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By JOHN WOESTENDIEK and JOHN WOESTENDIEK,SUN REPORTER | March 11, 2006
Mr. Boh is back. Not that he ever really left - not when his image was pulled from beer cans in the 1960s, not when the company he was mascot for closed its Baltimore brewery in 1980, not even when beer marketing went the way of gusto-grabbing hunks and scantily clad babes. Long before Mr. Whipple pushed toilet paper and geckos took to hawking car insurance, there was Mr. Boh - the round-headed, mustachioed, one-eyed mascot of National Bohemian beer, aka Natty Boh. And today - even though he is nearing 80, and Baltimore's hometown beer hasn't been brewed in Baltimore for 26 years - Mr. Boh is enjoying a resurgence.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
Harold "Boh" McCaskill, a retired automobile assembly line worker and sports fan, died Sunday of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 63. Mr. McCaskill was born in Baltimore and raised on Edmondson Avenue. After graduating in 1968 from the old Carrollton Vocational School in West Baltimore, he began his 32-year career as an automobile assembly line worker at the old General Motors plant on Broening Highway. He retired in 2000. After retiring, he drove part time for seven years for Friends Medical Lab until his health began to decline.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | November 1, 2003
F. Donald Fenhagen Jr., former director of public relations for the National Brewing Co. who was part of a team that created Mr. Boh and a founder of the Center Club, died of Parkinson's disease Wednesday at Roland Park Place, where he had lived since 1996. He was 85. Mr. Fenhagen was born in Philadelphia, the son of a civil engineer, and moved to Baltimore's Roland Park. In 1929, he moved with his family to Puerto Rico when his father took a position with the United Puerto Rico Sugar Co. In the early 1930s, he returned to Baltimore and graduated in 1936 from the Gilman School.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella and Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
Did the Utz Girl say "yes" to Mr. Boh? Yes, in case you missed the TV ad, and now the couple shown on a billboard just west of Penn Station will be moving to a new home together. Timonium-based Smyth Jewelers erected the billboard off I-83 North capturing that magic moment when Mr. Boh, on one knee, proposed to the hair-ribboned Miss Utz with a ring from Smyth, "Where Baltimore gets engaged. "  The billboard has been hanging in the same spot since 2007, clearly visible to drivers heading north on the Jones Falls Expressway.
NEWS
November 10, 1996
ASK ABOUT Pikesville rye these days and chances are Marylanders will more readily identify it as a country music band than as a whiskey that once was distilled in Baltimore and enjoyed throughout the region. Will the same thing happen to National Bohemian beer, a favorite Baltimore brew for 111 years (except during Prohibition) after Stroh's closes its Halethorpe brewery and transfers the production of the brand to Pennsylvania?These are unsettling days for the nation's industrial brewers.
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By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,SUN STAFF | October 19, 1996
Mr. Boh leaving the Land of Pleasant Living after 111 years?Unthinkable and insulting. The notion that National Bohemian beer will no longer be brewed along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay is such an affront to Baltimore's civic integrity that Patrick "Scunny" McCusker is convinced only one man could be behind such a plot."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN ARCHITECTURE CRITIC | October 24, 2004
Baltimore has the Domino Sugars sign, the blue wave at the National Aquarium, the ornithologically correct bird atop the weather vane at Oriole Park. Starting this fall, it also has Mr. Boh. A giant sign bearing the one-eyed beer logo -introduced in the 1930s - was unveiled this week as the newest "eye-con" on Baltimore's skyline. Outlined with red neon lights and timed to "wink" periodically at the city below, the sign is a graphic marker for a 27-acre commercial development called Brewers Hill that's taking shape using the buildings of two former breweries, the National Brewing Co. and Gunther Brewery.
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By CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE | October 15, 2005
Mr. Boh is back. What's that? You don't know Boh? You must not be from around here. Mr. Boh, no first name, is the grinning, winking mascot of National Bohemian beer, or Natty Boh. The beer - which was, as its advertising jingle once boasted, "brewed on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay" for more than a century - hasn't been made in Maryland since 1996. (It's now owned by Pabst Brewing Co. of San Antonio.) But Mr. Boh persists, adorning everything from T-shirts to luxury condos in Baltimore, where he was born just after the repeal of prohibition.
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By GILBERT SANDLER | August 6, 1991
THE WORD IS out that the fine old Baltimore/Maryland brand of beer known affectionately as "National Boh" may be going off the market -- a victim of the times. If that unhappy circumstance were to come about, it would bring to an end the love affair Baltimore has with "Mr. Boh" dating back more than three quarters of a century. No city could have loved its own beer more.National Bohemian traces its origins back through a tangled history to the old Baltimore brewery known as Gottleib-Baurenschmidt-Straus ("GBS")
SPORTS
January 29, 1996
GolfUSGA: Elected Judy Bell president for 1996 season.HockeyCanadiens: Recalled G Patrick Labrecque from AHL Fredericton.Stars: Traded C Benoit Hogue, LW Randy Wood and a sixth-round selection in 1996 or 1997 entry draft to the Maple Leafs for C Dave Gagner.Rochester (AHL): Returned D Aaron Boh to ECHL Columbus.
