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NOVELTY / MISCELLANEOUS

There are various items that are basically one of a kind and do not readily fit into any one of the various Breweriana categories continued on this website.  They are considered to be novelty or miscellaneous items, and include a calendar, thermometer, ruler, shopping bag, pencil, etc.  These items are displayed in the following

CALENDAR

1899. Calendars were supplied by breweries, even before Prohibition. An example of such a calendar is shown below from January, 1899. It promotes "Bottled Beer for Family Use." This image was supplied courtesy of Gary Schmeh. It is also accompanied by a photo in the Bavarian Rathskeller that depicts the image used for this calendar.  A restored image of the calendar, similar to the way it once appeared without stains, creases and aging, is also displayed below.

 

SHOPPING BAG

c. Early 1940s. "Take Me Home! I'll be good but keep me cold" -  is the saying on this bag.  Even though the comments on the bag are somewhat comical, they also provide instructive advice on the consumption of unpasteurized draft Jug beer. If such beer wasn't kept cold, it would spoil. The "jug" is a container usually made of glass and  essentially the same as a growler, which contains from 1/2 to 1 gallon.  (Please see Bottles.)  It appears this bag is from the early 1940s when Bavarian "Jug Beer" had a plain top and created the need for this shopping bag. However, in later years the glass growler had a built in ring at the bottle at the top, eliminating the need for a bag.