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Miller discusses their always-evolving brewing techniques, from continually “turning up the volume” on hops, to issues with changes in hops, and the return of Simcoe.
Plus, the recent (temporary) shutdown of their new production brewery by the TTB.
Some bottle shapes are indicative of a particular manufacturing era, though many bottle styles/shapes were used for so many years - like the cylinder whiskey "fifth" or square snuff bottle - that the shape itself is not indicative of age.Of course, soda & beer were reused up until quite recently.The bottle pictured to the right has a Wait's Liver and Kidney Bitters label pasted over the embossing of a Star Kidney and Liver Bitters bottle!)Reuse, of course, does not change the manufacturing date of the bottle itself, but care must be exercised when using the known date of one or a few bottles to date other items found from the same context.When a likely or known "older" item is found in a known "newer" site it is referred to as deposition lag.
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(The two products were from separate companies which were cross-town [Sacramento, CA.] rivals during the late 19th to early 20th century.