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The trouble is they look more like hieroglyphics to beer drinkers, and most makers don’t decipher them for consumers. The next four digits are the day and year the beer was first brewed, and the last two letters are the state code where it was brewed.But with the help of industry insiders and analysts, we cracked the codes, studying bottles purchased across the country to determine the key dates for 18 big brews. So you may want to stay away from that fifty cent close-out special at the local liquor store marked M0787DE.About 13,000 bottles (from both furnaces) could be produced daily, or about 3,000,000 per season. Large as the production was, it didn't supply the requirements of the two largest breweries of Milwaukee.The quality of goods manufactured was considered equal to the best in the United States.By May, 1880, the works, consisting of two separate buildings, was near completion. The factories were started up on a test basis during the summer, but the start of regular produced was scheduled for September 1.The two furnaces were small, and probably in separate buildings as stated, in light of later developments. It was noted The opening of the glass works (No.1 and No. Chase may have made this move to obtain finances, or he may merely have been allowing others to share in Milwaukee's first glass making venture.
To identify when bottles and cans need to be yanked from the shelves, many brewers imprint them with cryptic letters and numbers that distributors can translate.Lincoln Avenue and 1st Street ( then just south of the city limits, and west of Bay View, on the Kinnickinnic Creek).The Chase farm also had the two key ingredients already available to make glass, sand and fuel, from the brick making business. The normal glass blowing season, or "blast" ran from September thru June, because as the Sentinel puts it, "the blowers will not work during July and August".Many collectors believe that the only Wisconsin glass works existed in Milwaukee, not true. Hamilton's article, "The Omro Glass Company", from Badger History, there existed at least two different (? The following was provided to The Cream City Courier some years back by member Don Mericle.Three miles from Omro, a superior quality of glass sand has been found.