Lion Brewery – Label Fun

17 December 2009


Well I’m slowly running out of labels to post. Not surprising I guess when you consider that I’ve been posting one label every other day for months. But of course here we have another interesting Lion Brewery label. This one if Franklin Beer from Franklin Brewing Co and of interest is that the address is listed as Hanover Twp.


6 comments (click to read or post):

Lee Botschaner,  17 December, 2009 10:51  

That is NOT the Lion brewery but actually the franklin brewery in Franklin township. It closed in the 50's I believe, and is different from the Stegmaier and Lion breweries.

Still worth a look though.

mybeerbuzz,  17 December, 2009 11:06  

no kidding....

Why the Hanover Twp / WIlkes-Barre on the label?

Lee Botschaner,  17 December, 2009 11:56  

That's where the brewery was located. I dont live up there but I guess they wanted the extra distinction of hanover township and the recognition of W-B, or maybe there is another hanover township nearby so they are identifying themselves as the one close to W-B.

mybeerbuzz,  17 December, 2009 13:06  

Wow, and I assumed pretty much any label with Wilkes-Barre from that time period was coming out of Lion/Steg.

sam k,  17 December, 2009 16:24  

There were some ruins left a few years back. One wall along a parking lot and not much else, as I recall.

Darel Matthews,  18 December, 2009 06:28  

If you go down the Sans Souci Pkwy and come to the big hill at St. mary's Road (at the light by Air Products) the Franklin brewery used to sit on that hill with St. Mary's Rd for access. I've heard something to the effect that the public works building that's currently located there used to be the old bottleshop, but it looks too new for that. Any old-timers here?

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