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Besley's Waukegan Brewing Co. of Waukegan, Illinois, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1840 - 1853 Sheip 306 South Utica Street
1853 - 1865 William Besley 306 South Utica Street
1853 - 1854 Plank Road Brewery (Aka of William Besley) 306 South Utica Street
1865 - 1868 William Besley & Sons 306 South Utica Street
1868 - 1913 Besley's Waukegan Ale Brewing Company 306 South Utica Street
1913 - 1916 Waukegan Brewing Co. 306 South Utica Street
  • The Fate of the Brewery building is unknown

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16th July 1808    

William Besley, pioneer brewer of Waukegan Illinois, was born.

1840     FoundedSheip306 South Utica Street

1853     Plank Road Brewery (Aka of William Besley)306 South Utica Street

1865     William Besley & Sons306 South Utica Street

Products

Lager Beer
1865-1868
Pale Cream Ale
1865-1868
Stock Ale
1865-1868

1868     Besley's Waukegan Ale Brewing Company306 South Utica Street

Products

Besley's Export Beer
1868-1913
Besley's Hime Brew
1868-1913
Besley's Waukegan Sparkling Pale Ale
1868-1913
Extra Pale Ale
1868-1913
Extra Porter
1868-1913
Home Brew Beer
1868-1913
India Pale Ale
1868-1913
Malt Essence
1868-1913
Old Heidelberg Style Beer
1868-1913
Waukegan Special
1868-1913
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1886    

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1888    

News

23rd December 1897    

William Besley, pioneer brewer of Waukegan Illinois, Died after breaking his hip in November. He was 89 years of age.

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Circa: 23rd December 1897    

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Circa: 1900    

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Circa: 1901    

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Circa: 1905    

1913     Waukegan Brewing Co.306 South Utica Street

1916 ClosedWaukegan Brewing Co.