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The Atlas Brewing Company, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1891 - 1896 Bohemian Brewing Co. of Chicago 680-706 Blue Island Avenue
1896 - 1902 Atlas Brewing Co. of Chicago (Aka of Atlas Br... 680-706 Blue Island Avenue
1896 - 1920 Atlas Brewing Co. 680-706 Blue Island Avenue
1920 - 1933 Atlas Beverage Co. 680-706 Blue Island Avenue
1933 - 1962 Atlas Brewing Company 2107 Blue Island Avenue
1954 - 1962 Schoenhofen-Edelweiss Brewing Co. (Aka of Atl... 2107 Blue Island Avenue
  • The Fate of the Brewery building is unknown
  • U-Permit Number :   ILL-U-701
  • L-permit Number :   L-33

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30th January 1849    

Col. Eugene Prager was born in Breslau Prussia.  He arrived in America with his parents at age 15 where they settled in Chicago, Illinois.  By 1874 Eugene had established a Tavern on... View More

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3rd November 1857    

Charles J. Vopicka, long time president of the Atlas Brewery of Chicago, was born in Dolní Hbity, Czechia.

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25th September 1858    

Otto Kubin, Vice President & Treasurer of the Atlas Brewery of Chicago, was born.

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16th November 1863    

James A. Shalek, long time secretary of the Atlas Brewery of Chicago, Was born in Bohemia.

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29th December 1873    

Anton Laadt, officer of the Atlas Brewery of Chicago, was born in Czechia.

1891     FoundedBohemian Brewing Co. of Chicago680-706 Blue Island Avenue

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Granal Beer
1891-1896

1896     Atlas Brewing Co.680-706 Blue Island Avenue

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Atlas Beer
1896-1920
Atlas Home Brew
1915-1920
Export Beer
1896-1920
Half and Half
1896-1920
Magnet Beer
1896-1920
Peptomalt
1896-1920
Perfection Export Beer
1896-1920
Prager Export Beer
1896-1920
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1897    

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1899    

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Circa: 1899    

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Circa: 1903    

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Circa: 1904    

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15th May 1905    

The stables of the Atlas Brewer of Chicago caught fire.  50 horses were killed.

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1906    

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1908    

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1909    

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1910    

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Circa: 1910    

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Circa: 1912    

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Circa: 1914    

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Circa: 1915    

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Circa: 1917    

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3rd January 1918    

The Atlas Beverage Co. of Chicago begins selling Atlas Dry Beverage.
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1920    

1920     Atlas Beverage Co.680-706 Blue Island Avenue

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Atlas "Above All"
1920-1933
Atlas "For Everybody"
1929-1933
Atlas Bavarian
1920-1933
Atlas Dark Dry
1920-1920
Atlas Dry
1920-1933
Atlas Ginger Ale
1920-1933
Atlas Home Brew
1920-1920
Atlas Light
1920-1933
Atlas Malt Tonic
1920-1933
Atlas Muenchener Style
1920-1933
Atlas Root Beer
1920-1933
Atlas Special
1920-1933
Atlas Special Brew
1920-1933
Atlas Standard Brew
1920-1933
Atlas Sweet Apple Cider
1927-1933
Atlas Tonic
1920-1933
Dark
1920-1933
Iowa Pale Beverage
1928-1933
Light
1920-1933
Magnet Beer
1920-1933
Temptation
1920-1933
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14th February 1921    

James Andrew Shalek, retired brewer for the Atlas Brewery of Chicago, died
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1st July 1921    

The officers of the Atlas Brewery of Chicago Illinois were arrested for making and selling beer.
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1928    

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3rd March 1929    

Otto Kubin, Vice President & Treasurer of the Atlas Brewery of Chicago, died in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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1929    

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1930    

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1932    

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1933    

1933     Atlas Brewing Company2107 Blue Island Avenue

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49er Premium Beer
1959-1962
Atlas All-American Lager
1933-1950
Atlas Blue Label Beer
1933-1936
Atlas Draught Beer
1933-1936
Atlas Muenchener Style Beer
1933-1936
Atlas Prager Ale
1933-1936
Atlas Prager Beer
1933-1962
Atlas Prager Bock Beer
1933-1962
Atlas Prager Short Beer
1933-1950
Atlas Special
1933-1944
Blue Seal Beer
1944-1951
Bull Dog Malt Liquor
1960-1962
Eastern Premium Beer
1960-1962
Export Beer
1933-1962
Export Dark Beer
1933-1936
F&G Supreme Lager Beer
1958-1958
Forest Inn Lager Beer
1933-1938
Gold Coast Premium Beer
1958-1962
Iowa Pale Beer
1933-1935
Jordan Beer
1960-1962
Light Prager Beer
1933-1950
Mc Lab Premium Beer
1958-1962
Pale Beer
1933-1936
Prager Beer
1933-1962
Prager Bock Beer
1933-1962
Prager Dark Beer
1933-1962
Reidenbach Extra Dry Beer
1960-1962
Skol Premium Beer
1957-1962
Strong Prager Ale
1933-1936
Yorkshire Ale
1933-1950
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Circa: 1933    

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Circa: 1933    

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7th September 1935    

Charles J. Vopicka, who saw the Atlas Brewery of Chicago through Prohibition, died at the age of 77 years.
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Circa: 1935    

1937Capacity 400000 Barrels
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Circa: 1939    

1939Capacity 400000 Barrels
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1940    

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Circa: 1944    

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Circa: 1947    

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Circa: 1949    

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Circa: 1950    

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Circa: 1950    

1954     Schoenhofen-Edelweiss Brewing Co. (Aka of Atlas Brewing Co.)2107 Blue Island Avenue

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Circa: 1955    

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Circa: 1956    

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Circa: 1956    

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Circa: 1958    

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16th December 1960    

Anton Laadt, who had helped see the Atlas Brewery of Chicago through Prohibition, Died at Passavant Hospital at age 86.
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Circa: 1960    

1962 ClosedSchoenhofen-Edelweiss Brewing Co. (Aka of Atlas Brewing Co.)