"If I could save time in a bottle." - Jim Croce.
Meet Derrick Morris who does save time in many bottles. The times of Indiana's pre-prohibition beer barons – Cook, Muessel, Schellinger, Rettig, Reising, Raupfer. The times of the pre-WWII big breweries – Lafayette, Indianapolis, Kamm. The times of the mega-breweries and their downward slide out of state – Terre Haute, Drewrys, Sterling, Falstaff. Even the times of the Modern Era – Naptown, CircleV, Wildcat, South Bend, Duneland, Hops, Aberdeen, Oyster Bar, NineG.
Derrick has 20 years dedicated to collecting thousands of artifacts of Indiana Beer History. Not just those closed breweries, the open ones as well. We don't know the superlatives to use so just sit back and admire his all-Indiana bottles, cans, growlers, signs, banners, menus, press clippings, and more.
To everyone who ever had anything to do with the production and distribution of Indiana made beer, it has been a very exciting 20 years, watching the brewing industry grow. I have pleasant memories visiting microbreweries in the early years of development. I am thankful for the talents and generosity of the owners, brewers and the staff of all the breweries. Today the Brewery Collectibles Club of America and the Brewers Guild have exploded in popularity and function. Now is the time they can make each other shine brighter. Local collectors are bound to their favorite brewpub beers and enjoyed participating at the Winterfest early this year. Continued group participation to such type events is beneficial to everyone. This is all very exciting, I say wow, Thanks!
- Derrick Morris