Griesedieck Bros, Back Bar Light, St. Louis, MO

Griesedieck Brothers Brewery Back Bar Light

Circa 1940s Griesedieck Bros Lighted Back Bar Sign, St. Louis, MO.  This brewery was in business for many years and was originally called the Griesedieck National Brewery in Saint Louis Missouri.  The Griesedieck family was involved in multiple breweries in St Louis and in Belleville and East St. Louis, Illinois also at one time or another.   There are at least three variations of back bar lights from the GB Brand, one of which is similiar to this one except it shows a shield instead of a heart in the center of the clock.  The family business ran from the late 1800s Pre-Prohibition era and again after prohibition until the 1950s before they were eventually bought out.   For many years the Griesedieck brothers beer was the advertising sponsor of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, and they the beer was so popular it outsold Anheuser Busch and their flagship Budweiser brand in the Saint Louis market.