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February 23, 2017

Purity Brewing

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

A clear green glass beer bottle from the Purity Brewing Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Purity was one of many breweries that went out of business due to Prohibition. Circa the 1910s.

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January 24, 2017

Schell’s Can

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

A can of Schell’s Deer Brew Beer, featuring an image of a stag on the label, manufactured by the August Schell Brewing Company of New Ulm, Minnesota, circa 1980.

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January 9, 2017

Hauenstein Bottle

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

A glass half-gallon beer bottle from John Hauenstein Company of New Ulm, Minnesota, circa 1934-1969. The bottle has a trademark on the silkscreened paper label and the glass factory’s markings on the base.

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December 21, 2016

Beer Mat

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

A red, green and black rubberized fabric placemat advertising Schmidt’s City Club Beer, with an image of the Schmidt Brewery of Saint Paul, Minnesota, circa 1940.

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November 15, 2016

Beer Crate

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

A wooden beer crate from Engesser Brewing Company of Saint Peter, Minnesota, circa 1916-1920.

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May 23, 2016

Hamm’s Hat

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

A Hamm’s beer cap of green cotton twill used in the 1940s.

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October 21, 2015

Beer Faucet

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

A beer faucet patented, manufactured, and sold by the Cornelius Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The faucet, patented in 1942, was the invention of company founder Richard T. Cornelius. His patent cites the novelty of a simple faucet constructed with screw machine parts that allows for easy dispensing of liquids. It has a chrome-plated spout with black-handled lever for operating the faucet.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this faucet in our collections database.

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July 23, 2015

Surly Bill

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

A pint glass produced by Surly Brewing Company of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota (now located in Minneapolis), following the passage of the “Surly Bill” in 2011. This law allows breweries to apply for a license to distribute their beer for retail sale and sell on the brewery’s premises. The front has an opaque white printed image of the State Capitol building behind a hand holding a Surly pint glass encircled by text that reads “POWER OF THE PINT / With your help, we changed the law”.

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July 9, 2015

Hamm’s 3.2 Beer Bottle

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

A clear glass beer bottle “PREFERRED STOCK” from the Hamm’s brewing company. Circa the 1930s.

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June 4, 2015

Boundary Waters Beer

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

A rectangular cardboard box with a large logo reading: “JAMES PAGE BREWERY CO. / Boundary Waters / BEER / MADE FROM / MINNESOTA / … / WILD RICE / MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA” with a loon at the center. Manufactured by Georgia-Pacific Corp. of Minneapolis in 1990. See also bottles 1990.247.2.1-6.

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