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.
Gallatin Brewing Company 1933-1939; Bozeman, Montana:
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 in Montana brewing history. Many say prohibition literally broke his heart as he died just a few years after it too effect.
His son,Carl Lehrkind, too up the mantle but lasted only 6 years before closing again due to economic factors including robust national completion, increased costs, a switch to cans and other issues affecting many smaller independent brewers. The family name lives on in Montana with their soft drink company started to hold them over during prohibition.