Van Merritt Brewing Co. – WI 47g

Van Merritt Brewing Co. opened in 1953 and closed in 1955 it was open for 2 years. Breweries that are only open for a couple of years like this did not have a long time to produce advertising and collectibles so they tend to be more scarce than breweries with more longevity. Breweries that started up right after Prohibition was repealed, up to around the 1950s are the last group that represent highly collectible and valuable Breweriana for the most part. The period after Prohibition was when cans became popular so some of the rarest and most desirable cans come from this period. For cans to be very valuable they need to be rare, and in very good condition in most cases. Van Merritt Brewing Co. was located in Burlington, WI, which only had 4 breweries, so there are not many that that were producing breweriana items. Local collectors may pay a small premium over national or general collectors because of a lack of local items.

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    Breweries listed under Burlington, WI 47

    Brewery IDBrewery NameStart DateEnd Date
    WI 47aAnton Finke Brewery18651873
    WI 47bWilliam J. Finke Brewery18731884
    WI 47cW. J. Finke & Co. Brewery18841897
    WI 47d John Uhen Brewing Co.18971920
    WI 47eBurlington Cereal Products Co. Brewery19201933
    WI 47fBurlington Brewing Co.19331953
    WI 47gVan Merritt Brewing Co.19531955
    WI 47hWisconsin Brewing Co19551957

    Breweries listed under Burlington, WI

    Brewery IDBrewery NameStart DateEnd Date
    WI 47aAnton Finke Brewery18651873
    WI 48Francis G. Klein & Co. Brewery18911901
    WI 49Jacob Muth Sr. Brewery18521872
    WI 50Old Dutch Brewing Co.19341934