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Barbeys Inc. of Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1859 - 1861 (Peter) Barbey & (Abraham) Peltzer 647/649 Penn Street
1861 - 1869 Peter Barbey 647/649 Penn Street
1869 - 1880 Peter Barbey Hockley & North River Streets
1880 - 1920 P. Barbey & Son (Aka of P. Barbey & ... Hockley, West Elm and Gordon Streets
1888 - 1920 Peter Barbey & Son Hockley, West Elm and Gordon Streets
1933 - 1951 Barbey's Inc. Hockley, West Elm and Gordon Streets
1951 - 1970 Sunshine Brewing Company Hockley, West Elm and Gordon Streets
1961 - 1963 Falcon Brewing Company (Aka of Sunshine Brewi... Hockley, West Elm and Gordon Streets
1962 - 1968 Muhlheim Brewing Company (Aka of Sunshine Bre... Hockley, West Elm and Gordon Streets
1963 - 1965 Hatfield-McCoy Brewing Company (Aka of Sunshi... Hockley, West Elm and Gordon Streets
1964 - 1966 Jamaica Brewing Company (Aka of Sunshine Brew... Hockley, West Elm and Gordon Streets
1967 - 1968 Playmate Brewing Company (Aka of Sunshine Bre... Hockley, West Elm and Gordon Streets
1967 - 1970 Esslinger Brewing Company (Aka of Sunshine Br... Hockley, West Elm and Gordon Streets
1967 - 1968 Ruppert Brewing Co. (Aka of of Sunshine Brewi... Hockley, West Elm and Gordon Streets
1968 - 1970 Bavarian Brewing Company (Aka of Sunshine Bre... Hockley, West Elm and Gordon Streets
  • The Fate of the Brewery building is unknown
  • U-Permit Number :   PA-U-300
  • L-permit Number :  

Timeline

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9th November 1825    

Peter Jacob Barbey is born in Dierbach, Canton Bergzabern, Bayern, Germany. The Brewery he establishes in Reading Pennsylvania will later lose a lawsuit to Hugh Hefner.

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19th October 1850    

John Barbey, the "Son" in Peter Barbey & Son Brewery, is born.

1859     Founded(Peter) Barbey & (Abraham) Peltzer647/649 Penn Street

1861     Peter Barbey647/649 Penn Street

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Circa: 1867    

1869     Peter BarbeyHockley & North River Streets

1880     P. Barbey & Son (Aka of P. Barbey & Son)Hockley, West Elm and Gordon Streets

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Circa: 1888    

1888     Peter Barbey & SonHockley, West Elm and Gordon Streets

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15th February 1897    

Peter Jacob Barbey died in Reading at age 71. He headed the Peter Barbey & Son Brewery for nearly 40 years.

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Circa: 1900    

1933     Barbey's Inc.Hockley, West Elm and Gordon Streets

Products

Franklin Beer
1935-1938
Sunshine Ale
1933-1951
Sunshine Bock
1933-1951
Sunshine Porter
1933-1951
Sunshine Bavarian Beer
1933-1950
Sunshine Beer
1933-1951
Sunshine Cream Ale
1933-1936
Sunshine Extra Light Beer
1933-1950
Sunshine Light Beer
1933-1950
Sunshine Porter
1933-1936
Sunshine Sparkling Ale
1933-1936
Sunshine Special Dark Beer
1933-1951
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Begin: 1933     End 1951

1933 - 1951
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Begin: 1933     End 1951

1933 - 1951
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24th February 1939    

John Barbey died. He was the manager of the Peter Barbey & Son Brewery for over two decades.  He nursed the factory through Prohibition and reopened it in 1933 as Barbey's Inc. He w... View More

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1939    

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22nd June 1951    

Barbey’s Brewery at Elm and Gordon Streets, Reading, Pennsylvania was sold to Henry F. Ortlieb Brewing Co. of Philadelphia.
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1951    

1951     Sunshine Brewing CompanyHockley, West Elm and Gordon Streets

Products

Big Apple Beer
1964-1970
Ko?nig Beer
1962-1965
Muhlheim Beer
1964-1970
Playmate Beer
1967-1968
Playmate Malt Liquor
1967-1968
Royal Farms Beer
1956-1959
Shopwell Beer
1966-1969
Sunshine Bock
1951-1970
Sunshine Ale
1951-1965
Sunshine Beer
1951-1970
Sunshine Deluxe Beer
1956-1963
Sunshine Porter
1951-1955
Town & Country Beer
1960-1962
Town & Country Malt Liquor
1959-1965
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Circa: 1958    

News

29th June 1960    

The Sunshine Brewing Company began advertising their new brand Town & Country Malt Liquor.

1961     Falcon Brewing Company (Aka of Sunshine Brewing Co.)Hockley, West Elm and Gordon Streets

Products

Dobre Pivo Beer
1961-1963

1962     Muhlheim Brewing Company (Aka of Sunshine Brewing Co.)Hockley, West Elm and Gordon Streets

Products

Muhlheim Beer
1962-1968

1963     Hatfield-McCoy Brewing Company (Aka of Sunshine Brewing Co.)Hockley, West Elm and Gordon Streets

Products

Mountain Brew Beer
1963-1965

1964     Jamaica Brewing Company (Aka of Sunshine Brewing Co.)Hockley, West Elm and Gordon Streets

Products

Jamaica Sun Beer
1964-1966

1967     Ruppert Brewing Co. (Aka of of Sunshine Brewing Co.)Hockley, West Elm and Gordon Streets

Products

Ruppert Knickerbocker Beer
1967-1969

1968     Bavarian Brewing Company (Aka of Sunshine Brewing Co.)Hockley, West Elm and Gordon Streets

Products

Bavarian Bock
1938-1952
Bavarian Draft Beer
1938-1952
Bavarian Master Beer
1938-1952
Bavarian's Old Style Bock
1933-1954
Bavarian's Old Style Beer
1933-1954
Bavarian's Select Beer
1950-1957
Bull n' Barrel Beer
1968-1970
Cincinnati's Pride Beer
1933-1939
Gerbrau Beer
1968-1970
Riedlin's Select Ale
1933-1939
Riedlin's Select Beer
1933-1939
Schott Ale
1945-1950

1970 ClosedSunshine Brewing Company