Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sentimental Sunday: Advertisement for Schlitz Beer in Sandusky Star Journal

In November of 1911, residents of Sandusky were able to purchase Schlitz Beer from C.H. Struebe on Columbus Avenue. The advertisement above appeared in the November 16, 1911 issue of the Sandusky Star Journal. Readers were informed that "the beer that made Milwaukee famous" started with barley, and the hops came from Bohemia. The brown bottle was said to protect the purity of the beer from brewery to the customer's glass! The ad also stated that Schlitz beer would not cause biliousness. Beer sales were adversely affected in the United States when Prohibition was enacted in the U.S. from 1920 to 1933.

I do not know what brand of beer my Great Grandfather Leroy Parker drank, but Mom always said that Grandpa Roy, and several other members of the Parker family really did enjoy drinking beer.

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