Ballantine XXX Ale

Title

Ballantine XXX Ale

Subject

Alcoholic Beverages
Beer

Description

P. Ballantine & Sons Brewing Company was based in Newark, NJ. After the Prohibition era the company was bought by the Badenhausen brothers, who popularized the brand. At its peak in the 1940s and 50s, XXX was the third most popular beer in the US. However, in the 60s, its popularity began to decline and though it is still produced by Pabst today, it is not the original recipe. This can design was used for a few decades and since our can is so rusty it is hard to determine an exact date. Given that it was found with other cans dating to the 50s, that is a reasonable assumption for the date.
The can conveniently has the address of the brewery, 295 Madison Avenue, New York, NY.

Publisher

Phoenix Project

Date

1935-1950s?

Contributor

Emmett Cantkier

Format

Weight: 84g
Height: 122mm
Diameter: 66mm

Type

Metal
Steel

Identifier

a882 ACC 153

Coverage

CCU 170

Collection

Citation

“Ballantine XXX Ale,” The Phoenix Project , accessed June 17, 2024, https://martaphoenixproject.gsuanthropology.com/items/show/147.

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