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C. L. Centlivre Brewing Co. of Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1862 - 1893 Charles L. Centlivre, French Brewery West & East Canal Feeder, Lima Plank road, North of St. Mary's River
1893 - 1918 C. L. Centlivre Brewing Co. Spy Run Avenue
1918 - 1933 Centlivre Beverage Co. (Aka of Centlivre Ice ... Spy Run Avenue
1918 - 1933 Centlivre Ice & Storage Co. Spy Run Avenue
1933 - 1961 Centlivre Brewing Corporation 2501-2531 Spy Run Avenue
1961 - 1973 Old Crown Brewing Corporation 2501-2531 Spy Run Avenue
1962 - 1970 Renner Co. (Aka of Old Crown Brewing Co.) 2501-2531 Spy Run Avenue
  • Charles Louis Centlivre, born in France 1827 - Jan. 13, 1894.
  • U-Permit Number :   IND-U-738A
  • L-permit Number :  

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27th September 1827    

Charles Louis Centlivre was born in Valdien, Haut-Rhin, France.  he was the oldest of the five children of Louis C. Centlivre, a cooper. Both Charles and his brother Frank apprenticed und... View More

1862     FoundedCharles L. Centlivre, French BreweryWest & East Canal Feeder, Lima Plank road, North of St. Mary's River

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6th January 1877    

The Fort Wayne Daily News reports that as of today Charles Centlivre has 524 barrels of beer lagering in his cellars.

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18th June 1878    

The C. L. Centlivre Brewery of Fort Wayne, Indiana sponsored a boat race, as reported in the Fort Wayne Daily News.

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Begin: 1893     End 1918

1893 - 1918

1893     C. L. Centlivre Brewing Co.Spy Run Avenue

Products

Bohemian Beer
1893-1918
Bottle Beer
1893-1918
C. L. Centlivre Export Beer
1893-1918
C. L. Centlivre Nickel Plate Beer
1893-1918
C. L. Centlivre Nickel Plate Special Beer
1893-1918
C. L. Centlivre Special
1893-1918
Classic Beer
1893-1918
Classic Beer
1893-1918
Fort Wayne Export Beer
1893-1918
Fort Wayne Old Reliable Beer
1893-1918
Hof-Bräu Beer
1893-1918
Hof-Bräu Pale Beer
1893-1918
Munchener Style Beer
1893-1918
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Begin: 1901     End 1918

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Circa: 1905    

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Circa: 1910    

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28th July 1917    

The Centlivre Brewing Co. of Fort Wayne, Indiana begins selling "That's It" cereal beverage.

1918     Centlivre Ice & Storage Co.Spy Run Avenue

Products

Centlivre Birch Beer
1918-1933
That's It!
1918-1933

1933     Centlivre Brewing Corporation2501-2531 Spy Run Avenue

Products

''Little Nick" Nickel Plate Beer
1933-1950
Alps Brau Beer
1955-1960
Bock Beer
1933-1936
Centlivre Bock Beer
1933-1936
Centlivre Classic 1962 Beer
1933-1950
Centlivre Classic Beer
1933-1950
Centlivre Nickel Plate Beer
1933-1950
Centlivre Nickel Plate Bock Beer
1933-1950
Centlivre Old Reliable Beer
1933-1936
Centlivre Picnic Pack Draft Beer
1933-1950
Classic Beer
1935-1942
Nickel Plate Bock Beer
1933-1950
Old Crown Ale
1933-1950
Old Crown Beer
1933-1950
Old Crown Bock Beer
1933-1950
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Begin: 1933     End 1940

1933 - 1940
1937Capacity 125000 Barrels
1939Capacity 125000 Barrels
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15th February 1942    

Louis A. Centlivre, president of the brewery that bears his surname, died at his home in Fort Wayne.

1961     Old Crown Brewing Corporation2501-2531 Spy Run Avenue

Products

Alps Brau Beer
1960-1973
Old Crown Ale
1960-1973
Old Crown Bock
1960-1973
Old Crown Beer
1960-1973
Van Merritt Beer
1968-1970

1962     Renner Co. (Aka of Old Crown Brewing Co.)2501-2531 Spy Run Avenue

1973 ClosedOld Crown Brewing Corporation