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Beer Trucks: A Historical Look at the Trucks that Deliver the Brew

Posted June 26, 2014 8:00 AM by dstrohl
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Some of the most beautiful streamlined trucks came about for a singular purpose: to advertise beer. Sure, they carried it, but to get around certain restrictions on advertising alcohol, the trucks were made to be as eyecatching as possible, and in the Thirties, that meant extreme streamlining. Donald Wood had already published his book American Beer Trucks in 1999, so this article on the same exact topic from the January 2002 issue of Special Interest Autos doesn't cover much new ground for him, but still showcases the variety and occasional beauty of such a specific type of truck. And no, Wood doesn't make mention of Pontiac Trans Ams running interference for these trucks.

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06/27/2014 11:52 AM

One of our larger local breweries have re-introduced horse drawn drays for deliveries in their home town. I've been on the brewery tour a couple of times, at the end they give you a pint glass & leave you in the tap room with about 12 different barrels to sample.

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