~Brewery Gems~



DIRECTORY:  Illustrated Histories of over 70 Western Breweries

(for an alphabetical list - go to the  SITE MAP)


The following breweries are those that I am currently researching. Some are essentially finished, but are frequently updated when additional information is uncovered or images of collectibles are found. Others are still in the early stages of research and composition. Your input is not only welcome - it's encouraged!


Breweries of Leopold F. Schmidt

   Centennial Brewery (1876-1918) of Butte, MT.
   Olympia Brewing Company (1902-2003) of Tumwater, WA - founded as the Capitol Brewing Co.
   (1896-1902).
   Bellingham Bay Brewery  (1902-1916) of Bellingham, WA.
   Whatcom Brewing & Malting (1899-1903) absorbed by the Bellingham Bay Brewery.
   Salem Brewery Association (1903-1943) of Salem, OR.
   Port Townsend Brewing Company (1909-1916) of Port Townsend, WA.
   Acme Brewing Company (1906-1954) of San Francisco, CA. and a subsequent brewery utilizing
  

Breweries of "The House of Hemrich"

   Bay View Brewery (1883-1919) of Seattle, WA - part of the Seattle Brewing & Malting Co.
   Albert Braun Brewing Assn. (1890-1893) of So. Seattle, also part of Seattle Brewing & Malting.
   Claussen-Sweeney Brewery (1883-1916) of Georgetown, main plant of Seattle Brewing & Malting.
   Seattle Brewing & Malting Co. (1893-1916) of Georgetown (So. Seattle).
   Rainier Brewing Co., Inc. (1933-1953) of San Francisco, CA - est. by Louis Hemrich in 1916.
   Hemrich Bros. Brewing Co. (1897-1933) of Seattle.
   Aberdeen Brewing Company (1901-1915) of Aberdeen, WA - est. by Alvin Hemrich.
   Hemrich Brewing Companies (1933-1940) of Seattle.
   Apex Brewing Company (1934-1938) of Seattle - est. by Alvin Hemrich.
   Columbia Breweries, Inc. (1933-1953) of Tacoma - est. by Elmer Hemrich.
   Elmer E. Hemrich's Brewery, Inc. (1935-1940) of Tacoma.
   Claussen Brewing Association (1901-1915) of Seattle - controlled by the Hemrichs by 1906.
   Independent Brewing Co. (1902-1915) of Seattle - controlled by the Hemrichs by 1906.
 

Breweries of Fritz & Emil Sick - "The House of Lethbridge"

   Century Brewery Assn., Inc. (1933-1935) of Seattle, followed by Seattle Brewing & Malting (1935-'57)
   and Sicks' Rainier Brewery (1957-1970).
   Sicks' Brewing Company (1943-1953) of Salem, OR - previously the Salem Brewery Assn.
   Sicks' Century Brewery (1939-1957) of Seattle - previously the Horluck Brewing Co.
   Horluck Brewery (1933-1939) of Seattle - predecessor to Sicks' Century Brewery.
   Rheinlander Brewery, Inc. (1938-1939) of Seattle - previously the Apex Brewing Co.

 

Breweries of Williams Brothers, Inc.

   Silver Springs Brewing Co. (1934-1967) of Port orchard (1934-1950) and Tacoma (1950-1967).
   United Union Breweries (1943-1945) of Tacoma and Walla Walla.
   Pioneer Brewing Company (1944-1951) of Walla Walla - previously of Aberdeen.
  
Mutual Brewing Company (1942-1944) of Ellensburg.
  
DeLuxe Brewing Company (1946-1949) of Wallace, ID - previously the Sunset Mercantile Co.
 

 Tacoma Breweries

   Milwaukee Brewing Co. (1981-1897)
   Pacific Brewing & Malting (1888-1915)
   Columbia Brewing Company (1900-1933)
   Heidelberg Brewing Company (1953-1979)
   Northwest Brewing Co., Inc. (1931-1937)

 

Walla Walla Breweries

   Stahl's City Brewery (1870-1910)
   Walla Walla Brewing Co. (1910-1925)
   Washington Brewing Co. (1925-1933)
   Northwest Brewing Co. (1931-1937)
   United Union Brewery (1937-1945)
   Pioneer Brewing Co. (1945-1951)
   Star Brewery (1869-1910)


Everett Breweries

   Washington Brewing Co. (1900-1904)
   Everett Brewing Co. (1904-1915)


Seattle
Breweries

   Pilsener Brewing Co. (1933-1934)
   Pilsener Brewing Co. of Alaska (1935 -1940)
   Pilsener Brewing Co. of Idaho Falls (1935-1937)
   Spellmire Brewing Co. (1902-1913)
   Washington Brewing Co. (1913-1915)
  

Port Angeles Breweries

   Angeles Brewing & Malting Co. (1901-1913)
   Angeles Brewing Company (1913 -1915)
 


California Breweries

   San Francisco

   Acme Brewing Company (1906-1954)
   Globe Brewing Company (1933-1938)
   S. F. Weiss Beer Brewery (1899-1903)
   Red Lion Brewing Co. (1904-1909)
   Red Lion Ale & Porter Brewing Co. (1909-1911)
   Aug. Lang Brewing Assn. (1911-1913)
   General Brewing Corporation, San Francisco (1933-1978)
   Broadway Brewing Company (1862-1917)
   San Francisco Brewery (1853-1862)
   Hibernia Brewery (1867-1920)
   Mission street Brewery (1860-1867


   San Jose

   Fredericksburg Brewing Co. (1869-1920)

   Salinas

   Salinas Brewery (1874-1891)
   Salinas Brewing Co. (1891-1926)
   Salinas Brewing & Ice Co. (1934-1938)
   Monterey Brewing Co. (1938-1942)


Central City, SD

   Black Hills Brewery (1878-1917)
   Black Hills Products Co. (1917-1927)


Lucky Lager Breweries

   General Brewing Corporation, San Francisco (1933-1978)
   Star Brewery Company, Vancouver, WA (1933-1939)
   Interstate Brewery Company, Vancouver, WA (1939-1985)
   Lucky Brewing Company, Azusa, CA (1949-1963)
   Lucky Lager Brewing Co., Salt Lake City, UT (1957-1967) - previously the Fisher Brewing Co.


Montana Breweries

   Olympia Brewing Co. of Butte (1899-1911)
   Lewistown Brewing Co. (1894-1938)
 

Oregon Breweries

   Henry Weinhard Brewery (1904-1928)
   Salem Brewery Association (1902-1943)

 


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Brewery Gems since 1999


 
 
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