Beer In Ads #2366: A Tower Of Strength


Saturday’s ad is from Pabst, from 1898. Many brewers made other related products besides beer, notably malt extract, to be used primarily in cooking as an ingredient in breads and desserts and even as a tonic. According to Briess, which still offers it today. “What is Malt Extract? Malt can be further processed to produce liquid or dried sweeteners called Malt Extracts.” They were essentially “the original starch- or grain-based sweetener.” Many brewers survived prohibition making malt extract, both for legal uses and for homebrewing, but Pabst was making and advertising decades before. In this ad, a big bottle of Pabst Malt Extract towers over iconic world landmarks, making it a tower of strength “of special value, as it combines both Tonic and Nutritive Properties.”

Pabst-brewing-1898-bottle

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