Drink Vat Pilsener Beer Tin Sign, Schorr-Kolkschneider Brewing Co, St. Louis, MO. Circa 1935

A beautiful metal sign advertising the Vat Pilsener beer brand from the Schorr-Kolkschneider Brewery in St. Louis, Missouri.   Circa 1915.  The sign advertised the Vat brand as “The Pride of St. Louis”.  The Schorr family was very active in brewing in the United States with breweries in St. Louis, MO, Waterloo, IL, New Orleans, LA, Memphis, TN and Hannibal, MO.   The family started brewing in the 1500’s in Germany.   The Schorr-Kolkschneider brewery was on Natural Bridge Road in North Saint Louis.  This sign is a pre-prohibition era self-framed tin sign.   The brewery did restart in business after prohibition ended, but they eventually were bought out in 1939, at which time, the Schorr Brau, S-K., Vat, and Cabinet brands were all discontinued.