Charles E. Hires

Pharmacist and Root Beer Brewer Charles E. Hires Full Name: Charles E. Hires [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.

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

Died: July 31, 1937 (aged 85)

Historical Events in the Life of Charles E. Hires

  • 1866-05-16 Charles E. Hires invents "Hires Root Beer"
  • 1869-06-09 Charles E. Hires sells his 1st root beer, in Philadelphia

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