This officially licensed Hamm's Beer shirt by Sportiqe Apparel features a distressed Hamm's logo on a comfy navy shirt. This tee celebrates Hamm's establishment in 1865, when Theodore Hamm, a German immigrant, constructed his brewery in St. Paul, Minnesota. While Hamm's is no longer an independent brewing company, this shirt enables you to wear one of America's most celebrated beers.
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Hamm's was established in 1865 when Theodore Hamm, a German immigrant, inherited the Excelsior Brewery from his friend and business associate, A. F. Keller. Keller had constructed his brewery over artesian wells in a section of the Phalen Creek valley in St. Paul, Minnesota known as Swede Hollow. Hamm hired Christopher Figg to be his masterbrewer, and by the 1880s the Theo. Hamm Brewing Company was reckoned the second largest in Minnesota.
His son, William, and grandson, William Jr. inherited the operation in 1903. During Prohibition, the company survived by producing soft drinks and other food products, enabling it to expand rapidly through acquisitions after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. In 1968 the company was acquired by Heublein, which sold it to Olympia Brewing Company. Pabst then purchased Olympia along with Hamm's in 1983. Miller Brewing acquired the brand in 1999.
MillerCoors now produces three Hamm's Beers, Premium, Golden Draft, and Special Light.
The Hamm's Beer name is well known for its advertising jingle and its mascot, the Hamm's Beer bear. The original jingle, with lyrics by Nelle Richmond Eberhart and music by Charles Wakefield Cadman was derived from a 1909 art song entitled "From The Land of Sky-Blue Water." It was first used on radio and later on television. It started with tom-tom drums, then a chorus intoned (partial lyrics):
From the Land of Sky Blue Waters,
From the land of pines' lofty balsams,
Comes the beer refreshing,
Hamm's the beer refreshing.
To take you back to the time of Hamm's Beer, here's the Hamm's Beer Song from the 1950's. This is a commercial dubbed "From The Land of Sky Blue Waters," and features the Hamm's Beer jingle.
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