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The Geo. Wiedemann Brewing Company of Newport, Kentucky, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1860 - 1870 John Butcher Columbia Street
1870 - 1878 Butcher & Wiedemann Columbia Street
1878 - 1890 George Wiedemann 151/159 Columbia Street
1890 - 1918 Geo. Wiedemann Brewing Co. (Pre-Prohibition) 623/637 Columbia Street
1933 - 1934 Wiedemann Brewery Corp. (1933-1934) 623/637 Columbia Street
1934 - 1936 Wiedemann Brewing and Distilling Corp. 601 Columbia Street
1936 - 1967 Geo. Wiedemann Brewing Co. (Post-Prohibition) 601 Columbia Street
1967 - 1983 Geo. Wiedemann Brewing Co., Div. of G. Heilem... 601 Columbia Street
1967 - 1983 Kingsbury Breweries Company, Div of G. Heilem... 601 Columbia Street
1967 - 1983 Blatz Brewing Company, Div Of G. Heileman Bre... 601 Columbia Street
1967 - 1983 Geo. Wiedemann, Div Of G. Heileman Brewing Co... 601 Columbia Street
1967 - 1983 Independent Milwaukee Brewery, Div Of G. Heil... 601 Columbia Street
1967 - 1983 Oertel Brewing Company, Div. of G. Heileman 601 Columbia Street
  • The Fate of the Brewery building is unknown
  • U-Permit Number :   KY-U-652
  • L-permit Number :  

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24th December 1823    

Johannes Butscher (John Butcher) was born in Volkertshausen, bei Vacha, Thuringen, Prussia. He emigrated to America at age 23 through the port of New Orleans. With him was his father, Caspar and mo... View More

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7th February 1833    

George Wiedemann was born in Eisenach,Thüringen, Prussia. He was educated in the brewer's art in Saxony and in 1853 at the age of 19 years, emigrated to America. Wiedemann found immediate ... View More

1860     FoundedJohn ButcherColumbia Street

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Circa: 1870    

1870     Butcher & WiedemannColumbia Street

1878     George Wiedemann151/159 Columbia Street

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24th September 1878    

John Butcher and George Wiedemann dissolved their partnership in their brewery in Newport, Kentucky.
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Begin: 1878     End 1983

1878 - 1983
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Begin: 1878     End 1983

1878 - 1983

1890     Geo. Wiedemann Brewing Co. (Pre-Prohibition)623/637 Columbia Street

Products

Fine Export Beer
1890-1918
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28th October 1890    

A portion of the malt house of the Geo. Wiedemann Brewery was destroyed by fire.
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1893    

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19th May 1897    

Judge Barr found in favor of the George Wiedemann Brewing Co. of Newport Kentucky in a lawsuit regarding the sale of a bogus beer recipe.
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13th November 1898    

The Geo. Wiedemann Brewery in Newport Kentucky held an open house for their new stables.
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1st December 1899    

The George Wiedemann Brewery added $5000 to the endowment of the Newport Public Library.

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Circa: 1900    

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Circa: 1901    

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Circa: 1903    

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Circa: 1906    

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Circa: 1907    

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19th March 1908    

Ferdinand Wiedemann, brother of the late George Wiedemann, founder of the George Wiedemann Brewing Co. of Newport, Kentucky, died on March 19, 1908.
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1908    

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Circa: 1910    

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Circa: 1910    

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Circa: 1910    

1933     Wiedemann Brewery Corp. (1933-1934)623/637 Columbia Street

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Wiedemann Beer
1933-1934

1934     Wiedemann Brewing and Distilling Corp.601 Columbia Street

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Special Brew Wiedemann Beer
1934-1936

1936     Geo. Wiedemann Brewing Co. (Post-Prohibition)601 Columbia Street

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Royal Amber Beer
1945-1960
Wiedemann Beer
1934-1969
Wiedemann Bock
1934-1959
1937Capacity 180000 Barrels
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Begin: 1940     End 1983

1940 - 1983
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Begin: 1943     End 1983

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Circa: 1957    

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Circa: 1960    

1967     Oertel Brewing Company, Div. of G. Heileman601 Columbia Street

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Oertel's '92 Beer
1967-1983
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Circa: 1975    

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Circa: 1980    

Still Operating