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Sunday, October 17, 1779

Joseph W. Wainwright was born in Penistone, England.  He established the Joseph Wainwright Brewery at 36th & Charlotte Stre...

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Saturday, October 17, 1818

Johann Frederick August Thieme was born in Weimar, Thuringia, Germany. He emigrated to America and settled in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. In 1862 h...

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Tuesday, October 17, 1848

Christian Aberle was born in Wurtemburg, Germany. He was trained there as a brewer, and after spending a couple of years in London, emigrated to Am...

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Thursday, October 17, 1861

William G. Yuengling, son of David G. Yuengling, is born.

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Wednesday, October 17, 1877
The Henderson Brewery of Kentucky earned some snarky press.

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Tuesday, October 17, 1939
After being shuttered for about a year the Hillsboro Brewery of Wisconsin reopened under new managers Curt H. Pfeiffer, George F. Hutler, Walter Graun...

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Wednesday, October 17, 1956
The Fort Pitt Brewing Co. voted to change its name to Fort Pitt Industries, Inc. after deciding to expand its business to manufacturing overcoats.

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