Please use the link at the right to email me, John Warnik, host and publisher/owner of  I’ll be happy to answer your questions.  I’m looking for additional contributors and stories about your finds and collections.

Cheers and be well!


John Warnik 

ABA# 4205   BCCA # 35551

John started collecting beer cans in the mid 1970’s like so many others. About the time commercial brewing returned to Chicago by way of Goose Island Brewing Company, he began to focus on acquiring quality vintage beer signs from long gone Chicago breweries and brands.

Since 2005, John has served as the editor and publisher of The Pilsner – the official newsletter of the Chicagoland Breweriana Society, a chapter of the American Breweriana Association (ABA ).  He’s past president of the Chapter.   He’s currently vice-president of the Monarch chapter, and publisher editor of Monarch newsletter.  Monarch is a chapter of (NABA), the National Association of Breweriana Advertising.

In 2020, John rejoined the Brewery Collectibles Club of America (BCCA) and the Prison City Chapter.  Recently retired, John has spent over twenty five years working and volunteering in IT, and program and project management for numerous Chicago area non-profits and associations. 

Please consider joining the ABA, BCCA, and NABA, and supporting these  associations through membership, both nationally and by way of their local chapters.

Cheers, thanks for visiting, and Happy Collecting!