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2020 Knickerbocker Beer 36ft Wood Sided Reefer

The 6th in a series of beer cars from the NJ Hi-Railers is our 2020 Knickerbocker Beer 36ft Wood Sided Reefers

They are now available for order.

The two car numbers are 01041956 and 12182013.

The car numbers commemorate the birth and passing dates of our beloved club member, Ed Zarelli.  

The cars are expected to be delivered by MTH in November 2020.

MTH SKUs are 20-94450 & 20-94451.

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Trainstock 12 Hats Now Available

Trainstock 12 Hats

Our Annual Trainstock Hat is now available.
This year is Trainstock 12. A dozen years of Fun, Friendship and Trains!

2020 NJ Hi-Railers Calendar

2020 NJ Hi-Railers Calendar

We are pleased to announce the 2020 NJ Hi-Railers Calendar is now available for Immediate Shipment.

A large number were sold at the OGR 50th Anniversary Party so it looks like it's going to be another hit!!  Get yours before they're all gone.

This year a portion of the proceeds will once again be donated to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.


Rheingold/Gablinger's Info

Gablinger’s Beer (owned by Rheingold) developed the first light beer.  They marketed it as “Diet Beer” which spelled its doom. 

The formula was originally developed by a biochemist named Joseph Owades, who worked for New York’s Rheingold Brewery in 1967. After the failure of Gablinger’s, Owades asked his boss at Rheingold if he could share the beer recipe with a friend at Chicago-based Meister Brau brewery. Meister Brau relaunched the beer as Meister Brau Lite, targeting diet-conscious consumers. After Meister Brau went bankrupt in 1972, Miller swooped in for the sale of three of Meister Brau’s brands, including Meister Brau Lite. Miller rebranded the beer as Miller Lite.

Owades also helped develop Samuel Adams, New Amsterdam Beer, Pete's Wicked Ale and Foggy Bottom Beer.

So, the answer to the question “Did Miller invent Lite Beer” is no!

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