and its satellite breweries:
Pilsener Brewing Co. of Alaska (1934-1943)
Pilsener Brewing Co. of Idaho Falls (1935-1937)
No label has yet to be found for their Old Broadway Lager brand from Seattle, but they have been found from other of the Fischnaller breweries. They did produce Golden Rhine, Pilsener Pale Beer (label below), and Snowcap Pilsner Beer (also below) before April of '34, when the company was placed in receivership. The plant subsequently closed and re-located to Alaska the following November.
As can be seen on the label (below), the Pilsener Brewing Co. also had a presence in Oregon. They announced plans for construction of a brewery in Portland, and did buy a major interest in the Southern Oregon Brewing Co. of Medford.
The Medford venture nearly succeeded, but it was shut down before any beer made it to market there. However, they did truck in product to Portland from their Seattle plant while waiting for their brew to mature for bottling.
While the Seattle was shuttered in 1934, the distinctive painted frontage remained intact for a number of years. It identified the building as its Seattle Division. This photo was taken in 1937, and was provided by the current owner of the building.
Pilsener Brewing Company of Alaska
Pilsener Brewing Company of Idaho Falls
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