Sure, beer can have the reputation as a guy’s drink (think Homer Simpson), but as these examples from the Button Museum can attest, ladies and beer have a long history together.
Clockwise from top right:
1. Valley Forge Beer button from the 1940’s/1950’s. The beer survived Prohibition and was brewed up into the 1980’s.
2. Early 1900’s “Oh Be Jolly” button from Van Nostrand’s Bunker Hill Brewery’s P.B. Ale. These dog buttons advertised the same brew.
3. 1940’s/1950’s square button for Stegmaier‘s Gold Medal beer. The beer was named for the awards received in tastings in Antwerp, Rome and Vienna in 1911 and 1913.
4. Turn of the century Miller High Life button featuring Lucy, “the girl in the moon,” on the button and fob attachment. Lucy’s still around– check out this write-up of Miller’s update of her.
A fan of ladies who actually make beer (not just advertise for it)? Check out buttons for Craft Beer Week celebrating Real Women of Craft Beer.