Here is a great prohibition era malt extract products company brand from the Blatz Products Company in Milwaukee. Blatz started making malt extracts like many breweries as prohibition loomed in order to keep the lights on and gainfully employ their workers. Blatz was one of the more successful companies in this endeavor along with Schlitz,…Details
Stifel Brewing Co, Stoneware Drinking Mug, St Louis Missouri
Stoneware Drinking Mug or Stein from the Otto Stifel Brewing Company in Saint Louis, MO. Circa 1910. 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. There is not much advertising from this brewery to be found today, and unfortunately the brewery went out of business with prohibition and never returned. Later Mr. Stifel ended up committing suicide, which coincidentally, was fairly common with owners of breweries after the law went into effect. it’s easy to imagine why. The government essentially took the livelihood of many families whose families were tied to the brewing industry.