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New York #2


On December 5, 1933 the 21st amendment repealed Prohibition. Utica Club obtained the very first Federal permit (U-218) in the Nation to manufacturer and sell beer legally.


They had properly aged beer on hand that they would de-alcoholize and sell as "Near Beer" - with their new permit, they skipped this step and at precisely 12 midnight their trucks (already loaded) rolled out the gates. Utica Club was being sold within 1/2 hour to the tune of "Happy Days Are Here Again".


With their fast start, the brewery really began to grow. Happy Days Indeed!

UC...For me!


Those Fyfe and Drum, while readily obtainable, are to die for! The Fort Schuyler (about a handful known). The Utica Club Pale Ale are the USBC 2 can.


The Utica Club Pale Ale has been dumped on a couple of occasions, although none were salvagable. This can may be unique on grade.

The Utica Club, second can from the right is not pictured in the books. Inside the circle, the graphics are in full color (2 known). Anybody know if they made a matching Ale can?


 The gold Piels and the silver Piels are both from Brooklyn. The Knickerbocker

Bock is a 2012 Grenke Auction can.


Standard Rochester picked up the Haberle (Syracuse) labels in 1962 and

re-issued the Steinbrau can (top row). This can is the USBC 2 can. I know

only two others and they are the only self-opening cans descendent

from the great Haberle Brewing Company - very rare.




                                                                                          Anticipating the end of prohibition, Louis Wehle sells off his successful Tresselt Baking

                                                                                          business in 1929 and awaits the repeal of the 18th Amendment. This takes place in 1932                                                                                                and he purchases part of the Bartholomay Brewing complex which he unites with                                                                                                            Genesee  to from the Genesee Brewing Company. He hires as many of the old Genesee                                                                                              Brewing Company employees as he can find. On April 29, 1933 Genesee brews their                                                                                                    famous Liebotschaner beer. Wehles brother Raymond) started the brewery by that name                                                                                             in New Haven, Connecticut. Wehle's Colonial Ale was the first beer canned in                                                                                                                 Connecticut. The Feds busted them for fixing prices in New England - late 30's, early                                                                                                   40's and forced them to sell one of the breweries. Thus Edelbrew bought Wehle Brewing                                                                                             Company of Connecticut in 1942


New York #2

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