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Charles E. Hires

Pharmacist and Root Beer Brewer Charles E. Hires

Full Name: Charles Elmer Hires
Profession: Pharmacist and Root Beer Brewer

United States of America

Biography: The first person to brew root beer commercially, Hires created the eponymous Hires Root Beer beverage.

Born: August 19, 1851
Birthplace: Roadstown, New Jersey, USA
Star Sign: Leo

Died: July 31, 1937 (aged 85)

Historical Events

  • 1876-05-16 Pharmacist Charles E. Hires presents "Hires Root Beer" at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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