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The Best Brewing Company, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1885 - 1886 Klockgeter & Co. 1317 Fletcher & Herndon Streets
1886 - 1889 Kagebein & Folstaff, Lakeview Brewery 1317 Fletcher & Herndon Streets
1889 - 1891 Alvin Greiner 1317 Fletcher & Herndon Streets
1891 - 1915 Best Brewing Co. 1317 Fletcher & Herndon Streets
1915 - 1928 Best Brewing Co. 1301-1309 Fletcher Street
1932 - 1951 Best Brewing Company (Aka of Best Brewing Co.... 1301-1309 Fletcher Street
1933 - 1935 National Brewing Co. (Aka of Best Brewing Co.... 1301-1309 Fletcher Street
1933 - 1951 Best Brewing Company of Chicago 1317 Fletcher & Herndon
1951 - 1961 Best Brewing Corporation 1317 Fletcher & Herndon
1953 - 1960 Malt Marrow Brewing Company 3901 Emerald Ave at 39th Street
  • The Fate of the Brewery building is unknown
  • U-Permit Number :   ILL-U-791
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Timeline

1885     FoundedKlockgeter & Co.1317 Fletcher & Herndon Streets

1886     Kagebein & Folstaff, Lakeview Brewery1317 Fletcher & Herndon Streets

1889     Alvin Greiner1317 Fletcher & Herndon Streets

1891     Best Brewing Co.1317 Fletcher & Herndon Streets

Products

Export Beer
1891-1915
Princeton Pale Beer
1891-1915
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1897    

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1898    

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1900    

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1909    

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1910    

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1913    

1915     Best Brewing Co.1301-1309 Fletcher Street

Products

Best Malt Syrup
1915-1928
Best's Brew
1915-1928
Maltine
1915-1928

1932     Best Brewing Company (Aka of Best Brewing Co. of Chicago)1301-1309 Fletcher Street

Products

Best Beer Brewery Fresh
1932-1951
Best Export Lager Beer
1932-1951
Best Made Draught Beer
1932-1951
Best Made Lager Beer
1932-1951
Best Select Beer
1932-1951
Best's Hapsburg Bock Beer
1932-1951
Best's Hapsburg Dark Beer
1932-1951
Best's Hapsburg Lager Beer
1932-1951
Best's Hapsburg Light Beer
1932-1951
Bock Beer
1932-1951
Bohemian Style Lager
1932-1951
Briar Gold Beer
1933-1950
Embassy Club
1932-1951
Embassy Club
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Embassy Club Bock
1932-1951
Embassy Club Pale
1932-1951
Embassy Club Pilsener Lager Beer
1932-1951
Engelbräu Munchen
1933-1951
Hapsburg Beer
1932-1951
Hapsburg Draught Beer
1932-1951
Kent Beer
1933-1950
Wisconsin Lager Beer
1933-1950

1933     Best Brewing Company of Chicago1317 Fletcher & Herndon

Products

Beach Club Beer
1933-1950
Berbiglia Beer
1950-1954
Best 24 Beer
1934-1950
Best Made Beer
1933-1950
Best Select Ale
1933-1950
Bohemian Style Ale
1934-1947
Briar Gold Beer
1933-1951
El Fanchon Beer
1933-1950
Embassy Club Beer
1933-1951
Engelbrau Beer
1933-1950
Engelbräu Draught Beer
1933-1950
Engelbräu Munchen
1933-1950
Gold Brau Beer
1934-1951
Hapsburg Premium Beer
1933-1951
Hillman's Beer
1942-1952
Illinois Select Beer
1940-1951
Keeley Ale
1946-1951
Keeley Beer
1946-1951
Kol Beer
1950-1953
Malta Midas
1933-1950
Prince Pilsner Beer
1933-1950
Princeton Pale Ale
1933-1935
Seven Eleven Beer
1950-1951
Tudor Beer
1950-1951
Tudor Cream Ale
1950-1951
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Begin: 1933     End 1940

1933 - 1940
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Begin: 1933     End 1961

1933 - 1961
1937Capacity 75000 Barrels
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Circa: 1938    

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Circa: 1938    

1939Capacity 100000 Barrels
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1940    

1951     Best Brewing Corporation1317 Fletcher & Herndon

Products

Banner Beer
1957-1961
Brown Derby Ale
1953-1959
Brown Derby Beer
1950-1961
Katz Premium Beer
1958-1959
Keeley Ale
1955-1961
Keeley Beer
1955-1961
Keeley Premium Quality Ale
1951-1958
Malt Marrow Pure Malt Beer
1951-1961
Maverick Beer
1955-1960
Seven Eleven Beer
1957-1961
Tudor Ale
1952-1961
Tudor Bock
1952-1961
Tudor Beer
1952-1961

1953     Malt Marrow Brewing Company3901 Emerald Ave at 39th Street

Products

McAvoy Beer
1953-1960
McAvoy's Malt Marrow Beer
1953-1960
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Circa: 1956    

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Circa: 1956    

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Circa: 1956    

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Circa: 1962    

1961 ClosedBest Brewing Corporation