Hubert Fischer was born to a wealthy Viennese merchant. He came to America at age 29 and settled in Brooklyn New York. Two years later, in 1866, he and fellow aspiring brewer Leonhard Eppig partnered to form the Germania Brewery on 22-32 George Street. In 1876 Fischer left the firm and partnered with Charles Frese and purchased the Robert Selg brewery on 238-252 Scholes Street. In 1881 ill health forced Fischer to temporarily retire from the brewery business. He relocated to Hartford Connecticut. In 1886 Fischer had recovered enough to purchase the Hartford Gambrinus Brewery from George Sicher. Fischer promptly renamed it the Hubert Fischer Brewery. He ran the brewery until national Prohibition forced it closed in 1920. Hubert Fischer died on the 19 January 1929. He was 93 years of age.
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