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Maier Brewing Company of Los Angeles, California, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1874 - 1875 Philadelphia Brewery, Wattelet & Vogel Corner of Aliso & Sansevain
1875 - 1875 Philadelphia Brewery, Edward Anthony Preuss &... Corner of Aliso & Sansevain
1875 - 1876 Philadelphia Brewery, Louis Schwartz & He... 500 East Commercial Street
1875 - 1875 Philadelphia Brewery, Henry Lemmert Corner of Aliso & Sansevain
1876 - 1878 Philadelphia Brewery, Louis Lichtenberger Corner of Aliso & Sansevain
1878 - 1882 Philadelphia Brewery, D. Mahlstedt & Co. 500 East Commercial Street
1882 - 1907 Maier & Zobelein Brewery 440 Aliso Street
1907 - 1971 Maier Brewing Company 500 East Commercial Street
1952 - 1957 A.B.C. Brewing Company (Aka of Maier Brewing ... 500 East Commercial Street
1971 - 1974 General Brewing Company 500 East Commercial Street
  • The Fate of the Brewery building is unknown
  • U-Permit Number :   CAL-U-1152
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25th August 1835    

Louis Lichtenberger was born and raised in Ottweiler, Prussia. His family emigrated to America following the failed European uprisings of 1848. They settled in Chicago where young Louis obtained an... View More

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12th August 1845    

George Zobelein was born in Forchheim, Landkreis Bavaria. He came to America in 1867 at age 22. He settled in Los Angeles where he engaged in the grocery business. In 1882 He and Joseph Fredrick Ma... View More

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30th October 1851    

Joseph Fredrick Maier was born in Bavaria (Bayern), Germany. In 1869, at the age of 18, he emigrated to America, eventually settling in Los Angeles, California. In 1882 he partnered with George Zob... View More

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1874    

1874     FoundedPhiladelphia Brewery, Wattelet & VogelCorner of Aliso & Sansevain

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1875    

1st May 1875     Philadelphia Brewery, Henry LemmertCorner of Aliso & Sansevain

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14th August 1875    

Ed A. Preuss retires from the Philadelphia Brewery
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1st July 1875    

Ed A. Preuss joins Henry Lemmert in the Philadelphia Brewery.
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18th August 1875    

A copper brewing vat with a capacity of 1000 gallons was delivered to the Philadelphia Brewery of Los Angeles.

1876     Philadelphia Brewery, Louis LichtenbergerCorner of Aliso & Sansevain

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21st May 1877    

L. L. E. Kolbach arrives in Los Angeles and is scheduled to appear before a Grand Jury after trying to blackmail Philadelphia Brewery owner Louis Lichtenberger.
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1878    

1878     Philadelphia Brewery, D. Mahlstedt & Co.500 East Commercial Street

1882     Maier & Zobelein Brewery440 Aliso Street

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Pilsener Export Beer
1882-1907
Pilsener Lager Beer
1882-1907
1890Capacity 10000 Barrels
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Circa: 1898    

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Circa: 1903    

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Circa: 1903    

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Circa: 1903    

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Circa: 1905    

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27th December 1905    

Pawet Kalmanowicz (Paul Kalmanovitz) was born to a Jewish family in Lodzkie (Lodz), Poland.  He makes his first appearance in history at the end of WWI, when he fled the turmoil of Eastern E... View More
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1907    

