Category Archives: Breweriana

Anything related to beer and brewing.

Dr. Forest’s Tonic Bitters – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Dr. Forest’s Tonic Bitters – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 14 October 2014 (R•101514 – McGuire) The Dr. Forest’s Tonic Bitters from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is one tough brand to figure out. I mean, who is Dr. Forest and why is Bacon and Miller embossed … Continue reading

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Two California collections at Holabird’s Western Americana Collections

Two California collections at Holabird’s Western Americana Collections 07 September 2014 My name is Joe Elcano and I work with Fred Holabird. He has asked me to contact you to see if you could help us. Our September and December … Continue reading

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FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Saturday Morning Seminars

FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Saturday Morning Seminars 09 August 2014 This group of pictures come from the Seminars that occurred on Saturday morning from 9:00 am until noon. There were three sets of paired seminars to give attendees a choice. All seemed to … Continue reading

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Kentucky’s Top 25 Rarest Bottles

In honor of and in preparation for the upcoming FOHBC 2014 National Antique Bottle Show in Lexington, Kentucky, I thought it would be nice to look at the Top 25 Kentucky’s Rarest Bottles. I will try to add pictures if I have … Continue reading

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Bernard’s Orange Bitters and a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland

Bernard’s Orange Bitters and a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland PART OF THE ORANGE BITTERS SERIES 14 February 2014 Here we have yet another mysterious and unlisted ‘orange bitters‘ trade card from the Joe Gourd collection (see below). At first I thought … Continue reading

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Pale Orange Bitters and PJ Murray’s Ghost

Pale Orange Bitters and P.J. Murray’s Ghost PART OF THE ORANGE BITTERS SERIES 13 February 2014 Is P.J. Murray watching over my shoulder as I write this post? Does he know that I am looking at one of his advertising … Continue reading

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Lager’s amber Fluid mild, Gives health and strength to wife and child

Lager’s amber Fluid mild, Gives health and strength to wife and child. AGAINST PROHIBITION 09 December 2013 Hi Ferd, Read the post about: “better to drink beer than bitters or other patent medicines”. It put me in mind of a … Continue reading

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Houston Ice and Brewing Co. – Magnolia Brewery

Houston Ice and Brewing Co. Magnolia Brewery 10 November 2013 The first time I can find Hugh Hamilton and the roots of the Houston Ice and Brewing Company is an 1887-88 listing within the Houston City Directory. He is located … Continue reading

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Looking at The Christian Moerlein Brewing Company Graphics

Looking at The Christian Moerlein Brewing Company Graphics CINCINNATI, OHIO 9 November 2013 I am always on the lookout for well designed graphics, advertising and signage related to historical bottles and brands that we collect. This morning I came across … Continue reading

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Beer Street and Gin Lane by William Hogarth

Beer Street and Gin Lane William Hogarth 08 September 2013 Beer Street and Gin Lane are two prints issued in 1751 by English artist William Hogarth in support of what would become the Gin Act. they depict the evils of … Continue reading

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