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Pabst Brewing Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1844 - 1853 Empire Brewery, Jacob Best & Co. (Sons: J... 917 Chestnut St (now Juneau Ave)
1853 - 1860 Empire Brewery, Jacob Best, Jr. & Philip ... 917 Chestnut St (now Juneau Ave)
1860 - 1864 Empire Brewery, Philip Best 917 Chestnut St (now Juneau Ave)
1864 - 1873 Phillip Best & Co., Empire Brewery (Capt.... 917 Chestnut St (now Juneau Ave)
1873 - 1889 Ph. Best Brewing Co., Empire Brewery 917 Chestnut (now Juneau) Street
1889 - 1920 Pabst Brewing Co. (Pre-Prohibition) 917 West Juneau Ave.
1900 - 1928 Pablo Company (Division of Pabst) (1900-1928) 917 West Juneau Avenue
1918 - 1930 Wilbur Stock Food Company (Associated With Pa... 917 West Juneau Avenue
1918 - 1933 Pabst Pure Extract Company (1918-1933) 917 West Juneau Avenue
1920 - 1933 Pabst Corporation (1920-1933) 917 West Juneau Avenue
1932 - 1934 Premier-Puritan Company (AKA of Premier-Pabst... 917 West Juneau Avenue
1933 - 1938 Premier-Pabst Corporation (1933-1938) 917 West Juneau Avenue
1938 - 1985 Pabst Brewing Company (Post-Prohibition) (193... 917 West Juneau Avenue
1982 - 1983 RWB Brewqing Company 917 West Juneau Avenue
1982 - 1983 Blitz-Weinhard Co. 917 West Juneau Ave
1985 - 2013 Pabst Brewing Co. (Div. of S. P. Co., Corte M... , Corte Madera CA
  • The Fate of the Brewery building is unknown
  • U-Permit Number :   WIS-U-728
  • L-permit Number :   L-85

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1st May 1786    

Jacob Best, patriarch of the Best family of brewers, was born.

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17th May 1818    

Johann Phillip Best, son of Jacob Best, originally a cooper then a brewer, was born.

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28th March 1836    

Frederick Pabst, future businessman and brewery magnate was born in Nicholausreith, Bavaria, Germany.

1844     FoundedEmpire Brewery, Jacob Best & Co. (Sons: Jacob Jr., Charles, Lorenz, Philip)917 Chestnut St (now Juneau Ave)

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Circa: 1850    

1853     Empire Brewery, Jacob Best, Jr. & Philip Best917 Chestnut St (now Juneau Ave)

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25th June 1853    

Frank Falk, son of pioneer Milwaukee brewer Franz Falk and future treasurer of the Pabst Brewing Co., was born in Milwaukee.

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1860     Empire Brewery, Philip Best 917 Chestnut St (now Juneau Ave)

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26th January 1861    

Jacob Best, patriarch of the Best family of brewers, died at age 75.

1864     Phillip Best & Co., Empire Brewery (Capt. Frederick Pabst prop.)917 Chestnut St (now Juneau Ave)

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3rd November 1869    

Fred Pabst Jr. was born in Germany.

1873     Ph. Best Brewing Co., Empire Brewery917 Chestnut (now Juneau) Street

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Best Beer
1860-1873
Best Malt Tonic
1860-1873
Milwaukee Beer
1873-1889
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Circa: 1885    

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20th July 1888    

Emil Schandein, Vice President of the Ph. Best Brewery in Milwaukee and son-in-law of Ph. Best, died at age 48.
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1888    

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1889     Pabst Brewing Co. (Pre-Prohibition)917 West Juneau Ave.

