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Labels from the Post-Prohibition era

In 1933, the 18th amendment which had brought in Prohibition across all states was gradually rolled back. In April 1933, 3.2% alcohol by weight was deemed non-intoxicating and could therefore be brewed and sold. Within 24 hours of legalisation it is estimated that 1.5 million barrels of beer were sold. All references in the constitution were repealed in December 1933, however many individual counties and states remained ‘dry’. The last state to repeal prohibition was Mississippi in 1966. The number of breweries in the United States went from over 3000 in the nineteenth century to 1500 in 1915 as more states enacted prohibition. In 1933 there were 34 and by the end of 1934 756 breweries were in operation. Initially all operating brewers were required to include their permit number, the u permit, and the words ‘Tax Paid at the rate prescribed by Internal Revenue law’ later shortened to ‘Internal Revenue Tax Paid’. This requirement was removed in 1950 which provided a dating milestone for collectors. Many only collect labels from before this date.

Things to look out for:

The German influence was still strong in the brewing industry.

There was still some benefit in advertising a British connection.

The number of goats which accompanied Bock beers.

The requirement to include the bottle or cask  contents is clear. However what do you make of the contents of the Maier label?

Labels for export beers were withdrawn from the requirement to pay the Internal Revenue Tax. The label had to state this. Acme for example.

The number of native Americans used to advertise beers.

The Mexican influence in California.

The dire warning on the Hawaii label.

The beer named after a lump of coal.

The brewery named after a breed of dog.

 

 

Fairbanks AK - Pioneer Brewing Co.

Ketchikan AK - Pilsener Brewing Co of Alaska.

Clinton IA - Pointer Brewery Co.

Alton - Bluff City Brewery Inc.

Phoenix AZ - Arizona Brewing Co.

Aurora - Aurora Brewing Co.

Bridgeport CT - The Barnum Brewing Co.

Allentown - Daeufer Lieberman Brewing Co.

Bridgeport CT - The Burroughs Brewing Co.

Bridgeport CT - The Bridgeport Brewing Co.

Ashland - Ashland Brewery

Chicago - Atlas Brewing Co.

Altoona - City Ice & Beverage Co.

Derby CT - Old England Brewing Co.

Sioux City IA - Sioux City Brewing Co.

Fresno CA - Yosemite Brewing Co.

Hartford CT - Dover Brewing Co.

Hartford CT - New England Brewing Co.

Meriden CT - Connecticut Valley Brewing Corp.

Los Angeles CA - Acme Brewing Co.

Los Angeles CA - Ambassador Brewing Co.

New Britain CT - Cremo Brewing Co Inc,

Los Angeles CA - Hollywood Brewing Co.

New Haven CT - The Elm City Brewing Co.

Brooklyn - Empire City Brewing Co.

New Haven CT - Hull Brewing Co.

New Haven CT - Rex Brewing Co.

New Haven CT - Staehly Brewing Co.

New Haven CT - Weibel Brewing Co.

New Haven CT - Weibel Brewing Co.

Arcadia - Arcadia Brewing Co.

Brooklyn - Goldenrod Brewery Inc.

Waterbury CT - Largay Brewing Co.

Ashland - Ashland Brewing Co.

Waterbury CT - Largay Brewing Co.

Cincinnati - Bruckman Co.

Chicago - Pilsen Brewing Co.

Waterbury CT - Waterbury Brewing Co.

Cincinnati - Cincinnati Brewing Co.

Rosemead CA - Olde Tyme Brewing Co.

West Haven CT - The Wehle Co.

Beaver Dam - Louis Ziegler Brewing Co.

Buffalo - Mohawk Products Co. Inc.

Cincinnati - The Foss Schneider Co, Inc.

Cincinnati - The Foss Schneider Co, Inc.

Berlin Brewing Co, Berlin WI

Cincinnati - Hudepohl Brewing Co.

Evansville IN - Wm J Wittekindt Brewing Co, Inc.

Blumer - Blumer Products Co.

Cincinnati - Old Munich Brewing Co.

New Albany IN - Southern Indiana Ice & Beverage Co.

Los Angeles CA - Maier Brewing Co.

Los Angeles CA - Maier Brewing Co.

Michigan City IN - Zorn Brewing Co.

Boscobel - Boscobel Brewing Co.

