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Golden West Brewing Company of Oakland, California, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1856 - 1860 Unknown Brewer corner of 5th & Kirkham Streets
1860 - 1868 Geischen & Held, Washington Brewery 5th & Kirkham Streets
1868 - 1870 Geischen & Co., Washington Brewery Cor. Broadway & Sixth Street
1874 - 1875 Bredhoff & Gieschen, Washington Brewery 5th & Kirkham Streets
1875 - 1877 Chas. Bredhoff, Washington Brewery 5th & Kirkham Streets
1877 - 1882 Bredhoff & Co., Washington Brewery 5th & Kirkham Streets
1882 - 1884 Bredhoff & Cordes , Washington Brewery 5th & Kirkham Streets
1884 - 1885 Westermann, Graber & Henke 5th & Kirkham Streets
1885 - 1891 Westermann & Co., Washington Brewery 5th & Kirkham Streets
1891 - 1899 Chas. Helmke & Co., Washington Brewery 5th & Kirkham Streets
1899 - 1901 Helmke & Kaelin, Washington Brewery 5th & Kirkham Streets
1901 - 1910 Washington Brewing & Malting Co. 5th & Kirkham Streets
1910 - 1911 Washington Brewery Branch, Golden West Brewin... 7th & Kirkham Streets
1911 - 1920 Golden West Brewing Co. (Pre-Prohibition) 7th & Kirkham Streets
1920 - 1933 Golden West Brewing Co. (Prohibition) 7th & Kirkham Streets
1933 - 1950 Golden West Brewing Co. 7th & Kirkham Streets
1950 - 1954 Goebel Brewing Co. of California 533 Kirkham Street
1954 - 1955 Goebel Brewing Co. 533 Kirkham Street
1958 - 1959 Pacific Brewing, Inc. 533 Kirkham Street
  • The Fate of the Brewery building is unknown
  • U-Permit Number :   U-1102
  • L-permit Number :   L-12

Timeline

1856     FoundedUnknown Brewercorner of 5th & Kirkham Streets

1860     Geischen & Held, Washington Brewery5th & Kirkham Streets

1868     Geischen & Co., Washington BreweryCor. Broadway & Sixth Street

1874     Bredhoff & Gieschen, Washington Brewery 5th & Kirkham Streets

1875     Chas. Bredhoff, Washington Brewery5th & Kirkham Streets

1877     Bredhoff & Co., Washington Brewery5th & Kirkham Streets

1882     Bredhoff & Cordes , Washington Brewery5th & Kirkham Streets

1884     Westermann, Graber & Henke5th & Kirkham Streets

1885     Westermann & Co., Washington Brewery5th & Kirkham Streets

1890Capacity 7000 Barrels

1891     Chas. Helmke & Co., Washington Brewery5th & Kirkham Streets

1899     Helmke & Kaelin, Washington Brewery5th & Kirkham Streets

News

10th January 1900    

Charles Helmke, former owner of the Washington Brewery, Died at age Forty-Two Years.

1901     Washington Brewing & Malting Co.5th & Kirkham Streets

Photos

Circa: 1903    

Photos

Circa: 1903    

1910     Washington Brewery Branch, Golden West Brewing Co.7th & Kirkham Streets

Logo

Begin: 1911     End 1920

1911 - 1920

1911     Golden West Brewing Co. (Pre-Prohibition)7th & Kirkham Streets

Products

Golden West Porter
1911-1920
Golden West Root Beer
1911-1920
Photos

Circa: 1911    

1920     Golden West Brewing Co. (Prohibition)7th & Kirkham Streets

Products

Golden Glow Lager Brew
1928-1933
Golden Tonic
1920-1933
Golden West Lager Brew
1920-1933
Golden West Steam
1920-1933
Ye Olden Glow Malt Syrup
1920-1933

1933     Golden West Brewing Co.7th & Kirkham Streets

Products

Blue and Gold Lager Beer
1933-1950
Bull's Eye Beer
1933-1950
Cosmos Beer
1933-1950
El Capitan Beer
1933-1950
Excel Pale Beer
1933-1950
Excell Beer
1933-1950
Golden Glow Ale
1933-1950
Golden Glow Beer
1933-1936
Golden Glow Bock Beer
1933-1950
Golden Glow Grade A Beer
1933-1950
Golden Glow Old Ale Afterglow
1933-1950
Golden Glow Summer Beer
1933-1936
Golden Glow XXX 12½ % Ale
1933-1950
Golden Glow XXX Beer
1933-1936
Golden Glow XXX Old Ale
1933-1950
Golden Glow XXX Old Lager Beer
1933-1936
Golden Glow XXX Old Stock Ale
1933-1950
Golden Glow XXX Old Stock Stout
1933-1950
Golden Glow XXX Stout
1933-1936
King's Taste Beer
1933-1950
Piedmont Pale Lager Beer
1933-1950
Polo Club Pale Quality Supreme Near Beer
1933-1950
Sunset Beer
1933-1936
Advertisement

Circa: 1934    

1939Capacity 350000 Barrels
Photos

Circa: 1939    

Photos

Circa: 1939    

1950     Goebel Brewing Co. of California533 Kirkham Street

1954     Goebel Brewing Co.533 Kirkham Street

News

3rd January 1957    

The Goebel Brewery of Detroit sold their plant in Oakland California to Elizabeth H. Metcalf, great niece of Railroad magnate Collis P. Huntington.

1958     Pacific Brewing, Inc.533 Kirkham Street

Products

722 Mellow Brew Beer
1958-1959
Better Foods Market Beer
1958-1959
Buccaneer Malt Liquor
1958-1959
El Capitan Beer
1958-1959
Eureka Beer
1958-1959
Excell Beer
1958-1959
Falcon Beer
1958-1959
Glacier Premium Beer
1958-1959
Golden Glow Beer
1958-1959
Golden Harvest Beer
1958-1958
Hollywood Ranch Markets Beer
1958-1958
Hopsburger Beer
1958-1958
Ranch Beer
1958-1958
Siesta Beer
1958-1958
Town & Country Beer
1958-1958
Van Merritt Beer
1958-1959
Photos

Circa: 1958    

1959 ClosedPacific Brewing, Inc.