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Early San Diego Breweries

San Diego Brewing Company beerwagons

San Francisco Brewery, 5th near K, 1872 detail
Mayerhoff Brewing Company’s City Brewery c. 1873 stereo
City Brewery, Point Loma and bay in b/g, c. 1873
Philadelphia Brewery, 1874 detail
Garden party at City Brewery, 5th and B, c. 1874 stereo
Magnolia Saloon, 6th & E, 1887 detail
Patrons outside saloon at 14th and K Streets, 1887 detail
Tillman Augustus Burnes, Sr. (left) and Jr. (center)
outside Till A. Burnes saloon, 5th and Island, c 1892
El Paso Saloon, men in hats outside
Brewers with hop & malt bags, 1909 detail
San Diego Brewing Company’s horse-drawn beerwagons detail
San Diego Brewing Company, with horse-drawn wagon detail
San Diego Brewing Company, with motor vehicles, 1914 detail
Mission Brewery, 1915, Washington & Kettner (still standing) detail
Aztec Brewery truck downtown, 1936 detail
Aztec Brewing Company softball team, 1936 (detail shows mural) detail
Aztec Brewing Company, making beer, 1937 detail
Aztec Brewing Company, bottling beer, 1937 detail
Aztec Brewing Company, building 1937 detail
Aztec Brewing Company, bottling beer, 1937 detail
Aztec Brewing Company sign   (note detail silhouettes) detail
Aztec Brewing Company executives, 1937   (from left)
Alvin B. Daniels, brewmaster; H.L. Joffrey, VP or possibly Harold Cates, director; E.P. Baker, president
Aztec Brewing Company interior murals by Jose Moya del Pino detail
El Paso Saloon with poster for Fredericksburg Brewing Co, San Jose


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