Boyertown - Boyertown Brewing Co.

Brackenridge - Brackenridge Brewing Co.

Braddock - General Braddock Brewing Corp.

Bradford - Bradford Beer Corp.

Bradford - Bradford Beer Corp.

Sacramento CA - Capital Brewing Co.

Cincinnati - Red Top Brewing Co.

Carbondale - Fell Brewing Co.

Chester - Chester Brewery

Cincinnati - Twenty Grand Products Co.

Columbia - Columbia Brewery

Connellsville - Yough Brewing Co.

Denmark - Denmark Brewing Co.

Washington DC - Abner Drury Brewery Inc.

San Diego CA - San Diego Brewing Co.

Washington DC - Chr Heurich Brewing Co.

San Francisco CA - Albion Brewing Co.

East Mauch Chunk - Mauch Chunk Brewing Co.

East Mauch Chunk - Mauch Chunk Brewing Co.

Easton - Bushkill Products Co.

Easton - H J Osterstock, Seitz Brewery

Edwardsville - Bartels Brewing Co.

Chicago Heights - MacDonald Brewery

Erie - Erie Brewing Co.

Cleveland - Brewing Corp. of America

Fountain Springs - Pure Springs Brewing Co.

Freeland - Freeland Brewing Co.

Wilmington DE - Bavarian Luxburger Brewing Co.

San Jose CA - St Claire Brewing Co.

Wilmington DE - Delmarva Brewing Co.

Greensburg - Greensburg Brewing Co.

Wilmington DE - Diamond State Brewery Inc.

Cleveland - Cleveland Home Brewing Co.

Vernon CA - Vernon Brewing Co.

Fort Atkinson - Carl Ebner Brewing Co.

Harrisburg - Geo Doehne Brewery

Harrisburg - Geo Doehne Brewery

Harrisburg - Robert H Graupner Inc.

Johnstown - Cambria Brewing Corp.

Kittanning - Elk Brewing Co.

Fecker Brewing Co, Danville IL

Battle Creek MI - Honer Brewing Co.

Cleveland - Pilsener Brewing Co.

Fox Lake Brewing Co, Fox Lake WI

Cleveland - Standard Brewing Co.

Denver CO - The Tivoli Union Co.

Pueblo CO - The Walter Brewing Co.

Trinidad CO - Ph. Schneider Brewing Co.

Lancaster - Haefner Brewing Co.

Lancaster - Penn State Brewery

Columbus - Franklin Brewing Co.

Honolulu HI - American Brewing Co.

Hornell - Hornell Brewing Co.

Honolulu HI - American Brewing Co.

Latrobe - Latrobe Brewing Co.

Lebanon - Lebanon Valley Brewing Co.

Lock Haven - Lockport Brewing Co.

Lock Haven - Lockport Brewing Co.

Huntley - Huntley Brewing Co.

Jamestown - Kuhn's Inc.

Nampa ID - Overland Beverage Co, Inc.

Middletown - Orange County Brewery

Lykens - Wentzlers Brewery

Rockford - Rock River Brewing Co.

Monongahela - Roth Brewing Co.

Mount Carmel - John P Muldowney Brewery

Mount Carbon Brewery, Pottsville PA

Mount Carmel - Mount Carmel Brewery, Inc.

Anaconda MT - Anaconda Brewing Co.

Columbus - Riverside Brewing Co.

Detroit MI - Auto City Brewing Co.

Bozeman MT - Gallatin Brewing Co.

Butte MT - Butte Brewing Co.

Detroit MI - C & K Brewing Co.

Detroit MI - Kraft Brewing Co.

Norristown - Adam Scheidt Brewing Co.

Detroit MI - The Schmidt Brewing Co.

Great Falls MT - Great Falls Brewing Co.

Oil City - Oil City Brewing Co.

Trenton - Trenton Brewing Co.

Kalispell MT - Kalispell Malting & Brewing Co.

Missoula MT - Missoula Brewing Co.

Escabana MI - Delta Brewing Co.

Pacific Brewing & Malting Co, Sacramento, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco CA

Flint MI - Flint Brewing Co.

Grand Rapids MI - Grand Rapids Brewing Co.

 

 

 

Grand Rapids MI - Michigan Brewing Co.

Hancock MI - Park Brewing Co.

Houghton MI - A Haas Brewing Co.

