Beer Case End Display

Beer Case End DisplayMark W. Rummel posted this photo on November 20, 2013 in the Facebook Group “You know you are from Sebewaing, MI when …”.  He saidWant to buy part of an old CBWing Beer case? This is for sale on eBay today, as someone has made a nice wall hanging from some labels, caps and the end of a beer case. It could be yours…”

Here are the comments from the post:

Mike Seibel I think a lot of these beer cases were used to store albums back when people still bought albums.

Mark W Rummel Yep, Mike. And I still have two with drum sticks and stuff from our oldies band days. (Wish I had taken better care of them.)

John Schneider bet those sticks are hickory and are either 16 or 16-1/2″ long….0.551 or 0.580″ dia…… just resting nicely in that beer box……well, that’s how i picture it mark

Mark W Rummel Yep, John, you’re right! Hickory and 16s…

Angela Neuman Moloney Back in the day these were our camping suitcases! Mine was covered in pink stickers. Kinda wish I still had it!

Scott M. Thede I remember going to our grandparents cabin in Curran and the back of the Suburban would be packed tight with case after case filled with clothes, food, and anything else needed for the excursion. All of the kids were allowed one case for clothes. Orange POM and yellow Club boxes were plentiful as I was growing up for storing all kinds of items.

Thank you to Mark W. Rummel for posting the photo and all of those who took the time to comment in Facebook.

The Early Can

Yellow Can2Karen Wasserman posted this photo on November 10, 2013 in the Facebook Group “You know you are from Sebewaing, MI when …”.  She said “Found a neat little surprise when we remodeled our bathroom this past year. These were in the wall.”

Here are the comments from the post:

Thera Heck Harder Great condition and find

Judy Terrill Clarence just y me that you had to have a church key to open these. No pop tops and no twists

Judy Terrill just reminded me

Lori Fisher So the cans are full?

Karen Wasserman No these are empty

Vince Haag Nice!

William Harder Nice

Mark W Rummel At one time (while the Brewery was still open, so maybe it was 1960 or so) they were removing a bathroom wall at The Blade Office (now Jackie’s Upholstery) and there were maybe 50 tan cans in the wall. Apparently some printers would slip into the bathroom with a can, drink it, and drop it in between the studs in the wall. We threw them out, but wish we would have kept them now!

Mark W Rummel @Judy T, when they finally got around to having a pop top on the blue cans, about 1963, they were called “Zip and Sip” and it was another expensive addition for our little brewery. Soon after, short-neck non-return bottles were also added, with screw-off caps.

William Harder If they have no rust on them they go for eighty dollars a piece, blue ones with no rust go for one hundred and fifty dollars

Thank you to Karen Wasserman for posting the photo and all of those who took the time to comment in Facebook.

Cancelled Payroll Check from the Michigan Brewery

Otto Thede Payroll CheckScott M. Thede posted this photo on October 22, 2013 in the Facebook Group “You know you are from Sebewaing, MI when …”.  He said “I have several checks from the brewery with my grandfather, grandmother and father. Here is one of those checks.”

The Michigan Brewery was formerly the Sebewaing Brewery from 1933-1964.  It closed the first time in the spring of 1965.  It reopened under the more popular name of Sebewaing Brewing Company in June 1965.  It would not last and again closed for good in June 1966.

Here are the comments from the post:

Ann Truemner Finkbeiner Hey Scott! Mom said she passed these along to you. What a nice keepsake for you. Hope you had a nice visit while you were “home.” Say HI to Kelly Bencheck when you talk to her next!

Kelly Jo Bencheck Hey Ann!!! He’ll forget so thought I’d say hi here! lol

Ann Truemner Finkbeiner Hi Kelly! Mom said she had a nice visit with your brother. Fun memories of playing hide and go seek with your bro and Brent Kundinger…..days gone by…

Scott M. Thede Hi Ann! I remember you. What great fun and memories! I had a nice visit with your mom, dad, and brother a few weeks ago.

Brent Kundinger Wayne, Bill and Rod…the Three Amigos

Ann Truemner Finkbeiner Lol…to hear dad tell stories is so funny! Especially when him and Wayne went through the shot line for the military…..said Wayne was white as a ghost by the time they got done!

