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C. Schmidt & Sons Brewing Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1859 - 1860 Robert Courtenay 113 Edward Street
1860 - 1861 Borden & Brother 113 Edward Street
1861 - 1863 Christian Schmidt 117 Edward Street
1861 - 1863 Christian Schmidt 113 Edward Street
1863 - 1892 Christian Schmidt, Kensington Brewery 113/117 Edward Street
1892 - 1902 C. Schmidt & Sons, Brewers (1892-1902) 113/117 Edward Street
1902 - 1920 C. Schmidt & Sons Brewing Co. (Pre-Prohib... 113/117 Edward Street
1920 - 1933 C. Schmidt & Sons Brewing Co. (Prohibitio... 113/117 Edward Street
1933 - 1981 C. Schmidt & Sons, Inc. 113/127 Edward Street
1954 - 1981 Valley Forge Brewing Company (Aka of C. Schmi... 113/127 Edward Street
1960 - 1986 Duquesne Brewing Co. (Aka of C. Schmidt &... 113/127 Edward Street
1960 - 1981 Erie Brewery (Aka of C. Schmidt & Sons, I... 113/127 Edward Street
1960 - 1981 Prior Brewery (Aka of C. Schmidt & Sons, ... 113/127 Edward Street
1960 - 1986 Adam Scheidt Brewing Co. (Aka of C. Schmidt &... 113/127 Edward Street
1960 - 1986 Kaier Brewery (Aka of C. Schmidt & Sons, ... 113/127 Edward Street
1973 - 1981 Pilsener Brewing Company (Aka of C. Schmidt &... 113/127 Edward Street
1976 - 1986 Bergheim Brewery (Aka of C. Schmidt & Son... 113/127 Edward Street
1976 - 1986 Reading Brewery (Aka of C. Schmidt & Sons... 113/127 Edward Street
1977 - 1981 Rheingold Brewery (Aka of C. Schmidt & So... 113/127 Edward Street
1977 - 1981 Ruppert Brewery (Aka of C. Schmidt & Sons... 113/127 Edward Street
1981 - 1986 Christian Schmidt Brewing Co. 113/127 Edward Street
1981 - 1986 Ortlieb Brewing Co. (Aka of C. Schmidt & ... 113/127 Edward Street
  • The Fate of the Brewery building is unknown
  • U-Permit Number :   PA-U-333
  • L-permit Number :   L-92

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24th June 1833    

Christian Schmidt, who guided a small Philadelphia operation into the titanic C. Schmidt & Son Brewery, was born in Württemberg.

1859     FoundedRobert Courtenay113 Edward Street

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18th June 1860    

Henry C. Schmidt, Vice President and Treasurer (and one of the sons) of the C. Schmidt & Sons brewery, was born.

1860     Borden & Brother113 Edward Street

1861     Christian Schmidt113 Edward Street

1863     Christian Schmidt, Kensington Brewery113/117 Edward Street

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6th July 1863    

Edward A. Schmidt, son of Christian Schmidt, the founder of the C.Schmidt Brewery of Philadelphia, was born. After his father's death he was president of the brewery for decades.

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Circa: 1863    

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12th November 1870    

Frederick W Schmidt, the last of the "sons" in the C. Schmidt & Sons Brewery of Philadelphia, was born.

1892     C. Schmidt & Sons, Brewers (1892-1902)113/117 Edward Street

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1894    

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1895    

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Circa: 1900    

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Circa: 1901    

1902     C. Schmidt & Sons Brewing Co. (Pre-Prohibition)113/117 Edward Street

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Bock Beer
1902-1920
Pilsner Beer
1902-1920
Puritan Beer
1902-1920
Schmidt's Beer
1902-1920
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Begin: 1902     End 1986

1902 - 1986
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Circa: 1905    

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5th February 1919    

Henry C. Schmidt, Vice President and Treasurer of the C. Schmidt & Sons Brewery in Philadelphia, died after a months-long illness. He was fifty-eight years old.

1920     C. Schmidt & Sons Brewing Co. (Prohibition)113/117 Edward Street

Products

Bock
1920-1933
Green Label
1920-1933
Puritan
1920-1933
Puritan Beverage
1920-1933
Schmidt's Malt Tonic
1920-1933
Tiger
1920-1933

1933     C. Schmidt & Sons, Inc.113/127 Edward Street

Products

Bergheim Beer
1976-1990
Break Special Lager Beer
1933-1981
Brew 96 Beer
1973-1990
Burton Ale
1933-1950
Coqui 900 Malt Liquor
1933-1981
Golden Hawk Malt Liquor
1933-1981
Kodiak Ale
1976-1989
Malta Negra Natural
1933-1981
Oktoberfest Beer
1977-1990
Old Stock Bock
1933-1950
Pilsner Pale Beer
1900s-1910s
Prior Beer
1964-1975
Puritan (Dark) Beer
1900s-1910s
Rams Head Ale
1960-1964
Rheingold Premium Beer
1933-1950
Schmidt's Ale
1933-1950
Schmidt's Bavarian Beer
1933-1950
Schmidt's Beer
1933-1950
Schmidt's Cream Ale
1933-1950
Schmidt's Dark Beer
1933-1950
Schmidt's Light Beer
1933-1950
Schmidt's Of Philadelphia Beer
1933-1950
Schmidt's Porter
1933-1950
Schmidt's Repeal Beer
1933-1936
Schmidt's Tiger Head Ale
1933-1950
Schmidt's Bock
1933-1988
Silver Top Beer
1973-1990
Standard Beer
1963-1971
Tiger Ale
1933-1988
Tiger Porter
1934-1947
Valley Forge Beer
1964-1975
Valley Forge Porter
1964-1970
Wunderbrau Malt Beverage
1933-1981
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1936    

1937Capacity 500000 Barrels
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1937    

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1938    

1939Capacity 500000 Barrels
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Circa: 1939    

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Circa: 1940    

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Circa: 1942    

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Circa: 1942    

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Circa: 1946    

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Circa: 1950    

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Circa: 1953    

1954     Valley Forge Brewing Company (Aka of C. Schmidt & Sons, Inc.)113/127 Edward Street

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Valley Forge Beer
1965-1986
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Circa: 1956    

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Circa: 1960    

1960     Kaier Brewery (Aka of C. Schmidt & Sons, Inc.)113/127 Edward Street

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Circa: 1962    

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Circa: 1964    

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Circa: 1970    

1973     Pilsener Brewing Company (Aka of C. Schmidt & Sons, Inc.)113/127 Edward Street

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P.O.C. Beer
1973-1986

1976     Reading Brewery (Aka of C. Schmidt & Sons, Inc.)113/127 Edward Street

Products

Reading Beer
1976-1986

1977     Ruppert Brewery (Aka of C. Schmidt & Sons, Inc.)113/127 Edward Street

Products

Knickerbocker Natural Beer
1977-1981

1981     Ortlieb Brewing Co. (Aka of C. Schmidt & Sons, Inc.)113/127 Edward Street

1986 ClosedDuquesne Brewing Co. (Aka of C. Schmidt & Sons, Inc.)