DIRECTORY OF WESTERN BREWERIES
(for a complete alphabetical list see 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.
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.
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.
Silver Springs Brewing Co. (1934-1967) of Port orchard (1934-1950) and Tacoma (1950-1967).
Milwaukee Brewing Co. (1981-1897)
Stahl's City Brewery (1870-1910)
Washington Brewing Co. (1900-1904)
Pilsener Brewing Co. (1933-1934)
Angeles Brewing & Malting Co. (1901-1913)
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
Fredericksburg Brewing Co. (1869-1920)
Central City, SD
Black Hills Brewery (1878-1917)
Lucky Lager Breweries General Brewing Corporation, San Francisco (1933-1978)
Olympia Brewing Co. of Butte (1899-1911)
Henry Weinhard Brewery (1904-1928)