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Left: Mark Jinkens and Zac Williams toast their first brew in 2017. Right: Double Edge Brewing / Gay Fad Studios Bloom! collaboration pint glass for Double Edge 5th anniversary.
Images courtesy Double Edge Brewing Company and Gay Fad Studios.
Glass Anniversary

Cheers to five years of beers from Double Edge Brewing Company! This Saturday, March 25, the brewery will mark their fifth anniversary with a unique collaboration showing Double Edge’s reverence for their Lancaster, Ohio roots.

The Hocking Glass Company was founded in Lancaster in 1905, then merged with Anchor Cap and Closure in 1937. The Anchor Hocking Company became the world’s largest manufacturer of glass tableware – known in particular for the production of Depression glass – and at its height employed more than 5,000 people in the region.

Lancaster’s rise as a glass producer brought Fran Taylor from Detroit in 1945. A few years earlier, she had started her own glassware decorating business, Gay Fad Studios. After some initial success, she made the decision to move her company to Lancaster in order to have more readily accessible blank pieces to decorate. Taylor’s Gay Fad designs are quintessential mid-century art: striking, engaging and practical. Gay Fad Studios closed in the early 1960s, but was restarted in Lancaster – with the blessing of Fran Taylor’s family – by Jason and David Annecy in 2022.

Both Gay Fad Studios and Double Edge Brewing are part of downtown Lancaster’s ongoing revitalization and development, so they’re teaming up to showcase the past, present and future of the city by combining their strengths. This Saturday, you can pick up a limited edition, mid-century inspired beer glass that not only commemorates the brewery’s fifth anniversary, but also celebrates the community’s growth and vibrancy.

Find out more about this collaboration at facebook.com/doubleedgebeer

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