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Pre-Prohibition Beer Bottle Lamps – Art, History and it Lights Up!

Friday, May 17th, 2013

If you are looking for a cool item to give to the brewer who has everything, check out Peared Creation. They make lamps out of pre-prohibition beer bottles. We were sent one of these lamps to review! The cord is an antique fabric style. The on/off switch is a vintage faucet handle. It gives a nice warm amber light. The lamps use standard 15 watt bulbs and each lamp comes with a spare bulb. Each lamp includes a tag that contains more information about the particular brewery the bottle came from. While the lamps are not cheap, starting at $125, they are unique and offer an authentic and intangible historical component you can’t get at Walmart or Target.

Peared Creation has several designs to choose from:

home brew lamp

lamp with beer bottle

pre prohibition beer bottle lamp

pre prohibition bottle

Peared Creation also has a wide range of pre-prohibition bottles which can be purchased separately from their lamps.  In looking through the selection, they sure don’t make beer bottles like the used to. I like how the brand names are embossed in the glass. It is also interesting to note that there was a larger percentage of clear bottles back then.

I can’t imagine how frustrating the prohibition must have been for brewers! I don’t recognize any of the names of the bottles, probably because they all went out of business. 

I asked Jay at Peared Creation about the possibility of re-packaging home brew into pre-prohibition bottles. His reply: “I wouldn’t trust the bottles to drink out of. Many of them have been in the ground for 100+ years and minerals have been leached in and out of the glass.” 

That’s a bummer, would look cool, but better to err on the side of caution. I’ll keep using the pre-prohibition bottle for a lamp, and stick my my recycled bottles for beer.

By the way, I am trying to talk my wife into letting me keep the lamp in the house.  For right now it is in the shed – works for me.

brew shed lamp

home brewing lamp

Post by Larry

 

  1. One Response to “Pre-Prohibition Beer Bottle Lamps – Art, History and it Lights Up!”

  2. I want one.

    By phil williams on May 17, 2013

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