Georgia cans top two rows – the Black Label Draft and the Carling Lager are Book cans. President Jimmy Carter signed H.R. 1337 into law on October 14, 1978 and Home brewing Industry became federally legal. The Micro brewing Industry/craft has exploded and has changed the face of American Brewing Industry.
Calgary/Carling Malt "Brewed for the Bold"
Florida cans bottom two rows. National Bohemian cans upper row of Florida cans.
The White Whales Ale with the rope is the book can. It was a short run transition can produced between the no rope white can and the black can. I know of two other on grade examples and two off grade examples.
National Bohemian (Baltimore) Timeline in Florida:
1956 National Bo purchased Marlin Brewing Company, Orlando
1958 Anheuser Busch purchased Regal Brewing, Miami
1959 Anheuser Busch opens new state of the art facility in Tampa
1961 Anheuser Busch sells Miami facility to National Bohemian who then closes Orlando plant
1976 Carling/National merger , Miami closed
Fischer's Beer and Ale sold in Winn Dixie Supermarkets.
from this brewery, to be unique and is being shown here for the first time. Odd that today contaminates from other nearby industries have the government claiming the water at this site to be among the poorest in the Nation! This plant was closed in 1965.
Tampa Brewing Company actually located in Ybor City held the title of being Florida's first brewery. The local Seminole Indian tribes believed the water had magical healing powers. The brewery closed in 1961 but the International Brewing Incorporated (IBI) with other small troubled breweries gained control of this facility until closing it in 1963. IBI made Silver Bar Beer and Ale in Flat Top cans and the Tropical Ale Zip Top can shown here which has not been in any of the books. An identical Tropical Ale Zip was also made in IBI's Covington, Kentucky plants along with both Silver Bar Flats.