1 – The Lion Brewery Inc 1930s-1940s. May be we can define “Gibbons” as a good example of true oldschool American logotype. The colors are great, too.
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2 – MK Goetz Brewing Co 1940s-1950s. The Goetz logotype is really inspiring.
3 – Esslingers Inc Brewery 1940s-1950s. Cool character and also pay attention to the “drunk” Ess in the logotype. Sweet.
4 – Acme Brewing Company 1950s. Interesting type, right ? It’s weird that the words are not parallel.
5 – Red Top Bewing Co 1950s. Great color combination. I’m sure this design would sell even nowadays. I like the curly bottom of the “2”.
6 – Maier Bewing Co 1950s. I can’t stop associating this with the Billabong designs for some reason :)
7 – Reading Brewing Co 1970s. May be Heineken took the idea of the smiled “e” from here. Who knows .. :)
8 – Duquesne Brewing Company 1970s-1980s. It’s a small charming Beer down there…
9 – Falstaff Brewing Co 1980s. CLEEAN.
10 – Genesee Bewing Co Inc 1980s-1990s .More like a cheese logo for me, but it’s a fun design concept.
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