Edward and John Burke were the grandsons of the first Arthur Guinness and they had been granted the exclusive distribution rights for the Guinness trade mark in America. From the later years of the 19th Century, they were the sole export bottlers for the United States. Prohibition almost put them out of business in the 1920s, but on repeal in 1933, E & J Burke opened a brewery in Long Island, New York, which brewed Ale, Lager and Stout. This cask label is an example of their standard design. Burke Brewery, Inc was not a total success and were bought out by Arthur Guinness in 1943. Even a company with the reputation and resources of Guinness could not make it a success and the brewery closed in 1953.