Vintage beer mat designs
Rooting through a secondhand bookshop in Penzance this week, we found a box full of old beer mats and couldn’t resist buying a little stack. Many were from now extinct breweries, advertising beers which don’t exist anymore. Their designs are simple but very evocative of another age. Here are a handful of scans, mostly of […]
Pabst Blue Ribbon - c.1965
Pabst Brewing Co. was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by Jacob Best in 1844. It was later managed by Capt. Frederick Pabst, Best's son-in-law, and named after him in 1889. It was one of the largest breweries in the country until the 1970s. The Milwaukee brewery was closed in 1996, and the large property is being redeveloped. This coaster lists breweries at Milwaukee, Peoria Heights (Illinois), Newark (New Jersey), and Los Angeles on the reverse side. I have dated the coaster by the absense…
Take A Few Home!
Stegmaier Beer Stegmaier Brewing Co. Wilkes-Barre, PA. Stegmaier Brewing Company, Wilkes-Barre, opened in 1857 as the Baer & Stegmaier Brewery, closed in October, 1974. Stegmaier beer is still being produced by the Lion Brewery, Inc.
Higsons Beer Mats
> Hello LHS, can you help settle an argument that the Liverpool Brewers once ran a advertising campaign on thier beers mats using the names of Liverpool streets. Best wishes Alan