Posted on 09/03/2014

Photo taken on September  1, 2014


San Jacinto
Eastisde Beer
Charles Chambers

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Ice & Beer

Ice & Beer
The signage reads:
San Jacinto Ice Co.
Phone 660
Distributor --- Eastside Beer

San Jacinto Ice was founded by Charles E. Chambers (who also owned San Jacinto’s Charles E. Chambers Lumber Company and co-owned, with H.S. Roach, the local electric company, built in 1897). Just so you have an even better picture of how Charles did business: the electric and ice companies were built right next door to each other.

Eastside Beer was created, in 1907 in Los Angeles, by Bavarian immigrant George Zobelein, and soon became one of the town’s leading brands. The brewery was located downtown, next to the Los Angeles River, on the site which is now called The Brewery Art Colony. Eastside survived Prohibition by reducing its alcohol content to 0.5% (the limit imposed by the Volstead Act) and returning to full strength in 1933. But in 1948 Pabst Blue Ribbon bought the brewery and Eastside lost market share (despite an attempt to revive it). Zobelein, however, had invested his profits in other things (including an apartment complex at the corner of Flower St. and W. 38th St.). I lived there once, completely unaware of the things that beer money could buy.

S. Pico Ave. at W. 5th St., San Jacinto, California

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