Saint Claire Brewing Company
"Black and White", "St. Claire Ale", "Steinbrau"
The Saint Claire Brewing Company was a San Jose brewery, opened just after the repeal of prohibition in 1933. The company began selling beer on Saturday, December 9, 1933.
The company may have disappeared as early as 1936 when it was sued by a supplier of some of its equipment.
San Jose: 1090 West San Salvador Street. 1936
- St. Claire Beer: December 8, 1933 San Jose Evening News. Advertised stores selling beer and had photos of the mission-style front.
- San Jose Beer To Again Be Put On The Market: November 14, 1933 Santa Cruz Sentinel
- San Jose Brewers Sued For Equipment: June 20, 1936 Santa Cruz Sentinel. "San Francisco: The George J. Meyer Manufacturing company of Cudahy, Wis, brought suit in federal court here today to seek to recover $19,000 worth of equipment from the St. Claire Brewing Company of San Jose. The manufacturing company sold the equipment to the brewery under a conditional sales contract, David Livingston, attorney, declared. He said the brewery had defaulted."