When Peter Straub turns on all his jets, no one in the scream factory can equal him."
-- Stephen King

Peter Straub was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 2nd in 1943. His father, a salesman, wanted Straub to become an athlete (Straub is a big, jovial, powerful-looking man) and his mother, a nurse, wanted him to become either a Lutheran minister or a physician.

Instead, Straub became one of the best-selling horror writers alive today. He has authored sixteen novels and three short fiction collections that have been translated into over twenty languages. His best-known book is The Talisman, which he co-authored with Stephen King.

Straub's work has won many accolades, including two World Fantasy Awards, two Bram Stoker Awards, and the British Fantasy Award.

Straub currently lives somewhere in New York City.

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Peter Straub is the founder of Straub Beer of St. Marys, PA. He was born on June 28, 1850 in Felldorf, Wuertenberg, Germany. The Straub family had been brewing beer there for a long time and when Peter was old enough he got a job as a cooper, making and repairing wooden barrels. He wanted to be a brewer, but there was little chance of doing that since one generally stayed in the trade of their choice. So he came to the United States in 1869.

He had relatives in the Pittsburgh area and got a job at the Eberhardt and Ober Brewing Company where a John Straub was a manager. It wasn't long before Peter tired of the city life and moved to Brookville, PA about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. While working for the Christ and Algeir Brewery there, he perfected his brewing process. After that he moves to Benzinger (St. Marys) a few miles north of Brookville where he married and had ten children. He bought the Benzinger Spring Brewery from his father-in-law and in 1872 started Straub Beer which is still in business today.


The History of Straub Beer. (http://www.straubbeer.com/history.htm)

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