Lion Brewery – Label Fun

LionStegLiebotschanerSelectKegLabel Today we stray a little from our tradition bottle label posting to show a Keg Label from Liebotschaner Select Beer.  This label is courtesy of jesskidden and shows the union label, the half-barrel size and the tag “Brewed & Filled by Stegmaier Brewing Co., Wilkes-Barre, PA  Est 1857.

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  1. Note: NOT Cream Ale! Wonder which came first?

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  2. And speaking of Lieb Cream Ale...what happened to its resurrection?

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  3. I alwasy though Cream Ale was first but now I'm not so sure. The last I heard from Lion there was a packaging delay, but I've not heard any details since then. I'll be sure to post when I have additional details.

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  4. Liebotschaner Select Beer came first, I think. I'm pretty sure that the "Cream Ale" didn't exist as a Stegmaier product, butonly once The Lion got the Steg. brand names (the latter also marketed a Lieb "Bock"- IIRC I sent a copy of that label to "mybeerbuzz", as well).

    Liebotschaner Select Beer was Stegmaier's "super-premium" as it were - in 1964 it sold for the $5.50 a case in NJ- compared to Bud at $4.99 and Steg. Gold Medal for $3.80. According to one promo piece (also sent in), it was an all-malt "Munich type" beer.

    The interesting thing is that the "Liebotschaner" name was also used by Genesee for its lager beer brand (also all-malt) right after Repeal. Don't know what, if any, connection between the two brewers using the same name was. Can supply some Genny Lieb. ads if anyone wants to see 'em.

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  5. Thanks Jess....excellent info. The Lieb Bock label is coming up in a few days on mybeerbuzz. Believe it or not, thanks to the contributions of Jesss & other readers, there's actually a backlog of labels & local brewing memorabilia for a week or two. Very exciting so please keep them coming.

    For thos ethat didn't notice already, there's a WB Brewing History link at the bottom of the What's on Tap list so everything we've posted relative to local brewing history has a home so be sure ot check that out.

    I didn't realize Lieb was used by Genny also. I wonder if there was some connection or agreement? And Yes Jess we'd love to post up the Genny Lieb ads!

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