We have neglected the international side of label collecting. As the year draws to a close, we have added a small selection of labels from the USA. Collectors of labels from Great Britain look down upon American examples, probably influenced largely by the quality of the beer produced in the 1970s and 80s.
The first set of labels are from the Pre-Prohibition era, for beer produced before 1920, Most of the examples here are from the early part of the 20th Century and illustrate the wide range of Ales, Lager Beers, Stouts and Porters that were brewed. Note also the use of XXX to signify strength in the same way as we did here.
One or two of the labels give the contents and no messing about with thirds of a fluid ounce. The United states routinely gave the contents from the 1930s onwards, and no fractions.
Finally you wont find many beers advertised as having been produced in ‘Improved sanitary conditions by skilled union workmen’. More’s the pity.
There is a plan to extend this section into the Prohibition era and after repeal, when legal beer returned.
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Let us know what you think. Happy New Year everyone!!