Jackson MI - Haehnle Brewing Co.

Midland MI - Midland Brewing Co.

Highland - Semrad Pusch Brewing Co.

Kaukauna - Electric City Brewing Co.

Kenosha- Kenosha Brewing Co.

Kenosha - Wisconsin Brewing Co.

Kewaunee - Kewaunee Brewing Co.

Columbus NE - The Columbus Brewing Co.

Crete NE - Crete Brewery

La Crosse - La Crosse Breweries Inc.

Omaha NE - Fontenelle Brewing Co

Omaha NE - Jetter Brewing Co.

Manitowoc - Bleser Brewing Co.

Pontiac MI - Wolverine Brewing Co.

Manitowoc - Bleser Brewing Co.

Manitowoc - Kingsbury Brewing Co.

Philadelphia - John F Betz & Son Inc.

Saginaw MI - Banner Brewing Co,

Milwaukee - Capitol Brewing Co.

Saginaw MI - Schemm Brewing Co.

Milwaukee - Capitol Brewing Co.

Milwaukee - Cream City Brewing Co.

Hialeah FL - Gold Top Brewing Co.

Hialeah FL - Miami Brewery

Miami FL - Flamingo Brewing Co.

Columbus - August Wagner & Sons Brewing Co.

Tampa FL - Tampa Florida Brewery Inc.

Milwaukee - Miller Brewing Co.

West Palm Beach FL - Tuna Brewing Co.

Columbus - Washington Brewing Co.

Alexandria MN - Alexandria Brewing Co.

Cold Spring MN - Cold Spring Brewing Co.

Duluth MN - Fitger Brewing Co.

Duluth MN - Duluth Brewing & Malting Co.

Duluth MN - Peoples Brewing Co.

Fergus Falls MN - Premier Brewing Co, Inc.

Fergus Falls MN - Fergus Breweries

New Orleans LA - Jackson Brewing Co. for Forst Products Co.

New Orleans LA - New Orleans Brewing Co.

Louisville KY - Falls City Brewing Co.

Mantorville MN - Otto's Brewery Inc.

Philadelphia - Class & Nachod Brewing Co.

Dayton - Dayton Brewing Corp.

Minneapolis MN - Gluek Brewing Co.

Dayton - Olt Bros Brewing Co.

Montgomery MN - Montgomery Brewing Co.

Red Wing MN - Midwest Brewing Co.

Red Wing MN - Midwest Brewing Co.

St Cloud MN - St Cloud Brewing Co.

New Bedford MA - Dawson's Brewery Inc.

St Paul MN - Theo Hamm Brewing Co.

St Paul MN - Jacob Schmidt Brewing Co.

Philadephia - Esslingers Inc.

Springfield MA - Commonwealth Brewing Co.

St Peter MN - Engesser Brewing Co.

Defiance - Christ. Diehl Brewing Co.

Oconomowoc - Binzel Brewing Co.

Oconomowoc - Binzel Brewing Co.

Oconto - Oconto Brewing Co.

Winona MN - Peter Bub Brewery

Oshkoch - Oshkosh Brewing Co.

Oshkosh - Peoples Brewing Co.

Niagara Falls - Power City Brewing Co.

East Liverpool - Crockery City Ice & Products Co.

Olean - Flower City Brewing Co.

Rochester - American Brewing Co.

Port Washington - Old Port Brewing Co.

Minster - The Star Beverage Co.

Philadelphia - Henry F Ortlieb

Baltimore MD - Baltimore Brewing Co.

Tonawanda - Tonawanda Brewing Co.

Baltimore MD - Bruton Brewing Co

Philadelphia - Philadelphia Brewing Co.

Baltimore MD - Gunther Brewing Co.

Philadelphia - Poth Brewing Co.

Baltimore MD - Imperial Brewing Co.

Watertown - Northern Brewing Co.

Baltimore MD - Theodore Reichhart Inc.

Watkins Glen - Glen Brewing Co.

Platteville - Platteville Brewery Inc.

Yonkers - Yonkers Colonial Corp.

Princeton - Princeton Brewing Co,.

Princeton - Princeton Brewing Co.

Newark - Consumers Brewing Co.

Cumberland MD - German Brewing Co.

Cumberland MD - Cumberland Brewing Co.

