11 Facts About Ballantine Ale


Ballantine Ale and Sons Brewing Company was an American brewery founded in 1840, making Ballantine Ale one of the oldest brands of beer in the United States.

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Ballantine Ale rented an old brewing site which had dated back to 1805.

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Around 1850, Ballantine bought out his partner and purchased land near the Passaic River to brew his ale.

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Ballantine Ale added a second brewery location, in Newark, in order to brew lager beer to fill out the company product line.

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Peter Ballantine Ale died in 1883 and his eldest son had died just a few months earlier.

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The Ballantine Ale family continued to own the brewing company all throughout Prohibition.

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In 1933, after Prohibition was lifted, the Ballantine Ale company was acquired by two brothers, Carl and Otto Badenhausen.

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Ballantine Ale Beer was the first television sponsor of the New York Yankees.

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Ballantine Ale Beer enjoyed a high level of success into the early 1960s by the mid-sixties, the brand began losing popularity.

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Ballantine Ale logo is three interlocking rings, a design known as the Borromean rings.

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In some advertising campaigns in the mid-1900s, Peter Ballantine Ale was referred to as "Three-Ring Pete"; however, it is unknown if this was his nickname when he was alive.

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