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The F.W. Cook Brewing Company of Evansville, Indiana, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1853 - 1885 Cook (Frederick) & Rice (Louis), City Bre... 11 Northwest 7th Street
1885 - 1918 F. W. Cook Brewing Co. (1885-1918) 11 Northwest 7th Street
1919 - 1933 Cook Beverage Co. 11 Northwest 7th Street
1933 - 1934 Cook Brewing Co. (Aka of F.W. Cook Co.) (1933... 11 Northwest 7th Street
1933 - 1942 F. W. Cook Co. (1933-1942) 11 Northwest 7th Street
1942 - 1955 F. W. Cook Company, Inc. (1942-1955) 11 Northwest 7th Street
1942 - 1955 F .W. Cook Company, Inc. (1942-1955) 11 Northwest 7th Street
  • The Fate of the Brewery building is unknown
  • U-Permit Number :   IND-U-746
  • L-permit Number :  

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1st February 1832    

Frederick Washington Cook, founder of the F.W. Cook Brewing Co. of Evansville, Indiana, was born in the District of Columbia.

1853     FoundedCook (Frederick) & Rice (Louis), City Brewery11 Northwest 7th Street

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1866    

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Circa: 1866    

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Circa: 1880    

1885     F. W. Cook Brewing Co. (1885-1918)11 Northwest 7th Street

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Cook's Beer
1885-1918
Cook's Budweiser Special Brew
1885-1918
Cook's Export
1885-1918
Cook's Goldblume
1885-1918
Cook's Goldblume Special Brew
1885-1918
Cook's Standard
1885-1918
Cook's Pale Lager
1885-1918
Cook's Pilsener Beer
1885-1918
Cook's Tonicum
1885-1918
Extra Export Lager
1885-1918
Our Seal
1885-1918
Pilsener
1885-1918
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Begin: 1st January 1885     End 1955

1st January 1885 - 1955
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Begin: 1886     End 1955

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Begin: 1st January 1885     End 1918

1st January 1885 - 1918
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Begin: 1901     End 1918

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24th February 1908    

The F.W. Cook Brewing Co. started using the "Cook-Ola" brand for beer on February 24, 1908.
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Circa: 1908    

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Circa: 1st January 1910    

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11th December 1913    

Frederick Washington Cook., Sr., founder of the F.W. Cook Brewing Co. of Evansville, Indiana, Died at the age of eighty-one years.
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1918    

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26th May 1919    

Charles Daussman, president of the F. W. Cook Brewing Co. of Evansville, Indiana, died after a two-year battle with heart disease. He was seventy-two years old.

1919     Cook Beverage Co.11 Northwest 7th Street

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Cook's Dry Goldblume
1919-1933
Cook-Ola
1919-1933
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Circa: 8th June 1933    

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Circa: 1933    

1933     F. W. Cook Co. (1933-1942)11 Northwest 7th Street

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Augustiner Beer
1933-1942
Cook's Ale
1933-1936
Cook's Capuchiner Beer
1933-1936
Cook's Goldblume
1933-1942
Cook's Bock Beer
1934-1942
Cook's Goldblume Beer
1933-1942
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Circa: 1935    

1937Capacity 500000 Barrels
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1937    

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1938    

1939Capacity 500000 Barrels
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Circa: 1940    

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Circa: 1940    

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Circa: 1940    

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Circa: 1940    

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Circa: 1942    

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Circa: 1942    

1942     F .W. Cook Company, Inc. (1942-1955)11 Northwest 7th Street

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Cook's 500 Ale
1942-1955
Cook's Ale
1942-1955
Cook's Augustiner Beer
1933-1934
Cook's Bock Beer
1942-1955
Cook's Capuchiner Beer
1933-1955
Cook's Goldblume Beer
1933-1955
Cook's Goldblume Beer
1942-1955
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Circa: 1945    

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Circa: 1946    

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Circa: 1946    

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Circa: 1948    

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Circa: 1948    

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Circa: 1949    

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Circa: 1950    

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Circa: 1952    

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16th September 1955    

The F. W. Cook Brewery of Evansville, Indiana closed. Its brands eventually were sold to competitor Sterling.
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1955 ClosedF. W. Cook Company, Inc. (1942-1955)