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).
Old Faithful Beer Bottle Opener. This is one of my favorite pieces of art associated with Montana classic brewania. We offer these in solid pine/whitewood. Or with a light stain or in composite veneer version.
The brewery was a post prohibition revival by the son of Montana beer forefather Julius Lehrkind. The elder Lehrkind built Bozeman beer into a pre-prohibition giant. Many say prohibition literally broke his heart. He died just a few years after it took effect in 1922.
His son,Carl Lehrkind, took up the mantle but the effort lasted only 6 years. The company closed due to economic factors including robust national completion, increased costs, a switch to cans by many national brewers and other issues affecting many smaller independent brewers. The Lehrkind family name lives on in Montana with their soft drink company started to hold them over during prohibition.