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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Vintage Beer Can: Western Beer

Pulled this pull-top out of the garage to share with you, ‘cuz you’re geeky like that. Western Beer, not to be confused with Great Western Beer, was brewed by Minnesota‘s Cold Spring Brewing from about 1969 through 1990 (according to Tavern Trove).

Anyone know what the Native American-ish / ranch-style markings mean? I’ll get the hard one out of the way and say CS and water symbol means Cold Spring. How ’bout the others?


Here’s what their even earlier, bottle labels looked like:

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