Posted 10 years ago
Ottawa Hop Beer Bottle Crate
Ottawa Brewing Association, Ottawa, Ill (1915-1920)
Crate made by the D.M. Goodwillie Co., Chicago, Ill Pat. Sept. 1919
Inside the mfr. stamp says not to be sold under penalty of law.
Outside under the Ottawa Hop logo, it says "Absolutely Non-Intoxicating".
Picked this up at auction, from a local dealer and estate auctioneer in my hometown. I can't find much online about the brewer.
I'm intrigued about the non-intoxicating claim. Researching prohibition, which came about the time this box was used, I found that in 1918 only beverages above a certain alcohol content were illegal. Obviously Prohibition shut down the Ottawa Brewing Association in 1920. I'd love to get some original bottles to fill this guy with. If anyone has any or any other info I'd appreciate it. Pretty cool finding something like this from my hometown, in my hometown!Both sides of my family are and have been bar owners.