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Trade Names for the brewery at 1400/1404 Story Avenue, Louisville, KY:
Franz Rettig started a brewery in Eastern Louisville along Beargrass Creek 1865-1868
(Henry) Kast and (George) Stoepler 1868-1873
Chas. Hartmetz & Bro. (John) 1873-1877
John Hartmetz moves to Evansville, IN and starts what would become the Evansville Brewing Association 1877
Charles Hartmetz 1877-1884
Hartmetz & Oertel 1884-1888
Charles Hartmetz dies 1888
Brewing continues as a partnership between Madgalena Hartmetz (Charles's widow) and brewmaster John Frederick Oertel 1888-1892
Oertel buys out Madgalena Hartmetz in 1892
John Fred Oertel 1892-1906
AKA; Butchertown Brewery 1892-1918
John F. Oertel Co. 1906-1918
Brewery operations shut down by Kentucky State Prohibition in 1918
Issued permit L-?? allowing production of non-alcoholic beverages 1918
The Oertel Company, Inc. 1918-1936
Issued Permit number U-KY-602 for the operation of a Brewery 1933
Oertel Brewing Co., Inc. 1936-1967
Closed in 1967
The fate of the brewery buildings is unknown.

Products:
Oertel's Pilsner Beer  1936 - 1936
Oertels Real Lager Beer  1936 - 1936
Little Brown Jug Ale  1936 - 1939
Oertel's Cream Ale  1936 - 1939
Oertels '92 Lager Beer  1936 - 1950
SpeciaL Cream Ale  1936 - 1950
Oertel's 92 Bock  1936 - 1960
Oertel's 92 Beer  1936 - 1968
Thorobred Malt Liquor  1960 - 1968
 
 
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