Friday, February 15, 2013

Wayne Brewing New Stubby Bottle

-Wayne Brewing ad in Erie Dispatch-Herald October 15, 1936
The Wayne Brewing Company had a brewery at 1701 Parade Street in Erie, PA for many years. 

The stubby Wayne Brew Pilsener Beer 12 ounce bottles were introduced in 1936. They had wooden crates scaled to the size of the 6.5" bottle so they could be easily loaded onto delivery trucks; take-out 24 packs had a different carrier. Wayne Brewing items are highly collectible, and are often seen in antique shops and on eBay. 

Wayne Brewing had at least six main buildings in its heyday. The bottling house was located on the northeast corner of East 17th and Parade. The main complex was on East 17th Street behind the two buildings on the southeast corner of East 17th and Parade. 

Enjoy more historic facts and photos of Erie, PA at Old Time Erie


  1. I just purchased a few Wayne Brewing Company coasters...and I'm really interested in the history of this company. Do you have any more information?

    1. Funny you should ask...I had a couple of exterior shots of the Wayne Brewery in my recent Old Time Erie powerpoint presentation at the public library. I will write another article about the brewery as soon as I get more facts and stats. Stay tuned.