Full Name: Charles Elmer Hires
Profession: Pharmacist and Root Beer Brewer
Why Famous: The first person to brew root beer commercially, Hires created the eponymous Hires Root Beer beverage.
- 1866-05-16 Charles E. Hires invents "Hires Root Beer"
- 1869-06-09 Charles E. Hires sells his 1st root beer, in Philadelphia