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Re: Beer and Ale
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0062.  Tuesday, 25 January 1994.
 
From:           Jean Peterson <
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Date:           Monday, 24 Jan 1994 14:06:32 -0500
Subject: 5.0053  Re: Ale and Beer (Especially Falstaff's)
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0053  Re: Ale and Beer (Especially Falstaff's)
 
>Wasn't there another cheap beer called JAX?  (which sounds sort of
>Shakespearean)
>
>Peter D. Junger
 
JAX beer is a local brew that originates in New Orleans; the JAX Brewery and
its glorious red neon is a scenic highlight of Jackson Square (from whence,
incidentally, "the ball drops" at midnight on New Year's Eve).  I would guess
that the name comes more from the Andrew Jackson-connection than the
Shakespearean, but who knows?
 
Jean Peterson
Bucknell University
 

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