How Good Ale is Brewed

Portsmouth, NH: Frank Jones Brewery, [1902].

5.5 x 8 inches, 25 pp, with 30 b/w illustrations from photographs, one page with color reproductions of the company's bottle labels. String-tied wrappers. Very minor dampstain to lower corner, otherwise clean, with light handling wear; very good.

The Frank Jones Brewery was opened by Portsmouth businessman (and future U.S. Congressman) Frank Jones in 1858. By the 1880s, the brewery was producing 150,000 barrels a year, making it the largest ale brewer in the United States, and one of Portsmouth's major employers. The company continued to grow, adding malthouses, barrel rooms, and a bottle shop in the 1890s. This booklet describes the brewing and bottling processes in some detail, and illustrations show many aspects of the facilities and processes (water-works, mash-tun, cooler, fermenting tuns, cooper's shop, cask-washing room, refrigeration machinery, grain-transport wagons, bottling and corking, etc.). It also includes a lengthy list of the brewery's agents in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York. Three copies located in OCLC.

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