As Milwaukee is known as the beer capital of United states. These are some of the people that had a hand that made Milwaukee famous for making beer. Enjoy the list.
The family settled in the Kilbourntown section of Milwaukee and set up a brewery and distillery. The brewing business grew and prospered and control was passed along to two of his sons. The business later became the Pabst Brewing Company.
Frederick J. Miller was a determined young brewer who settled in Milwaukee and purchased the Plank Road Brewery where he founded Miller Brewing Company in 1855. He brewed his delicious beer using yeast that he carried in his pocket from Europe.
Upon coming to Milwaukee in 1855, Schlitz worked in the brewery of August Krug. When Krug died, Schlitz took over management of the brewery for Krug's widow, Anna Marie whom he married. After a new brewery was built in 1874, the company was reorganized and incorporated as the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. While returning to Germany for a visit, Schlitz tragically lost his life at sea off the coast of England.
Blatz purchased a brewery and later expanded the buildings until they covered more than four city blocks. In 1874, he produced Milwaukee's first bottled beer. The company was incorporated in 1889 as the Valentin Blatz Brewing Company. Blatz was also prominent in banking, railroad promotion and real estate.
Working as a Great Lakes steamer captain, Pabst met the prominent Milwaukee brewer Phillip Best. He married Best's daughter and invested his savings in the business. After Best's retirement, Pabst and another son-in-law, Emil Schandein, built the brewery into the nation's largest, eventually becoming the Pabst Brewing Company. Among his many contributions to Milwaukee's social and cultural life was the Pabst Theater.
Nice little history lesson! H5!
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Where to Laverne and Shirley fit into all of this?
Great job on this list.
Smooth title and great list.Thank you for the information so well done.h5
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Good job on this list. Good job on this research. H5.
Excellent list of people who started breweries in milwaukee wisconsin! High Five!
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