Art Mast Family Photo

Art Mast FamilyMark W. Rummel posted this photo on May 31, 2014 in the Facebook Group “You know you are from Sebewaing, MI when …”.  He said:

“Art Mast was a very interesting guy, and a very important part of Sebewaing’s history. He owned the town’s photography studio, so he took thousands of family photos, wedding pictures, graduation shots, etc., over the decades. Plus, he was President of the Sebewaing Brewing Company for many years, as well as a father, church and town leader.

Here’s his family’s photo from “Sebewaing 150.” He also snapped hundreds of local photos which he made into postcards, which help tell our town’s past story in special ways. It seems to me he published postcards as an amateur from about 1910 through the 1960s. I remember him quite well and want to say “thank you” from today’s historians for all he did back then.”

Thank you to Mark W. Rummel for this post.

Brewing Company Adds New Equipment

Trucks Hauling EquipmentPasteurizer plateScott M. Thede posted these photos on May 16, 2014 in the Facebook Group “You know you are from Sebewaing, MI when …”.  He said “Two substantial brewery related machines being hauled from the railroad offload site to the brewery property at the end of February 1958. The machine in the foreground is a Meyer Cataract Pasteurizer that bathes the full bottles in 160 degree F water to prepare for shelf storage while awaiting purchase. The machine in the background is a four compartment bottle washer. Also pictured is a metal plate that was likely on this pasteurizer. You can read the Blade article related to this photo here.”

Diamond Jubilee Anniversary Opener

Large OpenerPaul Wiese posted this photo on May 5, 2014 in the Facebook Group “You know you are from Sebewaing, MI when …”.  He said “Diamond Anniversary opener from the Sebewaing Brewery given to me from my brother in-law last year. Pretty cool. Notice that it’s made in Italy.”

Here are the comments from the post:

Kristi Kusek Nazdrowie should be “nazdrovie” since they wrote it out phonetically and Cead Mile Pailte should be “Cead mile Failte”. But I love the attempt.

Mark W Rummel Great find, Paul. We had one of those when I was a kid. Wonder whatever happened to it??

Scott M. Thede Here is a nice article from the Sebewaing Blade about the Diamond Jubilee Anniversary. The article is dated 10/29/55. Please visit this link to read it.

Thank you to Paul Wiese for this post and all of those who took the time to comment in Facebook.

Sebewaing Beer Truck

Turcks3Mark W. Rummel posted this photo on April 14, 2014 in the Facebook Group “You know you are from Sebewaing, MI when …”.  He said:

“Today’s “Photo from CBWing’s Past” has been stolen from Scott Thede’s wonderful Sebewaing Brewing Company website. It’s a close-up of the 1957-era truck that was so familiar back then, delivering Sebewaing Beer to A & P Stores all over Michigan, plus to local dealers, too.

Here’s where we stole that photo. There are many more for you to enjoy, plus a great Bolzman Family memory page with photos. Enjoy your Easter Week, folks…

http://sebewaingbrewingcompany.com/sebewaing-sport-beer-on…/

Here are the comments from the post:

 Scott M. Thede Thank you Mark! Great pictures from Doug Bolzman.

Sharon J Giroux love it

Julie Wenzel Beuschel Maybe this has been mentioned before, but there is a Sebewaing Beer truck door displayed in “Shooters” restaurant in Pigeon.

Mark W Rummel @Julie, yes there is. It’s a dandy. And to bring that full circle — before it was “Shooters,” that was the newspaper office for “The Progress-Advance” which wife Sally and I ran from 1978 until it was merged with Sebewaing’s “Blade-Crescent” into “The Newsweekly” in 1992 and later. (I know that building very well… ) Newspapers DID have funny names, didn’t they?

Brian K. Schwartz I wonder if my Grandfather, Frank, drove that truck a time or two when he used to work there.

Mark W Rummel Brian, I’m sure he did. I remember your Grandpa very well. Everybody at the Brewery pitched in and did whatever needed to be done.

Thank you to Mark W. Rummel for this post and all of those who took the time to comment in Facebook.

The Ellen Taschner Report Referenced on Facebook

EllenTaschnerReportImageScott M. Thede posted this information on March 24, 2014 in the Facebook Group “You know you are from Sebewaing, MI when …”.  He said “Relative to the Sebewaing Brewery, I stumbled on a gem of a document that I call “The “Ellen Taschner Report” written by the late Ellen Taschner of Owendale, MI. It was found in the Sebewaing Township Library. Has great information.”

Here are the comments from the post:

Bob Fournier Good research

Ken Engelhardt Scott, very interesting you found this. I vaugely remember my aunt Ellen working on this. Frank and Charles Taschner were my mothers half brothers.

Scott M. Thede Thank you Bob and Ken. Good information to know. I always liked Frank and would see him when my parents sent me to his workshop for something.
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Thank you to all who took the time to comment in Facebook.