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American Hop Tonic
1899-1920
Barley Mead Tonic
1899-1920
Barley Vim Elixir
1899-1920
Bavarian Beer
1889-1899
Blue Ribbon
1899-1920
Bohemian Beer
1889-1920
Bohemian Milwaukee
1899-1920
Export Bavarian
1899-1920
Export Beer
1889-1899
Export Beer
1899-1920
Export Brand Beer
1899-1920
Hofbraeu Beer
1889-1899
Hofbräu
1899-1920
Klosterbier
1899-1920
Milwaukee Beer
1899-1920
Milwaukee Hof Braeu
1899-1920
Pabst
1899-1920
Pabst Bock Beer
1899-1920
Pabst Boh Brand Beer
1899-1920
Pabst Bohemian
1899-1920
Pabst Dark Beer
1899-1920
Pabst Doppel Bräu
1899-1920
Pabst Export Brand Beer
1899-1920
Pabst Extract Tonic
1899-1920
Pabst Kulmbacher Beer
1899-1920
Pabst Mead
1899-1920
Pabst Milwaukee Bohemian
1899-1920
Pabst Milwaukee Extra Dark Beer
1899-1920
Pabst Milwaukee Porter
1899-1920
Pabst Select
1899-1920
Red,White and Blue
1899-1920
Select
1899-1920
Select Beer
1889-1899
Standard Beer
1889-1899
Vim
1899-1920
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1900     Pablo Company (Division of Pabst) (1900-1928)917 West Juneau Avenue

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Pablo
1920-1928
Pablo Beverage
1900-1928
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1900 - 1920
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Circa: 1901    

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Circa: 1903    

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1st January 1904    

Frederick Pabst, the owner of the largest brewery in the world, after battling emphysema, diabetes and two strokes, died at age 68.
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Circa: 1907    

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18th March 1908    

The Pabst Brewing Co. celebrated its nineteenth birthday on March 18, 1908.
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5th April 1908    

Frank R. Falk, former treasurer of the Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died on April 5, 1908, of heart disease.
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1909    

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13th July 1909    

The Pabst Brewing Co. trademarks the "Vim" logo for beverages.
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Circa: 1910    

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Circa: 1914    

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Circa: 1915    

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24th November 1916    

John A. Theurer, brewmaster of Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died on November 24, 1916, in Sacramento, California.
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1917    

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Circa: 1917    

2nd June 1918     Pabst Pure Extract Company (1918-1933)917 West Juneau Avenue

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Circa: 1919    

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1920     Pabst Corporation (1920-1933)917 West Juneau Avenue

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Artesia Water
1920-1933
Blue Ribbon
1920-1933
Grape-Di-Vine
1920-1933
Pablo
1920-1933
Pabst Blue Ribbon
1920-1933
Pabst Casino Brew
1920-1933
Pabst Cereal Beverage
1920-1933
Pabst Extract
1920-1933
Pabst Extract Tonic
1920-1933
Pabst Ginger Ale
1920-1933
Pabst Kulmbacher Cereal Beverage
1920-1933
Pabst Lime Rickey
1920-1933
Pabst Root Beer
1920-1933
Sheboygan Ginger Ale
1920-1933
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1920 - 1933
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Circa: 1925    

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Circa: 1931    

1932     Premier-Puritan Company (AKA of Premier-Pabst) (1933-1938)917 West Juneau Avenue

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Casino Special Beer
1932-1934
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Circa: 1933    

1933     Premier-Pabst Corporation (1933-1938)917 West Juneau Avenue

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Casino Beer
1933-1938
Pabst Blue Ribbon Dark Beer
1933-1938
Pabst Export Beer
1935-1940
Red White And Blue Beer
1933-1938
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Circa: 1934    

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Circa: 1937    

1938Capacity 1500000 Barrels
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Circa: 19th November 1939    

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Circa: 1939    

1939Capacity 2000000 Barrels
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21st February 1958    

Fred Pabst Jr., chairman of the Pabst Brewing Co., died in Oconomowoc Wisconsin at 88 years of age.
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Circa: 1978    

1982     Blitz-Weinhard Co.917 West Juneau Ave

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Olde English
1982-1983

1985     Pabst Brewing Co. (Div. of S. P. Co., Corte Madera CA, Corte Madera CA

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