Electric Football Game in the Smithsonian?

Electric Football game used to induce “continual hopping” to brew beer.
One of the many (many, many) awesome things about the “craft beer revolution” is that it has happened (and is still happening) during our lifetime—meaning it’s history we can directly relate to. Looking at artifacts from other parts of beer history can be stuffy: Sure, an ancient brewing recipe engraved in a tablet is amazing, but it’s less likely you can understand the symbols it’s written in, let alone the life of the person who engraved it. But with the Smithsonian’s growing American Brewing History Initiative collection, these modern craft brewing artifacts will instantly resonate: like the electric football game Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione used to develop their famed 90 Minute IPA.

Found this article on “yahoo life” from September 2019. Apparently the vibration from an electric football gameboard was the perfect tool to create the “continual hopping” process needed in the brewing process of craft beer. 

Click here  to read the entire article.  

Author: nefgm6

Founder and Curator - The National ELECTRIC FOOTBALL Game Museum

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