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Inventor of light beer is dead
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Posted on 12/20/2005 4:12:22 PM PST by lunarbicep

AP) SONOMA, Calif. The man who's given credit for inventing light beer has died.

SONOMA, Calif. The man who's given credit for inventing light beer has died.

Joseph Owades (oh-WAY'-deez) was 86 years old. His brother says he died Friday of heart failure at his home in Sonoma, California.

He worked for several beer companies, and ran a consulting firm that helped both Miller and Budweiser develop products.

In addition to light beer, he's credited with creating the formulas for some well-known brands, including Samuel Adams and Tuborg.


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1 posted on 12/20/2005 4:12:23 PM PST by lunarbicep
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To: lunarbicep

Bummer. Guess I will go have a beer in his honor.


2 posted on 12/20/2005 4:12:59 PM PST by MNJohnnie (We do not create terrorism by fighting the terrorists. We invite terrorism by ignoring them.--GWBush)
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To: lunarbicep

There's a tear in my beer...


3 posted on 12/20/2005 4:13:27 PM PST by WV Mountain Mama (Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel.)
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To: lunarbicep

I propose a toast in his honor...


4 posted on 12/20/2005 4:13:39 PM PST by curtisgardner
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To: lunarbicep

Rest in Peace, St. Owades.


5 posted on 12/20/2005 4:13:53 PM PST by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: lunarbicep

6 posted on 12/20/2005 4:14:41 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: lunarbicep

In heaven there is no beer, that's why we drink it here....


7 posted on 12/20/2005 4:15:06 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: lunarbicep

Coffin less filling?


8 posted on 12/20/2005 4:15:14 PM PST by dakine
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To: lunarbicep
he's credited with creating the formulas for some well-known brands, including Samuel Adams

A true national hero if there ever was one. Sam Adams is a good beer.

9 posted on 12/20/2005 4:15:27 PM PST by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: lunarbicep; cyborg
Beer is proof that
God loves us very much
and wants us to be happy.

--Benjamin Franklin


10 posted on 12/20/2005 4:16:07 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: lunarbicep
The guy was brilliant. What a marketing gimmick it was, and remains to this day.

Less filling....tastes great!!!

11 posted on 12/20/2005 4:16:10 PM PST by lawnguy (Give me some of your tots!!!)
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To: lunarbicep
If he's the man behind Samuel Adams, then he had a big hand in the "microbrewery revolution," which more than compensates for his inflicting light "beer" on the world.

Rest in peace, Mr. Owades. There's a cold one waiting for you at that Big Brewery in the Sky.

12 posted on 12/20/2005 4:17:00 PM PST by TFFKAMM
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To: lunarbicep

Inventing light beer... that's the Sixth Circle of Hell, right?


13 posted on 12/20/2005 4:17:15 PM PST by thoughtomator (Congrats Iraq!)
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To: thoughtomator

Lite Beer....

Beer for Chicks


14 posted on 12/20/2005 4:18:17 PM PST by misterrob
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To: lunarbicep
I would have thought that the first guy who dreamed up the concept of watering down beer dies centuries ago
15 posted on 12/20/2005 4:20:23 PM PST by bert (K.E. ; N.P . Slay Pinch)
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To: misterrob

I withdraw my objection.


16 posted on 12/20/2005 4:20:32 PM PST by thoughtomator (Congrats Iraq!)
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To: TFFKAMM
It's reached the point where I can't stand the typical domestic brew, Bud, Miller, Coors.


17 posted on 12/20/2005 4:20:37 PM PST by MarkeyD (Cowards cut and run. Marines finish the job. I really, really loathe liberals.)
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To: lunarbicep

OK, it's sad that the guy died, but light beer tastes like crap! Why drink beer? For the taste or the buzz? Good marketing, bad beer. In honor, I will pour out into the ground some of my forty ouncer, full calorie, malt liquor in honor of him.


18 posted on 12/20/2005 4:20:50 PM PST by frankjr
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To: lunarbicep

God rest his soul. He knew not what he did.


19 posted on 12/20/2005 4:21:07 PM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: SittinYonder

I do like me a Sam Adams from time to time. You'd never think anyone else had a hand in it, based on Jim Koch's advertisements.


20 posted on 12/20/2005 4:21:27 PM PST by andyk (Fear my strategery of misunderestimation.)
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To: frankjr

I forgot to provide the recipe for light beer in my last post. Here it is:

1 part regular tasty beer
1 part goat piss

Stir, then consume.


21 posted on 12/20/2005 4:22:33 PM PST by frankjr
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To: lunarbicep
He's dead...
He's resting!
He's dead...
He's resting!

Any 86 year old beer guy (even lite beer)gets a salute form me.

