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Old 06-26-2011, 04:19 PM   #1
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I think it's sad and fascinating what our country went through during prohibition. But if it wasn't for that and the rise of the mega breweries, we would not have the diversity of beer we have today. I would love to find a list of breweries still open today that survived prohibition. I know of a few like anchor, yuengling and genesee. Does anyone know of others?

Any recipes would be welcome too. I think it's kind of fun to replicate these old recipes like steam beer and cream ale.

i.e.
WURTZBURGER (Blue Ribbon Malt-during prohibition)
Take 2 gals. of water, 2½ oz. hops, 3 oz. bruised licoric root, 1 oz.
ground ginger, ½ lb. prunes (seeded) and boil for 30-40 minutes, then add
2 1-2 lbs. Blue Ribbon Malt Extract and 1½ lbs. sugar. Boil altogether 5
minutes, strain and add 3 gals. boiled water. ferment.

came with the following warning...

W A R N I N G.
Be sure to comply with your prohibition laws. If your territory is dry, do
not add yeast; yeast will create alcohol; without yeast you will have a snappy, healthful non-alcoholic, hop-flavored drink.

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Old 06-26-2011, 04:35 PM   #2
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The Tennessee Brewery, here in Memphis, survived prohibition and made Goldcrest Beer. The brewery shut down in the 50's when most every other business in downtown Memphis shutdown. The building is still there and in good structural standing. You can sneak onto the property and take a tour of the brewery but you risk trespassing charges and death by hobo if you do.
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Iroquios Brewery in Buffalo NY survived prohibition but now is defuncted, FX Matt in Utica NY which brews the Saranac brand along with Utica Club and they also do some contract brewing

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POC in Cleveland,OH,Duquesne,Carling Black label,to name a few. Falstaff was another one,Schaefer...Here's a wiki link for Duquesne;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duquesne_Brewing_Company
Here's one for what's become of Carling;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carling
Duquesne bought out the rights to POC in Cleveland,then dissolved in 1972. What a waste...no more Duke or POC.
And hudepohl-schoenling...anyone remember Little Kings Cream Ale?;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudepohl_Brewing_Company
Thought a little history in this thread would be nice.
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Adler Brau in Appleton Wisconsin

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Straub in St. Mary's, PA survived and is still in operation.

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I loved Little Kings. I actually have a cream ale in the carboy right now though it is a Genesee clone. I'm reading about Lemp Brewery from St. Louis at the moment which produced Falstaff. That is a tragic story...

I'll have to research everything everyone posted now...

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Falls City in Louisville Kentucky

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Or iron city;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_City_Brewing_Company
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Most of the big yellow fizzy breweries survived prohibition by doing something other than making beer. (making malted milk, ice cream whatever they could) The coolest old brewery I have ever seen in Yuengling. If you haven't seen it you have to and get them to tell some of the stories about the prohibition era, you will love it.

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