Skip to comments.Inventor of light beer is dead
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.
Bummer. Guess I will go have a beer in his honor.
There's a tear in my beer...
I propose a toast in his honor...
Rest in Peace, St. Owades.
In heaven there is no beer, that's why we drink it here....
Coffin less filling?
A true national hero if there ever was one. Sam Adams is a good beer.
Less filling....tastes great!!!
Rest in peace, Mr. Owades. There's a cold one waiting for you at that Big Brewery in the Sky.
Inventing light beer... that's the Sixth Circle of Hell, right?
Beer for Chicks
I withdraw my objection.
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.
God rest his soul. He knew not what he did.
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.
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.
Any 86 year old beer guy (even lite beer)gets a salute form me.
Beer for Chicks"
And any guy who went to college will forever be grateful...
at closin' time.....I seen it!
Course even then I batted like a .180 . Dude....Fat chicks can hold their beer !
Some of my frinds drink light beer. They wanted to go see Brokeback Mountain last weekend. Had to refuse.
I wound up with a truckload of Sam Adams once - you would not believe how hard it was to get rid of it all.
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
Real men don't drink light beer...
Why, if tis dancing you would be,
Theres 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 Gods ways to man.
Ale, man, ales the stuff to drink
For fellows whom it hurts to think:
Look into the pewter pot
To see the world as the worlds 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 Ive 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:"
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.
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.
He was such a giant in his field, it will take six men to hold his bier...
No, for girlie men.
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.
Well, whaddya know? I must be in the front row.
Let's make out
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.
Brew ping news.
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.
Man, that's heavy news.
> 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
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.
Yepers!!!! BTW, would you fire your two current US Senators as soon as possible Mama?
Let's be honest, you would have spilled it anyway when you fell over ;-)
One more thought.....
Light beer is to men as Oil of Olay is to women
self delusional hoax