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Rock Island Brewing Company of Rock Island, Illinois, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1847 - 1851 August & Peter Littig & Joseph Dorman... Orleans & Arsenal Streets
1851 - 1854 Littig & Co. (Ignatz Huber) Orleans & Arsenal Streets
1854 - 1893 Ignatz Huber, City Brewery Orleans & Arsenal Streets
1893 - 1920 Rock Island Brewing Co (Ignatz Huber) 3rd Avenue & 24th Street
1920 - 1933 Rock Island Brewing Company 701 30th Street at 7th Avenue
1930 - 1939 Rock Island Brewing Company (1930-1939) 701 30th Street at 7th Avenue
1939 - 1940 Livingston & Co. 701 30th Street at 7th Avenue
  • The Fate of the Brewery building is unknown
  • U-Permit Number :   ILL-U-703A
  • L-permit Number :   L-27

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15th December 1813    

Joseph Dormann, silent founding partner in the Littig Brewery of Rock Island, Illinois. was born. He died on march 4th 1896.

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17th November 1818    

Augustus Nicholas Littig was born. In 1847 he, with his father Peter Littig and Joseph Dormann founded the City Brewery, the first brewery in Rock Island Illinois. Augustus died on September 11, 19... View More

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1st February 1826    

Ignatz Huber, president of the Rock Island Brewing Co., was born in Breitenbrunn, Bavaria.

1847     FoundedAugust & Peter Littig & Joseph DormannOrleans & Arsenal Streets

1st May 1851     Littig & Co. (Ignatz Huber)Orleans & Arsenal Streets

1854     Ignatz Huber, City BreweryOrleans & Arsenal Streets

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19th January 1866    

Otto Huber was born in Rock Island, Illinois.  

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Circa: 1870    

1893     Rock Island Brewing Co (Ignatz Huber)3rd Avenue & 24th Street

Products

Cross Country Beer
1893-1920
Edel Bräu
1893-1920
I.Huber's Export Beer
1893-1920
Muechener Brew
1893-1920
Pilsener
1893-1920
Rock Island Bohemian
1893-1920
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Circa: 1899    

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Circa: 1900    

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Circa: 1907    

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Circa: 1907    

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29th July 1910    

Ignatz Huber, who for nearly 60 years guided the Rock Island brewery, dies.
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1914    

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1915    

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Begin: 1915     End 1933

1915 - 1933
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Begin: 1916     End 1933

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1st January 1918    

Mrs. Julia Exkerle, the wife of Rock Island Brewing Co.'s Brewmaster, died at the age of thirty-one years.
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1919    

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1920    

1920     Rock Island Brewing Company701 30th Street at 7th Avenue

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Lily Cereal Beverage
1920-1933
Old Tavern Brew
1920-1933
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1922    

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1923    

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1924    

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1925    

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1926    

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1927    

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1930    

1930     Rock Island Brewing Company (1930-1939)701 30th Street at 7th Avenue

Products

Cross Country Beer
1930-1936
Old Tavern Beer
1930-1936
R.I.B. Beer
1933-1939
Rock Island Select Beer
1933-1938
Rox Fine Beer
1933-1936
Rox Pale Beer
1935-1939
Special Cross Country Beer
1933-1936
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1933    

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1935    

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1936    

1937Capacity 100000 Barrels
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1937    

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1938    

1939Capacity 75000 Barrels

1940 ClosedLivingston & Co.