Independent Bottlers' labels 


Pre-Prohibition beers included: 


Peter Ballantine & Sons

"Ale & Porter Brewery - Front St., Foot of Fulton"


Newark Ale

Amber Ale

Pale Ale

Cream Ale

Creamy Ale

XX Ale

XXX Canada Malt Ale

XXX Newark Ale

Sparkling Ale

Old Burton Ale  

India Pale Ale


Brown Stout

Half and Half

(Above) Announcing the opening of the Ale bottling plant in 1897

(Underneath) Portion of a similar ad (click for full view) announcing the new Ale bottling department, noting the ale's availability at some well-known NYC restaurants.

Ballantine & Co.

"Freeman St. -
Lager Beer Brewers"


    Export Beer 

 Pale Extra Beer

Exposition Beer

Jubilee Beer

Dark Special

Steam Beer


1907 ads 

Announcing the opening of the lager beer bottling house 

  (Above) Ad from a Boston, MA Ballantine outlet






Brewery-Bottled labels


(Above) Two ad from New Brunswick, NJ bottlers in the early 1900's and (below) one from from 1893 which, unusually, includes a Ballantine's "Steam" Beer.