Val Blatz-Peoria, Illinois
Embossing on this clear blob top bottle reads, ”VAL BLATZ BREWING CO. PEORIA, ILL.” Val Blatz dealt with a lot of adversity. In 1874, his Kenosha malt houses burned down. Later that year, the iron pillars in the malt and storage facility gave way, ruining everything. But he kept striving, never once thinking of quitting.