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Breweriana1811 of 2354Early Labeled Croak Brewing Co. Janesville WI Rare Pabst store display
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Posted 6 years ago


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A friend of mine found these in a house that was being torn down. They were under the floor boards. I did a little research to find out that the original Ft. Schuyler Brewery was in business from the mid 1800's til prohibition killed it. Then it reopened and operated under a couple new names and owners until they started making this brand again in 1959 up to 1992. These ones have " no deposit, no refills, dispose of properly" embossed on the heel. I'm guessing they are from the 60's or 70's. They are both still full also.


  1. Signaholic Signaholic, 6 years ago
    Cool find Tommy, I like how you hung that flange in the background! Looks good there. Yu were lucky you had a railing to hang that on, I had to look a little harder on mine.;)
  2. tommy1002 tommy1002, 6 years ago
    Thanks P-man!! I LOVE that sign it is hanging behind the bar I'm building. I actually have a mirror that goes in that frame (about 100 years old) that I still have to set in and finish framing it. then the flange will hang from the bottom edge.
  3. Signaholic Signaholic, 6 years ago
    Sounds cool man. It's funny that you call me P-man, that's what people call me here too. Now I'm just paranoid.
  4. tommy1002 tommy1002, 6 years ago
    I was gonna go for P-dog but that is just way wrong and P-diddy is taken, hehehe
  5. TC12, 3 years ago
    Cool bottles! Drink the beer! On second thought, bad idea. No, TERRIBLE idea....this isn't wine we're talking about. These are definitely post-1962 (different labels), and likely 1970s as you suspected, per internet breweriana sources. Somebody was very sad one day in 1975 or thereabouts, having lost part of their six-pack through a gap in the floor. That might just make me cry if it was me. You might check for a one or two-digit date code at the right side of the bases. "74" would be 1974, and "4" is likely 1974, for example. Lesson Learned: Don't drop unopened beer bottles through the floor while drunk and performing home repairs/remodeling.

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