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John F. Betz & Son, Inc. Brewery of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1775 - 1790 Robert Hare & J. Warren Porter Brewery 415 Callowhill, 5th & Lawrence Streets,
1790 - 1799 Robert Hare Porter Brewery 35 Callowhill Street
1800 - 1804 Robert Hare & Son 155 Chestnut Street
1805 - 1817 Robert Hare & Son 401/421 New Market & Callowhill
1817 - 1823 Jacob Smith 401/421 New Market & Callowhill
1824 - 1854 Frederick Gaul & Sons, Plant #2 401/421 New Market & Callowhill
1854 - 1860 Gaul and Lewis 401/421 New Market & Callowhill
1860 - 1861 Gaul & (A.J.) Austin 401/421 New Market & Callowhill
1861 - 1869 William Gaul 401/421 New Market & Callowhill
1869 - 1880 John F. Betz 401/421 New Market & Callowhill
1880 - 1889 John F. Betz & Son 415 Callowhill / 5th & Lawrence
1889 - 1920 John F. Betz & Son, Ltd. 415 Callowhill / 5th & Lawrence
1933 - 1939 John F. Betz & Son Inc. 415 Callowhill / 5th & Lawrence
  • The Fate of the Brewery building is unknown
  • U-Permit Number :   PA-U-301
  • L-permit Number :  

Timeline

1775     FoundedRobert Hare & J. Warren Porter Brewery 415 Callowhill, 5th & Lawrence Streets,

1790     Robert Hare Porter Brewery35 Callowhill Street

1800     Robert Hare & Son155 Chestnut Street

1805     Robert Hare & Son401/421 New Market & Callowhill

1817     Jacob Smith401/421 New Market & Callowhill

1824     Frederick Gaul & Sons, Plant #2401/421 New Market & Callowhill

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8th April 1831    

John Frederick Betz was born in Württemberg, Germany. His family emigrated to America in the early 1830s and they settled in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, where his father became an in... View More

1854     Gaul and Lewis401/421 New Market & Callowhill

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6th September 1856    

John Frederick Betz Jr., the "son" in the John F. Betz & Son, Ltd. brewery of Philadelphia, was Born.

1860     Gaul & (A.J.) Austin401/421 New Market & Callowhill

1861     William Gaul401/421 New Market & Callowhill

1869     John F. Betz401/421 New Market & Callowhill

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20th June 1870    

A fire consumed the John F. Betz Brewery.  Losses were $50,000 according to the Philadelphia Evening Telegraph.

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1875    

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1876    

1880     John F. Betz & Son415 Callowhill / 5th & Lawrence

Products

Philadelphia Lager Beer
1880-1889
Stock Lager
1880-1889
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Circa: 1880    

1889     John F. Betz & Son, Ltd.415 Callowhill / 5th & Lawrence

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Circa: 1890    

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Circa: 1898    

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Circa: 1900    

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Circa: 1901    

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Circa: 1906    

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16th January 1908    

Brewery magnate John F. Betz died at age 76.
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8th April 1910    

John Frederick Betz, head of the John F. Betz & Son, Ltd. Brewery in Philadelphia, and the son of the founder of the brewery, died suddenly at his home.

1933     John F. Betz & Son Inc.415 Callowhill / 5th & Lawrence

Products

Betz Porter
1933-1939
Betz Beer
1933-1936
Betz Bock
1933-1939
Betz Cream Ale
1933-1936
Betz Half & Half
1933-1939
Betz India Pale Ale
1933-1935
Betz Pilsener Beer
1933-1939
Five Star Ale
1933-1939
India Pale Ale
1933-1935
Old German Beer
1934-1937
Old German Cream Ale
1933-1936
Old Stock Lager Beer
1933-1939
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1936    

1937Capacity 150000 Barrels
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1937    

1939 ClosedJohn F. Betz & Son Inc.