Occasionally you run across a label with a U-type permit without the IRTP statement; an obvious error that the federal label examiner would be quick to jump on. Jody Farra & Phil Myers book The Post Prohibition Brewery Guide 1933-1983 lists the permit numbers that the Treasury Department has on file, but the file is incomplete.Labels which show a U-type permit number but not the brewery of origin can usually be traced by the permit number. Its fun to add to these lists from old beer labels.
So rather than tell you when to enjoy our beers by, we let you decide.
Many permit numbers were dropped during 1936, however exceptions as late as 1941 can be found.
U-type permit labels are generally considered c1933-36.
Here’s a quick guide to interpreting our bottled-on date.
An A-B label, or any collectable for that matter, which lists only St.