22 posted on 12/20/2005 4:22:47 PM PST by steveo (No Anchovies? You've got the wrong man, I spell my name steveo...)
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To: misterrob

"Lite Beer....

Beer for Chicks"



And any guy who went to college will forever be grateful...


23 posted on 12/20/2005 4:23:28 PM PST by WV Mountain Mama (Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel.)
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To: lunarbicep
The man made me look good....many a girl gave me a second look

at closin' time.....I seen it!

Course even then I batted like a .180 . Dude....Fat chicks can hold their beer !

24 posted on 12/20/2005 4:26:05 PM PST by DainBramage
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To: lunarbicep
A prodigious achievement, even though I hated any lite beer when I drank.
25 posted on 12/20/2005 4:27:53 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: lunarbicep

Some of my frinds drink light beer. They wanted to go see Brokeback Mountain last weekend. Had to refuse.


26 posted on 12/20/2005 4:30:53 PM PST by Iwentsouth
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To: DainBramage
LOLOL.

I wound up with a truckload of Sam Adams once - you would not believe how hard it was to get rid of it all.

27 posted on 12/20/2005 4:33:33 PM PST by patton ("Hard Drive Cemetary" - forthcoming best seller)
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To: lunarbicep

The Rolling English Road

Before the Roman came to Rye or out to Severn strode,
The rolling English drunkard made the rolling English road.
A reeling road, a rolling road, that rambles round the shire,
And after him the parson ran, the sexton and the squire;
A merry road, a mazy road, and such as we did tread
The night we went to Birmingham by way of Beachy Head.

I knew no harm of Bonaparte and plenty of the Squire,
And for to fight the Frenchman I did not much desire;
But I did bash their baggonets because they came arrayed
To straighten out the crooked road an English drunkard made,
Where you and I went down the lane with ale-mugs in our hands,
The night we went to Glastonbury by way of Goodwin Sands.

His sins they were forgiven him; or why do flowers run
Behind him; and the hedges all strengthening in the sun?
The wild thing went from left to right and knew not which was which,
But the wild rose was above him when they found him in the ditch.
God pardon us, nor harden us; we did not see so clear
The night we went to Bannockburn by way of Brighton Pier.

My friends, we will not go again or ape an ancient rage,
Or stretch the folly of our youth to be the shame of age,
But walk with clearer eyes and ears this path that wandereth,
And see undrugged in evening light the decent inn of death;
For there is good news yet to hear and fine things to be seen,
Before we go to Paradise by way of Kensal Green.

-- G.K. Chesterton


28 posted on 12/20/2005 4:34:51 PM PST by Eepsy
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To: lunarbicep

Real men don't drink light beer...

;^)


29 posted on 12/20/2005 4:36:12 PM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?")
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To: patton
this size truck:


30 posted on 12/20/2005 4:37:42 PM PST by patton ("Hard Drive Cemetary" - forthcoming best seller)
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To: Eepsy

Why, if ’tis dancing you would be,
There’s brisker pipes than poetry.
Say, for what were hop-yards meant,
Or why was Burton built on Trent?
Oh many a peer of England brews
Livelier liquor than the Muse,
And malt does more than Milton can
To justify God’s ways to man.
Ale, man, ale’s the stuff to drink
For fellows whom it hurts to think:
Look into the pewter pot
To see the world as the world’s not.
And faith, ’tis pleasant till ’tis past:
The mischief is that ’twill not last.
Oh I have been to Ludlow fair
And left my necktie God knows where,
And carried half way home, or near,
Pints and quarts of Ludlow beer:
Then the world seemed none so bad,
And I myself a sterling lad;
And down in lovely muck I’ve lain,
Happy till I woke again.
Then I saw the morning sky:
Heigho, the tale was all a lie;
The world, it was the old world yet,
I was I, my things were wet,
And nothing now remained to do
But begin the game anew.


A. E. Houseman
Epilog to "A Shropshire Lad:"


31 posted on 12/20/2005 4:39:38 PM PST by No Truce With Kings (The opinions expressed are mine! Mine! MINE! All Mine!)
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To: bert
I would have thought that the first guy who dreamed up the concept of watering down beer dies centuries ago

Yeah, died in Germany, long ago, from getting the crap kicked out of him for violating their 1516 Beer Purity Law. First, and probably last, guy to put water in beer over there.

32 posted on 12/20/2005 4:40:12 PM PST by Freedom_no_exceptions (No actual, intended, or imminent victim = no crime. No exceptions.)
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To: JimRed
Is there anything more pointless than drinking two (or more) lite beers?
33 posted on 12/20/2005 4:43:12 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA (")
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To: frankjr
Why drink beer? For the taste or the buzz?

