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    Posted 4 months ago

    Chrissantoro
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    I've been told a lot about this painting but can't find any hard evidence any help is very appreciated

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    Large COLD BEER Metal Sign - Vintage Distressed Look -Bars Taverns Pubs Man Cave
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    1. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 months ago
      this is pretty funny! it looks like he's about to tumble out of his little boat.
    2. keramikos keramikos, 4 months ago
      Chrissantoro, Cool.

      Perhaps you could expand and tell us some of what you're been told about it.
    3. Chrissantoro Chrissantoro, 4 months ago
      This painting has hung in my uncle joes basement bar since I was a kid the family doesn't know anything about it and uncle joe passed on over 20 years ago he was a waterman that was a cap on some of the biggest Tugboats that worked out of the Baltimore harbor back in the 1960's-70's and 1980's mainly the Fells point piers and I would guess maybe he brought it home from a bar in that area "ANY HELP IS MUCH APPRECIATED
    4. keramikos keramikos, 4 months ago
      Chrissantoro, Hmmm.

      The style of the image suggests to me 1950s or 1940s vintage. Are there no markings whatsoever on the back of the picture, or in the margins hidden by the frame?

      There is a brand called American Beer made by the Pittsburgh Brewing Company:

      *snip*

      American Beer is brewed tough to capture the spirit and strength of America. This lager’s crisp taste and bold packaging embodies patriotism and the same values our country was built on: pride, honor and dedication. Packaged in 100% American-made materials and containing nothing but domestic ingredients, American is a proper beer for the hardworking everyman.

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      https://pittsburghbrewing.com/beer/american/

      *snip*

      Sixty-six years after the first record of a commercial brewery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Edward Frauenheim, a German immigrant and part owner of Frauenheim, Miller Company, started the Iron City Brewery, the first American brewery to produce a lager, in 1861.

      By 1866, the brewery had outgrown its original facilities on 17th Street and moved to Liberty Avenue and 34th Street, where the Pittsburgh Brewing Company continues to operate. Leopold Vilsack, a Pittsburgh native who joined Frauenheim, Miller Company, expanded the new facility. Vilsack later became a partner, investing his small wealth in the firm when Miller retired and another partner died. Iron City Brewery then became Frauenheim and Vilsack Company.

      On February 3, 1899, the Pittsburgh Dispatch reported that 12 local brewing firms applied to transfer their license to the trust known as Pittsburgh Brewing Company. These breweries were the Wainwright Brewing Company, Phoenix Brewing Company, Keystone Brewing Company, Winter Brothers Brewing Company, Phillip Lauer, John H. Nusser, Eberhardt Ober Brewing Company, Hippely Sons, Ober Brewing Company, J. Seiferth Brothers, Straub Brewing Company, and the Iron City Brewing Company. In addition to these 12 Pittsburgh and Allegheny county breweries, nine breweries outside the county took part in the merger. In all, 21 breweries joined to make Pittsburgh Brewing Company the largest brewing operation in Pennsylvania and the third largest in the country.

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      https://historicpittsburgh.org/islandora/object/pitt%3AUS-PPiU-AIS200708/viewer

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      The Brewer’s Association had estimated Pittsburgh Brewing’s output at 80,000 barrels of beer in 2016, but Walsh said they were about 20 percent above that — nearly 100,000 barrels — since 2013, and hoped to increase that under Forrest. In addition to the Iron City, IC Light and IC Light Mango beers, the company sells its American and Old German lagers and various craft brews under its Block House Brewing labels.

      *snip*

      https://archive.triblive.com/local/westmoreland/13228354-74/new-pittsburgh-brewing-owner-wants-to-rebuild-iron-citys-iconic-status

      I guess you could always contact PBC and ask them:

      https://pittsburghbrewing.com/contact/

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