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The Frank Fehr Brewing Company of Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1849 - 1951 Nicholas & Weyd (Andrew Nicholas & Lo... South side of Green between Preston & Jackson
1849 - 1951 William Tell Brewery, Andrew Nicholas South side of Green between Preston & Jackson
1851 - 1854 William Tell Brewery, Franz Steinhauer & ... South side of Green between Preston & Jackson
1854 - 1872 William Tell Brewery, Gerhard G. Otto Green Between Preston & Jackson
1872 - 1876 William Tell Brewery, Otto Brohm & Frank ... 430 East Green Street
1876 - 1890 Frank Fehr, City Brewery 430 East Green Street
1884 - 1895 Jackson Brewery, Henry Walter 501 East Kentucky at Jackson Streets
1890 - 1901 Frank Fehr Brewing Co. (Pre-Prohibition) 430 East Green Street
1901 - 1918 Frank Fehr Brewing Co. Branch, Central Consum... 430 East Green Street
1920 - 1933 Frank Fehr Brewing Co. (prohibition-era) 430 East Green Street
1933 - 1964 Frank Fehr Brewing Co. (Post-Prohibition) 412/430 Fehr Avenue
  • The Fate of the Brewery building is unknown
  • U-Permit Number :   KY-U-660
  • L-permit Number :  

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1849     FoundedWilliam Tell Brewery, Andrew NicholasSouth side of Green between Preston & Jackson

1851     William Tell Brewery, Franz Steinhauer & Andrew NicholasSouth side of Green between Preston & Jackson

1854     William Tell Brewery, Gerhard G. OttoGreen Between Preston & Jackson

1872Production 12177 Barrels

1876     Frank Fehr, City Brewery430 East Green Street

1884     Jackson Brewery, Henry Walter501 East Kentucky at Jackson Streets

1890Production 82000 Barrels
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15th March 1891    

Frank Fehr, the Louisville, Kentucky brewery magnate, died in that town.
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1st January 1891    

A lengthy history of the Frank Fehr Brewery of Louisville, Kentucky appears in the Louisville Courier-Journal.

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1901    

1901     Frank Fehr Brewing Co. Branch, Central Consumers Co.430 East Green Street

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Ambrosia Beer
1901-1918
Fehr's Extra Pale Beer
1901-1918
Fehr's F.F.X.L. Beer
1901-1918
Fehr's Liquid Gold Beer
1901-1918
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5th April 1903    

Eight central states brewers announce the simultaneous release of their bock beers.

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1903    

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1906    

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2nd September 1907    

J. F. Kellner, died from an affliction of the throat. Kellner had worked himself up from driver to foreman to president of the largest corporations in Louisville, Kentucky, the Central Consumers Co... View More

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2nd December 1907    

A fire of unknown origin destroyed the stables of the Frank Fehr Brewing Co. on December 2, 1907.
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1907    

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16th September 1908    

Frank Fehr, nephew of the late John F. Kellner, was elected president of the Central Consumers Co. of Louisville, Kentucky, on September 16, 1908.
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6th November 1909    

The Central Consumers Co. registers the Fehr's Circle trademark.
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Begin: 6th November 1909     End 1918

6th November 1909 - 1918
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Begin: 1910     End 1918

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Begin: 1917     End 1918

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17th September 1917    

The Frank Fehr Brewing Co. Branch, Central Consumers Co. begins selling Fehro cereal beverage.
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1918    

1920     Frank Fehr Brewing Co. (prohibition-era)430 East Green Street

1933     Frank Fehr Brewing Co. (Post-Prohibition)412/430 Fehr Avenue

Products

Fehr's X.L. Beer
1933-1964
Fehr's Bock Beer
1933-1936
Fehr's Darby Ale
1933-1936
Fehr's Dark Cream Cheer
1933-1936
Fehr's Draft Beer
1933-1950
Fehr's F.F.X.L. Beer
1933-1936
Fehr's Kentucky Beer
1933-1950
Fehr's Mello Ale
1933-1936
Fehr's Xtra Lager
1933-1936
Kentucky Malt Lager
1958-1964
Kentucky Malt Liquor
1958-1964
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Begin: 6th November 1909     End 1939

6th November 1909 - 1939
1937Capacity 400000 Barrels
1939Capacity 400000 Barrels
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Begin: 1st January 1939     End 1964

1st January 1939 - 1964
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Circa: 19th November 1939    

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Circa: 1940    

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Circa: 1949    

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Circa: 1950    

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Circa: 1951    

1964 ClosedFrank Fehr Brewing Co. (Post-Prohibition)