Category Archives: Breweriana

Anything related to beer and brewing.

Maryland Tonic Bitters – Henry Litz

Maryland Tonic Bitters – Henry Litz 18 April 2015 Bob Ford from the Baltimore Antique Bottle Club, posted this picture above of a Maryland Tonic Bitters on the Facebook bitters bottles page. I like bitters, I like aqua bottles, I like … Continue reading

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My bottle from the Empress of Ireland

My bottle from the Empress of Ireland 08 April 2015 Recently I received a couple of e-mails from Francine Saint-Laurent in Montréal (Québec) with questions about a bottle she had in her possession. The e-mails also referenced the Empress of Ireland which … Continue reading

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Henry Ferris Porter Bottle

Henry Ferris Porter Bottle 27 February 2015 The following e-mail was in my in-box from last month and I haven’t had a chance to pursue until now. It is represented below from a fellow in Florida. Pretty neat old ale bottle of some … Continue reading

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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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