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.

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.

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