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 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.
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
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.
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