them to the annual meeting in Springfield and they will be digitally archived and returned to you before you leave the show. Please contact Len Chylack before bringing any books or documents to the show.

Identifying Fake Breweriana
ABA would like to thank Larry Handy #2694, for allowing us to publish this article. Larry is the editor of ECBA's KEG and this article just appeared In the Winter 2016 isssue. Knowledge is the only way to stop this gigantic problem in our hobby. Read Here.

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