Here is the history of some of the Pennsylvania breweries from back in the old days. The following pages sorted by region will give a detailed histories about pre-prohibition and post prohibition breweries across the State of Pennsylvania. There are also pages that outline what prohibition in the state of PA was like from 1920 to 1933 as well as some history of the prominent local bootleggers like Max Hassel.
Click the “Sign Manufacturers” button below to view the history of various local sign manufacturers that created signs for PA breweries used in their marketing efforts. Sign Manufacturers like Gillco, Biolite, PAM, and Permanent Signs & Display are just a few of the many manufacturers that produced signs with amazing graphics for breweries across the state.