International Society of Label Collectors & British Brewery Research

Labels from the Prohibition era

These are not well represented in my collection. However, there is a bit of history there, which I will discuss in the blog. Although national prohibition only began in 1920, many states had ‘gone dry’ well before that. Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi were dry by 1909 and by 1917 twenty-five states had enacted prohibition. The 18th Amendment to the US constitution outlawed the import, manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquor, from January 16th 1920. Alcohol was limited to one half of one percent in all cereal beverages. However,  home brewing was not illegal and neither was consumption.

Anheuser-Busch Inc, St Louis, MO

Atlanta Ice & Bottling Co, Atlanta GA

California Bottling Association, San Francisco, CA

Cold Spring Brewing Co, Cold Spring MN

Columbia Brewing Co, Tacoma, WA

Continental Brewing Co, Philadelphia PA

Elk County Brewing Co, St Marys, PA

Globe Brewing Co, San Francisco, CA for Golden Lion Distributing

M K Goetz Brewing Co, St Joseph & Kansas City MO

Gutsch Products Co, Sheboygan, WI

Hochgreve Brewing Co, Green Bay WI

Hygeia Brewing Co, Passaic NJ

Inland Products Co, Spokane WA

Jackson Brewing Co, New Orleans, LA

Jacob Ruppert, New York, NY

Los Angeles Brewing Co, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Brewing Co, dba Eastside Beverage Co

Milwaukee Brewery of SF, San Francisco, CA

Phoenix Cereal Beverage Co, Inc, New York, NY

San Francisco Brewing Co, San Francisco, CA

F & M Schaefer Brewing Co, New York, NY

C Schmidt & Sons Brewing Co, Philadelphia, PA

D G Yuengling & Son, Pottsville, PA Southlands

Regenfuss Brewing Co, Kaukauna WI