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Cask Labels #28

Two for today’s offering. I find these a very interesting pair. They were issued fairly soon after the end of prohibition, probably 1933-35, and the differentiation between a still and a lively porter is unusual and fascinating. I imagine plenty of brewers have produced still and lively versions by accident, but these were clearly a planned series of consistent brews, otherwise why have labels printed by the thousand, and also many US brewers were producing keg beers at this time. My guess would be that the brews were identical, but the still version would have no added COand there would have been little ‘head’, whereas the lively version would have had plenty of CO2 pressure and the Porter would be Sparkling.

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