Ale ads at the

Turn of the Century

(below - text from pre-Prohibition ad - unknown date or newspaper)

Big Six

XXX Newark Ale

Pale color, mild and creamy.

India Pale Ale

Very pale color, fragrant and of strong, hoppy flavor.

Old Burton Ale

Old and strong – a barley wine.

Extra Porter

            For genuine nourishment and mild stimulation.

Half – and – Half

       A famous blend of Ale and Porter, mild and pleasant.

Brown Stout

       A heavy porter, very rich in flavor – “Bottled Strength”


"Get the Three-Ring Trade-Mark." 

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