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Old 01-29-2012, 05:41 PM   #1
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Default Pre-Prohibition Upper Peninsula MI bottles

I picked up a bunch of bottles from a local guy recently that are all from breweries that closed at Prohibition (to my knowledge). Part of the theme of my basement bar is going to be old local breweries, so I was really excited to get these. The guy sold me all of these for $100, which I thought was a good deal! Anyway I thought these were really neat, so figured I'd share.

Escanaba Brewing Company, Escanaba MI


Richter Brewing Company, Escanaba MI. This building still stands and is only a few blocks from my house.


Phil Scheurman Brewing Co and Park Brewing Co, Hancock MI


Calumet Brewing Co, Calumet MI
Soo Brewing Co, Sault Ste Marie MI
Bosch Brewing Co, one says Lake Linden MI and the other says Hancock MI


Upper Peninsula Brewing Co, Marquette MI

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Oh my god. How cool. I don't think I've come upon most of those names before in my research into michigan breweries. You are so lucky.

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Pretty cool to see bottles from the U.P. I was stationed at K.I. Sawyer in the 70's.

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those are really cool.

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Old 02-04-2012, 07:52 PM   #5
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I just met with this guy again and bought 11 more bottles off of him for $25. Pics to come soon.

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That is indeed a treasure trove. Nice collection.
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Homercidal gave me a book last summer about Bosch brewery. I think I gave it to Lschiavo, so I can't quite remember the title. But Homer got it in the Keweenaw, so I'm sure it's available. Anyway, it talked about brewing pre-prohibition in that area and I recognize many of those names!

Great find! I can't wait to visit the "whatsleftofyou" home bar and museum sometime soon!

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Those are awesome. I especially love the raised lettering.

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Thanks for the heads up on the book, Yooper. I'm assuming that you're talking about this?

I've been doing quite a bit of research on all of the U.P. breweries and am actually thinking about eventually writing a book about them myself. There are some (like Bosch) with a plethora of information available, and some like the former brewery in Manistique where there is next to nothing.

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OK here are the pics as promised

Another bottle from Escanaba Brewing Company


More bottles from Richter Brewing Company


Leisen-Henes Brewing Company from Menominee, MI


Menominee River Brewing Company from Menominee, MI

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