Category Archives: Brewing Companies

Narragansett Beer – Ralph’s Bar – Worcester, MA

© LB Worm

© LB Worm

© LB Worm

Hello – Love your blog, a fan here in Worcester, MA. My favorite drinking establishment recently had an ad for Narragansett Beer, which is making a comeback in New England, painted on the outside of the bar. I also included a shot of the front. The place features an authentic 1950’s diner and two bars, upstairs and down. The mural would be on the right side. – Thanks, LB Worm

Thank you LB. Great mural!

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The Ritual Billboard – Stella Artois – Middletown, NY

© Frank H. Jump

Previous Stella Artois postings.

Gund’s Finest Beer In Bottles – Cleveland, OH

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© Vincenzo Aiosa

The Quality Beer for the Home © Vincenzo Aiosa

Trommer’s Genuine Ale – Fletcher’s Castoria – Astoria, Queens

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Astoria Blvd © Frank H. Jump

Castoria is clearly written on the bottom © Frank H. Jump

Close-up on Trommer's Ale ad © Frank H. Jump

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Distributed by John F. Trommer Inc - 1632 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn NY - US Beer Labels dot com

Trayman dot net

Trayman dot net

circa 1937 - Tavern Trove dot com

circa 1937 - Tavern Trove dot com

Old Beer Stuff dot com

Tavern Trove dot com

John F. Trommer’s Evergreen Brewery
[Bushwick Ave at Conway Street, Brooklyn]

The Brooklyn brewery was founded by John F. Trommer, who had emigrated from Germany. He settled first in Maine, then worked in Boston, and finally settled in New York City. After working in a number of breweries, he purchased the recently built plant of Stehlin and Breitkopf in 1896. Know as the Evergreen Brewery, it grew gradually during the next two decades. Trommer died in 1898, but his son, George, continued the business. Somewhat atypically, George Trommer managed to expand business during the 1920s by lending money and giving support to potential owners of hot dog restaurants-which, of course, featured Trommer’s White Label Near Beer. By 1930 he supplied more than 950 such places.

In 1933, a second plant was opened in Orange, New Jersey, and both breweries proved very successful well into the late 1940s. [Furthermore, Trommer’s housed one of Brooklyn’s most popular beer gardens called the Maple Garden.] The New York City strike of 1949 and loss of sales thereafter hurt the company, however, and the New Jersey plant was sold to Rheingold in 1950. In 1951 Trommer announced the sale of the Brooklyn plant to Piel Brothers. George Trommer died on November 16, 1956, at the age of 83.

In Bushwick, the presence of the brewing industry encouraged the dairy industry. Farmers collected spent grain and hops for cow feed. Milk, with close to 4% butterfat, was sold fresh, made into cream, butter, cheese or ice-cream, or thinned for drinking. The milk business supported blacksmiths, wheelrights and feed stores along Flushing Ave. The Bedford section of Brooklyn (now part of Bedford-Stuyvesant) was agricultural until the 1920s, hosting substantial dairy activity. – New York Food Museum (Brooklyn Beer)

The Lincoln Hotel – Butte Special Beer – Butte, MT

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Montana's Finest Beer © Frank H. Jump

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Budweiser – Beale Street – Memphis, TN

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Alt Heidelberg – Columbia Brewing Co – Tacoma, WA

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© Frank H. Jump

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© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Columbia Brewing Co. history.

Courtesy of Brewery Gems dot com

Courtesy of Brewery Gems dot com

Interboro Brewery Revisited – from Washington Avenue – Crown Heights, Brooklyn

© Frank H. Jump

February 5, 2009 © Frank H. Jump

Previous posting January 30th  2008

Edward B. Hittleman Brewery – Bushwick, Brooklyn

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© Frank H. Jump

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© Frank H. Jump

Trains Are Fun – Hittleman Pic -Courtesy of Forgotten-NY
NY Daily News article – April 23, 2008 – Joshua M. Bernstein & My Gut Instinct

Weekend Feature Fade: Heileman’s Old Style Lager – La Crosse, Wisconsin – Bob Kisken

Heileman's Old Style Lager - Lacrosse, Wisconsin - Bob Kisken

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Heileman's Old Style Lager - Lacrosse, Wisconsin - Bob Kisken

Heileman's Old Style Lager - Lacrosse, Wisconsin - Bob Kisken

Heileman's Old Style Lager - Lacrosse, Wisconsin - Bob Kisken
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“Ist das nicht eine fine – Heileman’s Old Style Lager– Beer Depot”

Bannons Café, Ruppert’s Beers – Astoria, Queens

Bannon's Café - Astoria, Queens

Bannon's Café - Astoria, Queens
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Vintage Ruppert Beer ad
I found this photo on Waymarking.com posted by HaLiJuSaPa. Below is their description:

Long Description:
The ad is for Ruppert Beer, a major New York area brewery during the first half of the 20th century. It’s founder, Col. Jacob Ruppert, owned the New York Yankees during their 1920’s dynasty and is the person who bought Babe Ruth in 1919 from Harry Frazee’s Boston Red Sox and began “the curse of the Bambino”

Until the building in front of it was knocked down a few years ago, this ad was “covered up”.

Vintage Ruppert Beer ad

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Interboro Brewing Company – Montgomery Street – Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Interboro Brewing Company, Montgomery Street - Crown Hgts, Brooklyn

Interboro Brewing Company, Montgomery Street - Crown Hgts, Brooklyn

Interboro Brewing Company, Montgomery Street - Crown Hgts, Brooklyn

Interboro Brewing Company, Montgomery Street - Crown Hgts, Brooklyn

Interboro Brewing Company, Montgomery Street - Crown Hgts, Brooklyn

Interboro Brewing Company, Montgomery Street - Crown Hgts, Brooklyn

Interboro Brewing Company, Montgomery Street - Crown Hgts, Brooklyn

Interboro Brewing Company, Montgomery Street - Crown Hgts, Brooklyn
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Interboro Brewing CompanyIn January 1913, the Consumers Park Brewery merged with the New York and Brooklyn Brewing Company, with the new company called “Interboro Brewing Company.” Their brands were “Interboro” and “Bismark.” The New York and Brooklyn Brewing Company plants were closed and all their beer was brewed at the Consumers Park plant.

The Interboro Brewing Company continued in business through 1920, when they closed because of Prohibition. “Consumers Park” also was the name of a train station at Montgomery Street. The stop was part of the old Brooklyn Rapid Transit subway line—later reorganized as the Brooklyn Manhattan Transit (BMT). On November 1, 1918, a train crash occurred in the tunnel of the next station, Malbone Street (Empire Boulevard). It took the lives of 97 people on the Brighton Beach local-express and sent many others to the hospital. Bodies of the fatally injured were brought to the local police stationhouse and to the lobby of Ebbets Field. The Malbone Street crash remains the city’s worst subway disaster. – Times Newsweekly

Modern Brewery Age – May 24, 2004  FindArticles – Brooklyn celebrates long brewing history

Imported Guinness Beer – LIC, NY

Imported Guinness Beer - LIC, NY

Imported Guinness Beer - LIC, NY
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O’Mealia Outdoor Advertising

Another O’Mealia Sign

Miller Lite Beer – Worcester, MA

Miller Lite Beer - Worcester MA

Miller Lite Beer - Worcester MA
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Black Hawk, Colorado

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken
© Bob Kisken