Henry Weinhard Brewery (1905-1928)
The City Brewery (1862-1905)
In 1862, Henry Weinhard, and partner Geo. Bottler, purchased the 10 year old Liberty Brewery of Portland from Henry Saxer, and re-named it the City Brewery. Two years later Bottler sold out and Weinhard became the sole proprietor, and remained so until his death. The history of the City Brewery has been dealt with in many publications over the years and won't be covered here. However, the period from Henry Weinhard's death in 1904, to the merger with Blitz in 1928, hasn't received much attention and is the focus of this piece.
The early years of the brewery is briefly covered in Henry Weinhard's personal biography.