Lion Brewery – Label Fun Casey & Kelly’s Ale

18 February 2010

LionCaseyKellyLabel I know very little about this label other than it is a pre-prohibition label called Casey & Kelly’s Ale bottled by Anton Frank, Wilkes-Barre, PA.  Any info out there?

5 comments (click to read or post):

sam k 18 February, 2010 11:02  

Casey & Kelly were a liquor dealer in Scranton before Prohibition, and their well-told story of success, which included a brewery, can be found here: http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/hotel-casey-symbolized-city-s-affluence-culture-1.400770

mybeerbuzz 18 February, 2010 11:10  

Thanks Sam...how did I know you'd probably know.

JessKidden 19 February, 2010 07:49  

A bit off-topic (still beer tho'!), but the article "sam k" linked to is totally off base re: "Burke's Guinness Stout". E. & J. Burke was an Irish bottling company (Guinness did not bottle) run by relatives of the Guinness family and was given exclusive rights to the US market for their version of bottled Guinness - altho' other bottlers' Guinness would show up here, as well, "Burke's" was in effect the "official" brand.

Burke would actually open a post-Repeal brewery outside NYC, which would later be taken over by Guinness to brew their stout in the US.
http://sites.google.com/site/jesskidden/guinnessinamerica

mybeerbuzz 19 February, 2010 09:27  

wow very interesting. I'll check that out.

sam k 19 February, 2010 22:30  

Yeah Jess, there are other inaccuracies, notably the fact that a lot more breweries were involved in the organization of the Pennsylvania Central Brewing Company than just Casey & Kelly and E. Robinson. It seemed to be a decent overview of the C&K enterprise for all I know, though!

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