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The Bluff City Brewing Company, Alton, Illinois, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1842 - 1860 George Yackel 1421 Pearl Street
1860 - 1882 Yackel Brewing Co., George Yackel 1421 Pearl Street
1882 - 1891 Bluff City Brewing Company 1882-1891 1421 Pearl Street
1891 - 1911 Bluff City Brewing Co., Wilhelm Netzhammer 18... 1421 Pearl Street
1911 - 1920 Bluff City Brewing Co., Katherine Netzhammer ... 1421 Pearl Street
1920 - 1933 Bluff City Brewery (Prohibition) 1421 Pearl Street
1933 - 1952 Bluff City Brewery 1933-1952 1421 Pearl Street
  • The Fate of the Brewery building is unknown
  • U-Permit Number :   ILL-U-704
  • L-permit Number :   L-46

Timeline

1842     FoundedGeorge Yackel1421 Pearl Street

News

17th May 1845    

William Netzhammer, future proprietor of the Bluff City Brewery of Alton, Illinois, is born in Baden Germany.

1860     Yackel Brewing Co., George Yackel1421 Pearl Street

1882     Bluff City Brewing Company 1882-18911421 Pearl Street

1891     Bluff City Brewing Co., Wilhelm Netzhammer 1891-19111421 Pearl Street

News

26th December 1908    

William Netzhammer, proprietor of the Bluff City Brewery of Alton, Illinois, died at age 63 years.

1911     Bluff City Brewing Co., Katherine Netzhammer 1911-19201421 Pearl Street

Products

Bluff Brew
1915-1920
Bluff City Special Beer
1911-1920
Bluff City Special Root Beer
1915-1920
Pilsener Beer
1911-1920
Special Brew
1915-1920

1920     Bluff City Brewery (Prohibition)1421 Pearl Street

Products

Bluff Cereal Beverage
1920-1933
Bluff City Root Beer
1920-1933
Bluff Special Brew
1920-1933

1933     Bluff City Brewery 1933-19521421 Pearl Street

Products

Bluff City Beer
1933-1953
Bluff City Bock Beer
1933-1935
Bluff City Pilsener Beer
1933-1950
Bluff City Special Beer
1933-1935
Bluff City Special Lager
1933-1950
Bock Beer1933
1933-1950
Bohemian Beer
1933-1936
Gold Bond Beer
1933-1952
Holiday Brew
1934-1949
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Begin: 1933     End 1952

1933 - 1952
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Begin: 1933     End 1952

1933 - 1952
1937Capacity 25000 Barrels
1939Capacity 25000 Barrels
News

21st July 1952    

The Bluff City brewery in Alton, Illinois closes its doors. It had never modernized its refrigeration system after the repeal of Prohibition, and the old steam powered unit proved too costly to repla... View More

1952 ClosedBluff City Brewery 1933-1952