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Oshkosh Brewing Company

Oshkosh Brewing CompanyThe Oshkosh Brewing Company was a brewery formally headquartered in my college town of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It was only until recently that I learned of this brewery and began to uncover some of the company's history. Sadly, the old brewery fell victim to the wrecking ball in 1986 destroying the physical evidence of the company's existence. Only one of the… Continue reading Oshkosh Brewing Company

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History of the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company

The history of the Jos. Schlitz Brewing Company begins before it was called Schlitz. In 1849, George August Krug started and managed a small brewery and saloon in Milwaukee. In 1850 Joseph Schlitz immigrated to the United States and made his home in Milwaukee.  Krug hired Schlitz as the bookkeeper for his prospering little brewery,… Continue reading History of the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company

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My Visit to Schlitz Brewery

Last December my fiancée and I embarked on a most awesome adventure to the former Jos. Schlitz Brewing Company. The old complex is located just off Highway 145 on N. Martin Luther King Drive near downtown Milwaukee. Though many of the old structures associated with the brewery in its operating days have been demolished, quite… Continue reading My Visit to Schlitz Brewery