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Without their breweriana knowledge, expertise and commitment to preserving brewing history in Pennsylvania, what you see at Otto’s simply would not exist!
We own a special debt of gratitude to Rich Wagner who not only photographed many of the items but also wrote a “historical brief” for each of them.
Bergner & Engel was the third largest brewer in the U. This was a time when the brewing industry was experiencing incredible growth and despite doubling their capacity, Bergner & Engel dropped to being in the top twelve producers nationally.
Ten years later the brewery was producing just under 800 barrels per year.
Dubois was famous for their Budweiser and probably was the last brewery to have a brand by that name.
They were taken to court in the 1960s by A-B, which claimed they owned the exclusive rights to the name. Three years later it joined with fourteen other breweries to become part of the Independent Brewing Co. This combine was formed to compete with the Pittsburgh Brewing Company, formed in 1899 and consisting of twenty-one branches.
In the 1940s there was ongoing friction between the AFL Teamsters and the CIO for control of brewery workers.
In 1952, long steel and coal strikes were followed by a four-month strike by brewery workers all of which may have been responsible for the demise of Chartiers Valley, Homestead, and First National branches.
They were the last of Philadelphia’s Prohibition survivors to close in 1987, which marked the first time in over 300 years the city was without a brewery.