"Midnight Sun Brewing Co. - Anchorage, AK" on a half-gal. growler. The reverse states that it's Alaska's oldest brewery, est.1995. $10
"Golden Gate Bottling Works - San Francisco", and on the reverse: "trade mark" of standing bear holding a glass of beer, on a half-pint beer. This near mint bottle has a bruise on the lip which gives this a grade of "excellent" rather than "mint". $125
Bottling Co." - above their Trade Mark eagle - and "San Francisco, Cal. /
Adolph B. Lang" - all on a 11⅞" tall, blob top, amber quart beer bottle
(label for reference only).
Bottle in excellent to near mint condition. $95
"San Jose Bottling Co. - San Jose, Cal." embossed on an amber, half-pint, Baltimore loop finished bottle. From C. Maurer's Bottling works and agent for San Jose's Fredericksburg Brewery. Excellent to near mint condition. $85.
Pre-pro, half-pint bottle, embossed: "Fredericksburg Bottling Company: above a "FBCo" monogram on a shield, with "Lager Beer - S.F." below. Bottle has the early, Baltimore loop finish to the blob, and has a slight amethyst tint to the glass. Some interior staining, but no chips or cracks. Overall excellent condition. Scarce! $95
amber figural beer bottle, embossed: "Half Gallon" on shoulder - "Globe
Beer" on Globe logo - "Internal Revenue Tax Paid" on left side, and "Permit
Calif U-1116" on right side, and "Globe Brewing Company
/ San Francisco, Calif." This is the only embossed bottle with a U-Permit
number. It was introduced in Sep. 1935. The only other propritery
growler in the shape of a barrel is the Golden Age from Spokane (below). Excellent condition with no dings
on the embossing! $65
half-pint, with a Baltimore Loop, hand-tooled neck finish, embossed: "Cal.
Bottling Co. / Export Beer / S.F." on a 6⅞" tall, split (bottlers of
Weiland's Beer). Has a tiny "fish-eye" ding on neck, otherwise excellent to
near mint condition. $28
Pre-Pro, pint, embossed: "S. Liebmann's Sons Brewing
Co." arched over a "SLS" logo, with "Registered" below, all on a
9⅛" tall, ice blue, bottle from Brooklyn, NY. Attic mint!
"Pre-Pro, hand-tooled, blob top squat, embossed: "T & W / 89 Franklin St. / N.Y." - and on the reverse (at right): "XX / Porter & Ale" in hollow letters - all on a 6⅝" tall, deep aqua blue, bottle. Mint condition! $115
"Jug Lager- Krug Bier - Grasser & Brand Brewing
Co. Toledo. O." and "Extra Quality - XXX Pilsner" on an
8¾" tall, stoneware, pint bottle, ca.1880.
Nicely detailed transfer (see close-up at far right).
Exceptional condition - no cracks or chips.
Pre-Pro, half-pint, with slug plate embossed: "H. Weinhard / Portland, OR." - and on the reverse: "Bottle Not To Be Sold" - on the base: "SB&G Co" for Streator Bottle & Glass Company (1881-1905) - all on a 7½" tall, aqua, blob top beer bottle. Near mint condition! $65
"Golden Age / Beer" embossed above "Brewed by / Golden Age Breweries / Spokane, Washington" and on the reverse is a raised oval that held the label (example at left) with "Half Gallon" embossed on the shoulder. This is the only other proprietery growler in the shape of a barrel other than the San Francisco Globe Brewing growler (above). This one is also from the early '30s. Excellent condition. $65
"Empire Ale / Brandon" embossed on a 10½" tall, forest green, quart beer bottle with Baltimore finish to the blob. This beautifully whittled bottle is from the Empire Brewing Co., Ltd. of Brandon, Manitoba (label for info only). Image at left is front lit with artificial light, and the photo at right is back lit with natural light. Sparkling mint! $95
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