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The Croft Brewing Company of Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1867 - 1885 Henry H. Rueter & John R. Alley, Highland... Heath & Parker Streets
1885 - 1918 Rueter & Co., Inc., Highland Spring Brewe... Heath & 165 Terrace Streets
1933 - 1933 Highland Spring Brewery Heath & 165 Terrace Streets
1933 - 1934 Croft Products Co. Heath & 165 Terrace Streets
1934 - 1952 The Croft Brewing Company Heath & 165 Terrace Streets
1952 - 1953 Narragansett Brewing Co., Croft Branch Heath & 165 Terrace Streets
  • The Fate of the Brewery building is unknown
  • U-Permit Number :   MA-U-124
  • L-permit Number :  

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9th November 1832    

Henry Hermann Rueter, Founder with John R. Alley of the Highland Spring Brewery in Boston, was born in Gütersloh, Westphalia, Germany.

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26th September 1863    

Conrad John Rueter, second son of Henry H. Rueter, brewer of Boston, was born.

1867     FoundedHenry H. Rueter & John R. Alley, Highland Spring BreweryHeath & Parker Streets

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1878    

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Circa: 1879    

1885     Rueter & Co., Inc., Highland Spring BreweryHeath & 165 Terrace Streets

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Begin: 1885     End 1918

1885 - 1918
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Begin: 1885     End 1918

1885 - 1918
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1st February 1886    

John R. Alley dissolved his co-partnership with Henry Hermann Rueter in the Highland Spring Brewery in Boston in order to establish his own competing brewery at 123 Heath Street.

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21st June 1898    

John R. Alley, founder and partner with Henry Hermann Rueter in the Highland Spring Brewery of Boston, died in Jamaica Plain at age 76.
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1901    

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1910    

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17th December 1917    

Conrad John Rueter, second son of Henry H. Rueter, brewer of Boston, died following an operaton for appendicitis.
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12th March 1922    

Henry A. Rueter, late of the Rueter & Co., Inc., Highland Spring Brewery, died at age 63 years.

1933     Croft Products Co.Heath & 165 Terrace Streets

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Croft Ale
1933-1934
Croft Beer
1933-1934
Croft Porter
1933-1934
Croft Stout
1933-1934
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Begin: 1934     End 1940

1934 - 1940
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Begin: 1934     End 1952

1934 - 1952

1934     The Croft Brewing CompanyHeath & 165 Terrace Streets

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Continental Beer
1938-1952
Croft Ale
1934-1952
Croft Porter
1934-1940
Croft Stout
1934-1940
Gamecock Ale
1938-1952
Hofbrau Beer
1940-1951
Maine Brand Special Ale
1934-1940
Pilgrim Ale
1933-1938
Red Label Beer
1934-1940
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Begin: 1936     End 1952

1937Capacity 250000 Barrels
1939Capacity 250000 Barrels
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Circa: 1948    

1952     Narragansett Brewing Co., Croft BranchHeath & 165 Terrace Streets

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Croft Ale
1952-1953
Croft Beer
1952-1953
Narragansett Ale
1952-1953
Narragansett Beer
1952-1953

1953 ClosedNarragansett Brewing Co., Croft Branch