Thanks to all of those who took the time to comment in Facebook.

Brewery Blueprints

BlueprintScott M. Thede posted this photo on October 20, 2013 in the Facebook Group “You know you are from Sebewaing, MI when …”.  He said “How about the first page of several for the blueprints of the Sebewaing Brewing Company! If you want to create a login account on the website, check out “Submission” at the top of the page for instructions so you can add blog articles of your own. The site is brand new as of this month and any help from those who know about the brewery history would help the site. sebewaingbrewingcompany.com Please dig into your handed down or personal photo archives to see what you can find. If I only had taken more pictures when I lived next door to it!”

Here are the comments from the post:

Angela Neuman Moloney Tim Neuman and Thomas Neuman, I’m sure you’ll want to see this…

Mark W Rummel Very cool. Thanks for sharing. And there’s your Grandpa Otto Thede’s house, on the east edge of that property, shown as a “residence.”

Thanks to all of those who took the time to comment in Facebook.

Brewers’ Best Parade Float

Brewers Best Parade FloatScott M. Thede posted this photo on October 20, 2013 in the Facebook Group “You know you are from Sebewaing, MI when …”.  He saidHere is a photo of the Brewers’ Best campaign for the Sebewaing Brewing Company from about 1947. This was a float in the Sugar Festival parade I believe. If you have any photos of the inside or outside of the brewery, please send them my way at scott@mielvis.com. I have a website for the Sebewaing Brewery at sebewaingbrewingcompany.com. There are lots more items on the site. If your photo is put on the website, I will make sure you get the credit. Please check it out!”

Here are the comments from the post:

Janet Fuerst Reithel I posted a picture of the outside of the brewery on this site on October 6, 2011.

Scott M. Thede I will look for it on that date. Thank you so much Janet!

Scott M. Thede Found it, thank you. Is it ok to put it up on the website with a credit to you?

Janet Fuerst Reithel No problem!

JimConnie Bunke You might want to go through the photos here. There are quite a few photos related to the brewery. Photos of postcards, photos of the brewery, photos of items related to the brewery have been posted here.

Scott M. Thede I will do just that. Thank you Connie.

Mark W Rummel Great photo, Scott, which I’ve never seen before. Also a good view of Eisengruber’s Restaurant (which I hadn’t seen before either.) I believe that’s a 1947 Chevy coupe, so your dating sounds right.

Dan J. Rummel I don’t think this is Sebewaing.

Dan J. Rummel I can see barber pole for Sharpsteens Barber shop, so maybe it is.

Alice Pommerenke Sugar Festival started at later date but years ago we had a Dairy Day and another -senior moment – can’t remember. Oh yeah, we had home comings and 4th of July celebrations.

Alice Pommerenke *Dan – it is Sebewaing – you’re right bout the barber pole

Thera Heck Harder Scott I have one with my grandma who worked at the brewery I can put on here

Scott M. Thede Yes please and thank you. I know of two women though I am sure there were more that worked there. I’d love to see it. Thank you!

Thera Heck Harder Ruth Eisengruber she was a secretary

Scott M. Thede Now I know of three!

Thera Heck Harder yup

Julie Meyer Kaczorowski Love this pic. Our old paint store isn’t even there yet! (Riverside paint, Schnepp’s, now Bills dentistry)

Thera Heck Harder

Thera Heck Harder's photo.

Scott M. Thede Florence Thede and Francis Barnes are the other two.

Thera Heck Harder

Thera Heck Harder's photo.

Thera Heck Harder Sorry bad picture was copying it from phone

Scott M. Thede No problem I can patch them together. What is the date?

Thera Heck Harder I believe she worked there between the 50s to 1960 ???

Thera Heck Harder I believe she worked until it

Closed ??

Thera Heck Harder So maybe late fifties to the mid sixties

Scott M. Thede OK, thank you. What is the date of the newspaper obituary?

Thera Heck Harder I’ll get back to you on thisThera Heck Harder I think it’s September 20 or 21 of 1983.

Scott M. Thede Ok thank you.

Thera Heck Harder Yup

Thanks to all of those who took the time to comment in Facebook.