Both. Either way, the regular full-calorie is the way to go. Want to burn calories after 10-12+ beers? Walk or jog home - takes longer after getting lost a few times.

34 posted on 12/20/2005 4:43:43 PM PST by Freedom_no_exceptions (No actual, intended, or imminent victim = no crime. No exceptions.)
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To: lunarbicep

He was such a giant in his field, it will take six men to hold his bier...


35 posted on 12/20/2005 4:43:52 PM PST by mikrofon (RIP, Mr. Owades)
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To: misterrob

No, for girlie men.


36 posted on 12/20/2005 4:46:00 PM PST by hubbubhubbub
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To: lunarbicep

Overdose?


37 posted on 12/20/2005 4:47:30 PM PST by Libloather (God bless America - and the blue states, too...)
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To: lunarbicep

Dr. Joseph Owades

Dr. Joseph Owades is a biochemist who has worked for Fleischmann's Yeast in the Bronx, Rheingold Breweries in Brooklyn, Carling Brewing Co. In Boston and Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis. For the past 30 years he has been the premier brewing consultant to breweries large and small, here and abroad. He has published 50 papers on beer and fermentation. Dr. Owades teaches the only graduate course in brewing, and his students have come from all of the major breweries in the world.

This renowned brewmaster is credited with developing the first low calorie or "light" beer in 1967. He trumped this first light beer milestone when he developed Edison. Dr. Owades and New Century Brewing Co. hold a patent on Edison's unique brewing process.

Dr. Owades received a BS from City College of New York, and an MS and PhD from Polytechnic Institute of New York. He was honored with the Award of Merit of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas in 1994, and is a member of the Institute of Brewing (London) and of the leading brewing organizations in the United States.

38 posted on 12/20/2005 4:48:50 PM PST by lunarbicep (There is something about a closet that makes a skeleton terribly restless.)
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To: lunarbicep
Never liked light beer, but there were some great commercials:

Well, whaddya know? I must be in the front row.
Eeeet's good!
Let's make out

39 posted on 12/20/2005 4:49:21 PM PST by Richard Kimball (Tenure is the enemy of excellence.)
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To: lunarbicep
what's the country song? "beer made milwaukee great but it's made a loser out of me".

:)

40 posted on 12/20/2005 4:50:24 PM PST by smonk
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To: JimRed

Easy to make. Take regular beer and dilute with water in a 1 to 1 ratio. The trick is to sell the adulturated and watered down product as something that anyone actually wants to drink. Lite beer is brewed, er, manufactured, by accountants.


41 posted on 12/20/2005 4:51:19 PM PST by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: knews_hound

Brew ping news.


42 posted on 12/20/2005 4:52:05 PM PST by quantim (Detroit is the New Orleans of the north, settled by France and maintained by liberals.)
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To: lunarbicep

For you young guys, "light beer" was first marketed as "low-calorie beer", and it was a total flop. The name was changed to "light beer" and the rest is history.


43 posted on 12/20/2005 4:53:04 PM PST by JoeGar
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To: Richard Kimball
Tastes great!

Less filling!
44 posted on 12/20/2005 4:53:56 PM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Man, that's heavy news.


45 posted on 12/20/2005 4:54:49 PM PST by skateman
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To: lunarbicep

> The man who's given credit for inventing light beer has died.

I thought he'd been executed for that crime.

> In addition to light beer, he's credited with creating the
> formulas for some well-known brands, including Samuel Adams

Ah, must have received clemency for an extenuating
circumstance.

Or perhaps the whole thing was a big joke on the majors.
Telling them they needed to sell water, and then teaching
the public what beer really needs to taste like.


46 posted on 12/20/2005 4:56:17 PM PST by Boundless
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To: July 4th

47 posted on 12/20/2005 4:57:31 PM PST by Richard Kimball (Tenure is the enemy of excellence.)
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To: WV Mountain Mama
And any guy who went to college will forever be grateful...

Yepers!!!! BTW, would you fire your two current US Senators as soon as possible Mama?

48 posted on 12/20/2005 4:58:02 PM PST by MNJohnnie (We do not create terrorism by fighting the terrorists. We invite terrorism by ignoring them.--GWBush)
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To: frankjr
"In honor, I will pour out into the ground some of my forty ouncer, full calorie, malt liquor in honor of him."

Let's be honest, you would have spilled it anyway when you fell over ;-)

49 posted on 12/20/2005 4:58:33 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: Freedom_no_exceptions

One more thought.....

Light beer is to men as Oil of Olay is to women

self delusional hoax


50 posted on 12/20/2005 4:58:39 PM PST by bert (K.E. ; N.P . Slay Pinch)
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