Brewery Gems ~ Bottles

Beer Bottles For Sale:

 embossed, blob top, squat, porters, stoneware, and labeled - plus a beauty from Canada.


Golden Gate half-pint beer with close-upGolden Gate Bottling Works, SF half-pint beerGolden Gate Bottling Works, SF half-pint beer back-lit"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. Bruise on the lip makes this an "excellent condition" for an otherwise near mint bottle. $125 


Fredericksburg Lager Beer half-pint bottleFredericksburg Lager Beer half-pint bottle, back-lit

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! $110


Sept. 1935 ad for Globe Beer

Globe picnic size beer bottle - imageHalf-gallon, 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. Excellent cond. with no dings on the embossing!   $65


Buffalo Brewing C. SF Agency half-pint bottlePre-pro, honey amber, half-pint, with a Baltimore Loop, hand-tooled neck finish, embossed: "Buffalo Brewing Co. / BBCo monogram / S.F. Agency" on a 7½" tall bottle. Excellent to near mint condition. $45

Cal. Bottling SF splitPre-pro, amber, 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 condition. $28

Lucky Lager 7oz. bottle with painted label

"Lucky Lager" applied, acl label, on a 7oz., 8" tall bottle, with: "Breweries at San Francisco, Aauza, Vancouver, & Salt Lake City" (the Salt Lake brewery was added in 1957). The bottle has "MG" on the base which indicates it was manufactured by the Maywood Glass Company, Compton, CA (closed in 1959). So this bottle dates from 1957-59, and is considered scarce. Near Mint condition. $65





Meister Brau half-gal. bottle with ACL label

"Meister Bräu - Real Draft Beer - the Custom Brew" on a 14" tall, half-gallon bottle, ca.1968 (on base). The applied (ACL) pyro-glaze label is in near-mint condition. From Meister Brau, Inc. of Chicago.  $35



Columbia Weiss Beer Brewery bottle St. Louis, MO

"Columbia Weiss Beer Brewery  St. Louis, MO" and "This Bottle Is Never Sold" on the reverse, with porcelain stopper. This amber "tee-pee" shaped, pint beer stands 9½" tall (excluding stopper) and is ca.1898-1909. Near mint condition. $55



Hoxsie's Premium Beer bottle - bottom view

Hoxsie's Premium Beer bottle - back lit

Geo. W. Hoxsie's Premium Beer bottle, Albany, NY, ca.1865

1861 Albany City Directory ad for Hoxsie's Premium Beer"Geo. W. Hoxsie's Premium Beer" vertically embossed on a 7" tall x 2⅝" dia., heavy (17oz.), half-pint, black glass bottle, ca.1861, from Albany, NY (1861 City Directory ad at right). Color is actually a dark, chocolate amber (see image at right) but is referred to as "black glass". Great Civil War era bottle - in excellent condition. In a recent bottle auction a Hoxsie of lesser condition sold for $400, less buyer's premium. This example is beautifully crude and full of character!  $395

S. Liebmanns pint beer bottle

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.  $32

Lager beer bottle from Clifton, Staton Is.

Lager beer bottle from Clifton, Staton Is. - reversePre-Pro, aqua, hand-tooled blob top, pint, embossed: "Henry Freiman / Clifton, S.I." above "this bottle / not to be sold" - the reverse (shown right) embossed: "Bavarian / Lager Bier." This 9" tall, bottle from Staten Is., N.Y., shows interesting whittle marks and is in excellent condition. $35

T&W porter & ale squat

"Pre-Pro, hand-tooled, blob top squat, embossed: "T & W / 89 Franklin St. / N.Y." - and on the reverse (at right): "XX / Porter & Ale - all on a 6⅝" tall, deep aqua blue, bottle. Mint condition!  $115


Grasser & Brand stoneware bottle

Grasser& Brand Jug Lager close-up"Jug Lager- Krug Bier - Grasser & Brand Brewing Co. Toledo. O." and "Extra Quality - XXX Pilsner" on a 8¾" tall, stoneware, pint bottle, ca. 1895-1904. Nicely detailed transfer (see close-up at far right). Excellent condition - no crazing, cracks or chips. Scarce!  $365
Garsser & Brand letterhead



Golden Age draft beer label

Golden Age half-gallon bottle

"Golden Age Beer" embossed across the middle of the bottle, with "Brewed by - Golden Age Breweries, Inc. - Spokane, Washington" near the bottom, and "Half Gallon"  embossed on the rear shoulder, above a blank oval that would have had the U-Permit label shown at right (for info only). Bottle's mfg. mark indicates it was made in 1936. Excellent condition!   $65
Only other embossed figural half-gallon is from the Globe Brewing Co. of SF (above).

Bohemian Club Bock beer bottle c.1938

"Bohemian Club Bock" from the Spokane Breweries, Inc. operated by that name from Dec. 1936 to Dec. 1939. IRTP label is in excellent condition - as is the neck label! $35


Pike Brewing Co. growler

"The Pike" growler from the Pike Brewing Co.  $10




Empire Ale green qt. bottle - front lit

"Empire Ale / Brandon" embossed on a 10½" tall, forest green, quart beer bottle with Baltimore finish to Empire Ale green qt. natural light 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!  $285Empire Ale label, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada





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last updated on 6 Sep. 2014

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