Burton Ale & Porter Brewing Co, Wm Kiefer Saloon Stoneware Mug, St. Louis, MO

Burton Ale & Porter Brewing Co, Wm Kiefer Saloon Stoneware Mug, St. Louis, MO

Circa 1900 Stoneware Mug from the Burton Ale and Porter Brewing Company in Saint Louis Missouri. Also pictured is a saloon stoneware advertising mug from the William Wm Kiefer Saloon, also in St. Louis, MO. These are both very hard to find. The Burton Ale and Porter company was only in business for two years from 1898-1900 before it went out of business. Pre-Prohibition mugs.

EMS Brewing Co, Cardboad Sign, E. St. Louis, IL

EMS Brewing Co, Cardboad Beer Sign, E. St. Louis, IL

Nick Ems Brewing Company Cardboard Sign with his EMS Beer Brand. Mr. Ems named the brewery after himself and the beer too. Their Logo of “EMS is the Word” must have been pretty poorly received as he was out of business two years later. Hence the 1945-1947 time period for this piece. Wood beer crates for EMS beer are still found quite regularly in the surrounding St. Louis Marketplace.

Central Brewery Advertising Calendar1903, E. St. Louis, IL

Central Brewing Company, 1903 Lithographic Calendar, E. St. Louis, IL

Advertising lithographic calendar from the Central Brewing Company in East St Louis, IL. Major competitor to Heim, Griesedieck Western and Star Breweries in Belleville IL and Anheuser Busch across the river in Saint Louis MO. 1903

Columbia Brewing Co Banner Beer Pewter lidded Beer Stein, St. Louis, MO

Columbia Brewing Co Banner Beer Pewter Lidded Beer Stein 1904

Columbia Brewing Company Beer mug, thought to have been used during the St. Louis Worlds Fair in 1904 as the Columbia Brewing Company had a large display and brought out their Alpen Brau label at this event. This mug is hand painted and features a pewter lid. Ca 1904

Wagner Beer Porcelain Sign, Granite City, IL

Wagner Beer Porcelain Sign, Granite City, IL, 1935

This is an enamel porcelain sign from the Illinois Wagner Brewery located in Granite City, Illinois, circa 1935.

Hyde Park Brewery Beer, Tin Sign, St. Louis, MO

Hyde Park Brewery Beer, Tin Sign, St. Louis, MO

Tin Embossed Beer sign from the Hyde Park Brewery in North St. Louis, MO, Ca. 1930s This brand was also sold prior to prohibition and last until the early 1950s before it was bought by another brewery, and the Hyde Park brand was eliminated.

Prince of Pilsen Cardboard Sign, Mound City Brewing Co. New Athens, IL

Prince of Pilsen Beer Cardboard Sign, Mound City Brewing Co. New Athens, IL

Prince of Pilsen Brand Cardboard Beer poster from the Mound City Brewery in New Athens, IL. The Mound City Brewery was an institution in St. Clair county for years. The brewery eventually closed in the 1950s and was demolished in 1966.

Wagner's Old Time Lager Stoneware Beer Mug, Forest Park Brewing Co. St. Louis, MO

Wagner’s Old Time Lager Stoneware Beer Mug, Forest Park Brewing Co. 1910

This is a stoneware beer mug for the Wagner Old Time Lager brand which was brewed by The Forest Parking Brewing Company, Saint Louis, MO, 1910.

Stifel Brewing Co, Stoneware Drinking Mug, St Louis MO

Stifel Brewing Co, Stoneware Drinking Mug, St Louis MO

Stoneware Drinking Mug or Stein from the Otto Stifel Brewing Company in Saint Louis, MO. This mug is a pre-prohibition era mug, and was probably given away to local saloons which were owned by the Stifel Brewery as a gift to their customers who drank their product. Ca. 1910

Stern Brau Tin Over Cardboard Sign, Belleville, IL

Stern Brau Beer Tin Over Cardboard Sign, Belleville, IL

Tin Over Cardboard Advertising Sign from the Star Peerless Brewery in Belleville, IL. The Stern Brau brand was one of their flagship brands, and apparently was sold for 10 cents a bottle when this sign was made. Ca. 1935.