The Home Beer is the book can. The Home Ale was purchased off eBay and has no top or bottom. I will get it rolled with the proper fan tab (info from the USBC can owner) but I never seem to get around to doing it.
The Redtop Beer on the left is from Redtop Brewing and is better than the book can. "Red Top, Worth Any Man's Money"
In 1924 Prohibition (that grand experiment) held the United States in its grip. Not so in Drewery's Canadian home province of Manitoba where brewing real beer once again became legal. Since this is what they were set up to do - that's exactly what they did. Sales Boomed! It wasn't their job to monitor where their products eventually ended up being consumed. The flood of liquid crossing the U.S./Canadian border never equaled that of Niagara Falls but you get the idea. Enterprising young men (bootleggers) made huge profits for the next nine years. Indiana, Chicago, Detroit and the citizens of the midwest developed a fondness for Drewery's Beers and Ales. After F.D.R. (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) won the 1932 Presidential Election, Drewery's began plans to open a plant and brew their products in America. In 1933 the Sterling Brewery in Evansville brewed Drewery's but after two short years the brewing operations were relocated to South Bend. An excellent choice as Drewery's sale and profits thrived. In 1951, Drewery's merged with Chicago's Atlas Brewery (which also operated the Schoenhofen Edelweiss Brewery) giving Drewery's three successful Stateside brewing facilities. Profits soared and Drewery's was on a roll of doing everything right until 1960. East Coast money bought into Drewery's and eventually gained control of the board of directors. by 1963 the new management team expanded operations by buying three east coast breweries (Hampden-Harvard, Fitzgerald, and Piels) and also closed the Atlas Brewery in Chicago but they did keep Schoenhofen Edelweiss running. At the end of 1965, Drewery's (South Bend) was merged into Detroit's Associated Brewing Conglomerate. By 1972 Associated was bleeding red ink and sold part (including Drewery's South Bend) of their failing empire to the G. Heileman Brewing Company of LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Production ceased in November 1972.