Philadelphia - Trainer Brewing Co.

Philadelphia - Trainer Brewing Co.

Cape Girardeau MO - Cape Brewing Co.

Philadelphia - John Jacob Wolf, Inc.

Philipsburg - Philipsburg Brewing Co.

Marionville MO - Crescent Brewing Co.

Marionville MO - McGovern Brewery Co.

Old Appleton MO - Appleton Brewery Co.

St Louis MO - Columbia Brewing Co.

St Louis MO - Falstaff Brewing Corp.

St Louis MO - Green Tree Breweries, Inc.

Sandusky - Cleveland & Sandusky Brewing Co.

St Louis MO - Schorr Kolkschneider Brewing Co.

Shawano - Milwaukee Shawano Brewing Co.

Washington MO - Peerless Brewing Co.

Sidney - John Wagner Co.

Sturgeon Bay - Schönbrunn Brewing Co.

Superior - Northern Brewing Co.

Portsmouth NH - Eldredge Brewing Co.

Watertown - The Hartig Co.

Elizabeth NJ - Seeber Brewing Co.

Toledo - The Buckeye Brewing Co.

Toledo - Koerber Brewing Co.

Toledo - Lubeck Brewing Co.

Harrison NJ - Harrison Beverage Co.

Jersey City NJ - Columbia Brewing Co.

Upper Sandusky - Freimanns Beverage & Ice

Whitewater - Whitewater Brewing Co.

Newark NJ - Christian Feigenspan Brewing Co.

Union City NJ - Schultz Brewing Co.

Pittsburgh - Derby Brewing Co.

Pawtucket RI - Rhode Island Brewing Co.

Pittsburgh - Fort Pitt Brewing Co.

Pittsburgh - Fort Pitt Brewing Co.

Pittston - Howell & King Co.

Warwick RI - Hollen Brewing Co.

Reading - Deppen Manufacturing Co.

Reading - Health Beverage Co.

Reading - Health Beverage Co.

Reading - Old Reading Brewery Inc.

Rockwood - Rockwood Brewing Co.

Roscoe - Moose Brewing Co.

Chattanooga TN - Atlantic Ice & Coal Co.

Chattanooga TN - Southeastern Brewing Co.

Nashville TN - William Gerst Brewing Co.

St Mary's - St Mary's Beverage Co.

Scranton - A B Co Brewers

Scranton - Standard Brewing Co.

Oklahoma City OK - Progress Brewing Co, Inc.

Oklahoma City OK - Southwestern Brewing Corp.

Shamokin - Furmann & Schmidt Brewing Co.

Medford OR - Southern Oregon Brewing Co.

Steelton - National Brewing Co.

Stroudsburg - Neustadtl Brewing Corp. also New York City NY

Salem OR - Salem Brewery Association,

Tarr - Tarr Brewing Co.

Fort Worth TX - Superior Brewing Co.

Norfolk VA - Southern Breweries, Inc.

Fort Worth TX - Superior Brewing Co.

San Antonio TX - Champion Brewing Co.

San Antonio TX - San Antonio Brewing Association.

Richmond VA - Home Brewing Co.

Uniontown - Pittsburgh Brewing Co.

Uniontown - Pittsburgh Brewing Co.

Washington - Washington Brewing Co.

Wilkes Barr - Lion Brewery

Wilkes Barre - Wyoming Brewing Co, Hanover Township

Wilkes Barre - Wyoming Brewing Co, Hanover Township

Salt Lake City UT - Utah Brewing Co.

Aberdeen WA - Pioneer Brewing Co.

Ellensburg WA - Mutual Brewing Co.

Fairmont WV - North Pole Brewing Co.

Huntingdon WV - Fesenmeier Brewing Co.

Port Orchard WA - Silver Springs Brewing Co.

Seattle WA - Apex Brewing Co.

Seattle WA - Century Brewing Association.

Seattle WA - Horluck Brewing Co.

Spokane WA - Inland Products Co.

Spokane WA - Bohemian Breweries Inc.

Spokane WA - Spokane Brewing & Malting Co.

Spokane WA - Spokane Breweries, Inc.

Tacoma WA - Columbia Breweries Inc.

Walla Walla WA - Northwest Brewing Co.

Casper WY - Casper Brewing Co.

Green River WY - Sweetwater Brewery Inc.

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