1907     Maier Brewing Company500 East Commercial Street

Products

ABC Beer
1960-1968
Alpine Beer
1960-1971
Alps Brau Beer
1967-1971
Amber Brau Beer
1955-1971
Astro Malt Liquor
1964-1970
Bavarian Beer
1953-1971
Better Foods Beer
1951-1958
Black and White Beer
1942-1955
Bohemian Beer
1957-1971
Brau Haus Beer
1969-1972
Brew 102 Beer
1951-1971
Brew 102 Draft Beer
1966-1971
Brewer's Choice Beer
1958-1965
Brewers' Best Beer
1964-1967
Brewmaster Beer
1957-1962
Brown Derby Beer
1966-1971
Bull Dog Ale
1957-1964
Bull Dog Malt Liquor
1957-1964
Club House Beer
1967-1971
Club Special Beer
1964-1968
Deutche Brau Beer
1967-1972
Dodger Beer
1957-1970
Draft Beer
1960-1968
Edelbrau Beer
1958-1965
Einbock Bock
1966-1971
El Rancho Beer
1968-1971
Elder Brau Beer
1964-1968
Excell Beer
1935-1971
Finer Flaver Beer
1956-1958
Glacier Light Beer
1960-1968
Gold Label Ale
1933-1936
Gold Label Beer
1933-1936
Golden Brew Beer
1959-1974
Golden Crown Beer
1962-1971
Golden Gate Beer
1962-1971
Golden Grain Beer
1962-1971
Golden Harvest Beer
1964-1971
Golden Lager Beer
1958-1962
Golden Velvet Beer
1957-1961
Gotao Beer
1942-1948
Hans Leeber Brew Beer
1956-1963
Hausbrau Beer
1958-1964
Hof-Brau Beer
1959-1970
Holland Beer
1959-1971
Hudson House Beer
1968-1971
Imperial Beer
1956-1958
Keg Beer
1960-1970
King Cole Beer
1963-1970
Kol Beer
1955-1964
Korys Beer
1962-1968
L&M Beer
1956-1969
Light & Mellow Beer
1956-1969
Maier Bock
1935-1971
Maier Export Beer
1934-1935
Maier Pale Lager Beer
1907-1920
Maier Select Beer
1935-1971
Maier Select Pale (Beverage)
1920-1933
Maier Select Pale Beer
1907-1920
Maier's Select Malt Tonic
1907-1933
Maier's Ale
1934-1953
Mann-Chester Beer
1963-1971
McDaniel's Beer
1952-1956
Medallion Beer
1956-1962
Niborg Beer
1958-1964
Old Dutch Beer
1953-1971
Old German Beer
1967-1971
Old Gibraltar Beer
1956-1961
Old Heidel Brau Beer
1959-1970
Old Vienna Beer
1968-1971
Olde Tyme Beer
1964-1971
Padre Beer
1935-1971
Padres Malt
1920-1935
Pilsener Export Beer
1907-1920
Pilsener Lager Beer
1907-1920
Regal Bock
1961-1971
Regal Select Beer
1961-1971
Regency Beer
1956-1968
Reidenbach Beer
1966-1972
Rex Beer
1960-1970
Royal Award Beer
1964-1970
Royal Beer
1957-1963
Ruser Beer
1967-1969
Santa Fe Beer
1934-1948
Santa Rita Beer
1934-1948
Select Beer
1907-1919
Shoppers Beer
1958-1965
Silver Label Beer
1933-1942
Soul Beer
1966-1967
Soul Malt Liquor
1966-1967
Sportsman Beer
1956-1963
Spring Beer
1958-1971
Steinbeck Beer
1969-1972
Steinbrau Beer
1954-1968
Super X Beer
1958-1963
Swinger Malt Liquor
1961-1965
Tahoe Beer
1960-1965
Value Line Beer
1965-1971
Value Line Malt Liquor
1965-1971
Velvet Glow Beer
1964-1971
Zody's Beer
1953-1958
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1907 - 1950
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Begin: 1912     End 1950

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Begin: 1914     End 1950

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Begin: 1933     End 1950

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Begin: 1936     End 1950

1937Capacity 125000 Barrels
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Circa: 1938    

1939Capacity 125000 Barrels
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1940    

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1941    

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Circa: 1951    

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Circa: 1952    

1952     A.B.C. Brewing Company (Aka of Maier Brewing Co.)500 East Commercial Street

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Circa: 1952    

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Circa: 1953    

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15th October 1954    

Twins Elma and Gloria Peralta split the Miss 102 title. The next year the twins sued the brewery for breach of contract. It was the last time the contest was held.
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Circa: 1954    

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Circa: 1958    

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Circa: 1962    

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Circa: 1969    

1971     General Brewing Company500 East Commercial Street

Products

Alpine Beer
1971-1974
Bull Dog Malt Liquor
1971-1974
Golden Crown Beer
1971-1974
Hof-Brau Lager Beer
1971-1974
Mule Malt Liquor
1971-1974
Reidenbach Beer
1971-1974
Velvet Glow Beer
1971-1974

1974 ClosedGeneral Brewing Company