Beer Menus

from the 1930's and 1940's





 

(Above) Ale, Porter and Stout descriptions, edited from a NH distributor's ad, in 1935.  Notice that health claims were still allowed in the early years after Repeal, and the erroneous claim that Ballantine was the "oldest brewing firm in America".  At the time, both the Boston Beer Company (founded 1828) and D. G. Yuengling of Pottsville, PA (1829) and possibly other breweries that had opened after Repeal were older than Ballantine.