Volk Brewery Pilsner Tin Sign…Volk was a short lived Great Falls Brewery from 1935-1943. But their colorful signage stands out and looks amazing. As it surely will on your wall
About Volk Brewery (Great Falls, Montana; 1891-1894; 1935-1948)
The Volk family emigrated to the US (first to Minnesota and then Montana) from a long line of brewers in Germany. The Volk’s Brothers Brewery (located in what is now Verde Park along Upper River Road) was the first incarnation for 3 year before the turn of the century. Started by Christian and Nicholas Volk, the brewery was reportedly burned down intentionally by someone in the community.
Than Charles Volk resurrected the family business in post prohibition Montana in 1933. Charles graduated in 1933 in Chicago from the Wahl-Henius Fermentation Institute in Chicago. He open his brewery at 4th Street and 3rd Avenue South on the Lower South Side. Brother Chris reported was involved with the Lewistown brewery for many years as well.
This Butte Beer pieces were from a series released in the 1940s. This one features two fellow fishing only to find their camp site pilfered by a bear and her cubs. A companion piece shows a bear and two cubs overlooking a man fly fishing in a montana river with the title “Unwelcome Guests.”
About Butte Brewing Company (Butte, Montana; 1885-1963)
The Butte Brewery was established by Henry Muntzer in 1885, nine years after Butte’s first brewery, the Centennial. Beginning in the late 1890s, managers expanded production and built or re-built many of the brewery’s buildings on North Wyoming between Granite and Copper Streets. Capacity was expected to grow to 125 barrels per day in 1901, and the new malthouse was to handle 10,000 pounds per day. In 1917, with statewide Prohibition coming in 1919, the brewery promoted its Eureka Beer as “Liquid food for temperate people.” The Butte Brewery was the only one in Butte that survived Prohibition, by producing malted soft drinks and other beverages (using the Checo brand), but it did not survive the economic downturn that affected Butte in the 1960s and 1970s. They were out of business about 1963 and the brewery buildings were demolished soon after.
It’s almost impossible to find Montana’s frontier glory day beer brand signs…but these reproductions are the next best thing. This sign from the Gallatin Brewing Company is amazing…beautiful and rare artwork with great color from the Bozeman, Montana brewery open between 1933 through 1939. A perfect piece of Montana brewing history at an affordable price. Printed on .125 Metal.
About Gallatin Brewing Company: Gallatin Brewing Co.Inc. opened in 1933 and closed in 1939 and was open for 6 years. The brewery was a post prohibition revival by the son of Montana beer forefather Julius Lehrkind, Carl Lehrkind, but lasted only 6 years before closing again due to economic factors (see great depression).
Custom Montana Beer Clock. Decorate your beer room, man cave or garage in Montana Brewing Style with our custom Beer Time Clock featuring Montana’s Iconic and Historic Beer Brands. This clock is printed on metal.
Ten Mile Creek Brewery (Helena, Montana) Custom Logo Cornhole Game sets. (DIMENSIONS) We made a set of these for Ten Mile Creek, one of our favorite local brewers, and they loved them. You can play them any day at the brewery or up the street at the Windbag. Now take a set home or to your next Griz/Cats/Carroll College game! Either way – make sure you stop in to check out their great selection of tasty beers and their great location in the New York Block Building on the historic Helena walking mall.