Tosetti Brewing Co, Chicago, IL. Stoneware Stein. Circa 1910

I have always loved the E. Tosetti Brewery’s use of an eagle image hovering over a wooden beer barrel.   This classic image can be found on many early stoneware drinking steins or lidded mugs from the iconic Chicago brewery.   The Tosetti Breweries Steins can be found in several shapes and sizes.   Each one is easily recognized by their iconic eagle image.

The Ernst Tosetti Brewery was one of the Chicago areas dominating breweries prior to Prohibition.   At one time Chicago had 166 different breweries, many of them simply neighborhood breweries with limited distribution networks.  However, the Tosetti Brewery dominated the growing city with many distributors throughout Illinois and the upper Midwest.   Today the beautiful steins remain for collectors to enjoy and remember this once thriving brewery!