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2014
Oh Maryland, how we love thee.  The Ravens, the Orioles, mountains of crabs. ADG ad agency has created a video Valentine to the Free State.  Shot in slow motion, the video features a cascade of Berger Cookies and a veritable river of Old Bay.  And, in honor of the agency's Columbia headquarters, there's a nod to some distinctly Howard County pleasures, such as the county library system.  We love their take on Maryland's rapidly...
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2013
Special edition National Bohemian cans have commemorated the Ravens and the Orioles, but never, in anyone's memory, has a Natty Boh can honored an individual. That was before Scunny. On Wednesday, National Bohemian, now owned by the Pabst Brewing Co., will issue a limited edition commemorative can honoring Patrick “Scunny” McCusker, whose death last August elicited a widespread outpouring of admiration for his philanthropic efforts and ebullient personality. A fan of all things Baltimore, McCusker's funeral procession was led by a truck emblazoned with the Mr. Boh logo.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick | October 5, 2012
Starting Friday, Stuggy's delivers. Operating under the name Willow Presents Stuggy's Delivers, the Fells Point hot dog shop will deliver to addresses in Fells Point and Harbor East, from 6 p.m. until 3 a.m. The service will not only deliver Stuggy's specialty hot dogs but a selection of house-smoked wings, chorizo burgers and pizza, too. There's a $20 order minimum and a flat $5 delivery fee.   It gets better. Stuggy's can also bring you a bottle of Bulleit rye or Kettle One vodka, or a bottle of Malbec or a six-pack of National Bohemian beer.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2012
Whenever you drink a National Premium or Natty Boh, think of Jerome "Jerry" DiPaolo, the colorful National Brewing Co. salesman and executive who helped make it one of the most recognizable and respected beers for more than 40 years in Baltimore and Maryland. It's sad that DiPaolo, who recently died at 95, never got a chance to enjoy the new National Premium. Once his former employer's flagship product, it is now back in bars, but not on tap, and on liquor store shelves. The beer, which last crossed the bar and coursed down the throats of its many fans more than 15 years ago, was recently revived by Tim Miller, an Eastern Shore businessman.
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Erik Maza and Baltimore Sun reporter | August 27, 2012
From the Midnight Sun blog: On Thursday afternoon the cramped Canton bar Nacho Mama’s was log-jammed. Inside the bar, which is decorated like a shrine to National Bohemian, there were more people than Mr. Boh logos on the walls. The waitresses had a hard time delivering their regular orders. It wasn’t a flash-mob. The crowd, evenly split between young and rickety old-timers, was there to toast the tapping of one the first keg of Natty Boh in 15 years. Last week, Boh owner Pabst Brewing Company announced it would start selling the beer on draft, which since 1996 had only been available in in bottles or in its iconic gold-on-white cans.
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By Sam Sessa and Baltimore Sun reporter | June 14, 2012
I'm too young to remember how National Premium used to taste, but my former Sun colleague Rob Kasper once told me it was pretty tasty. As the name implies, it was like Natty Boh, but better. Movie stars used to drink it, he said. Last fall, when I heard a real estate agent from Easton bought the trademark to the beloved but defunct brand and planned to resurrect it, I was curious but also cautious. How good could it really be? National Premium hit shelves a couple weeks ago, according to an employee at Wells Liquors , where I picked up a six-pack last night.
NEWS
December 31, 1994
G. HEILEMAN Brewing Co., which employs 500 people at its Halethorpe plant, intends to rejuvenate National Bohemian beer. Once, National Boh and National Premium accounted for six of every 10 glasses of beer in this region. Now, it's six of every 100.Following Prohibition, locally made beers with names such as Gunther, Arrow and Free State were king. But the national brewers, aided by television, eventually swamped the local product. Although local brews remain popular in some locales -- Pittsburgh's "Iron City" comes to mind -- home-grown beers in this region went the way of streetside butcher shops and bayside beach resorts.
NEWS
November 1, 1996
The story behind that Natty Boh beer sloganWith the capping of the last bottle or can of National Boh brewed in Baltimore, Mike Olesker, staring sadly at the bottom of his empty glass of beer, has told the origins of the National Boh experience (Oct. 27), best recalled in the slogan, "Land of Pleasant Living."With all due respect -- to him and to Bill Evans and Don Schnably who did their best to provide their version of the history -- let me paraphrase the late Fibber McGee, ''That's a good story, but it ain't the way I heard it.''The way I heard it, from Jerry Hoffberger himself (who paid for the whole thing and presumably ought to know)
NEWS
May 22, 2012
There has been a lot of talk about beer in The Sun recently - news of bar openings, microbreweries setting up shop, even an article about how the owner of National Bohemian helped bring the Orioles to town ("Beer, baseball and Baltimore," May 16). But what about National Bohemian, that iconic hometown beer whose mascot dots our city's skyline and which sells for less than $3 a bottle, or on draft now, throughout this city? This locally-loved beer hasn't been brewed locally in years, and yet we continue to celebrate it as if it were still produced on Brewers Hill.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | December 28, 2011
We've already looked back at the top 10 concerts of the year . And, later this week, we'll bring you the best singles and albums of the year. For now, here's a look back at the 25 most reads posts on Midnight Sun in 2011. They include breaking news, exclusives, shameless Google bait - see Nancy Pelosi, Victoria's Secret posts - and concert reviews. And, they cover a variety of topics, from sports and the business of nightlife to developments in the world of beer and up-to-date news on music.
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