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The A. Gettelman Brewing Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1855 - 1871 Menominee Brewery, George Schweickhart 4400 State Street
1871 - 1874 Menominee Brewery, Schweickhart & Adam Ge... 4400 State Street
1874 - 1887 Menominee Brewery, Adam Gettelman 4400 State Street
1887 - 1920 A. Gettelman Brewing Co. 4400 State Street
1920 - 1933 Gettelman Brewing Company 4400 State Street
1933 - 1961 A. Gettelman Brewing Company 4400 State Street
1961 - 1964 Gettelman Brewing Corp., div. of Miller Brewi... 4400 State Street
1961 - 1964 Kastell Brau Brewing Co. (Aka of Gettelman Br... 4400 State Street
1964 - 1970 Miller Brewing Co., Gettelman Div. 4400 State Street
  • The Fate of the Brewery building is unknown
  • U-Permit Number :   WIS-U-711
  • L-permit Number :   WI L-2

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1855     FoundedMenominee Brewery, George Schweickhart4400 State Street

1871     Menominee Brewery, Schweickhart & Adam Getteltman4400 State Street

1874     Menominee Brewery, Adam Gettelman4400 State Street

1887     A. Gettelman Brewing Co.4400 State Street

Products

Genuine Bock Beer
1887-1920
Milwaukee's "Best"
1887-1920
Milwaukee's "Best" Dark
1887-1920
Natural Process $1000 Reward Lager Beer
1887-1920
Natural Process Lager Beer
1887-1920
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15th June 1899    

After a seven-year search, Adam Gettelman, president of the A. Gettelman Brewery of Milwaukee, located his long lost brother, whose 20 year old grudge against the family died with him in Kentucky. ... View More

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24th September 1916    

George Brunquell, Davenport Iowa agent for the Gettelman Brewing Co. of Milwaukee Wisconsin, died at age fifty-five years.

1920     Gettelman Brewing Company4400 State Street

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28th July 1933    

The Milwaukee Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle published a press release by the Gettelman Brewery that reminded everyone that despite the country being in Prohibition for the previous 13, years, no perso... View More

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1933    

1933     A. Gettelman Brewing Company4400 State Street

Products

$1,000 Natural Process Beer
1935-1962
Five O'Clock Club Beer
1933-1943
Gettelman Beer
1933-1962
Gettelman Bock Beer
1933-1950
Gettelman's "Fritzie" Beer
1933-1945
Gettelman's Stein Brew
1933-1945
Gettelman's Holiday Beer
1938-1947
Holiday Beer
1933-1950
Holiday Brew
1933-1950
Milwaukee Beer
1936-1945
Milwaukee Draft Beer
1933-1950
Milwaukee's Best Beer
1933-1962
Milwaukee's Best Bock
1934-1948
Natural Process Beer
1933-1937
Rathskeller Brew Beer
1936-1947
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1933 - 1935
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1935 - 1960
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1938Capacity 75000 Barrels
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1938    

1939Capacity 75000 Barrels
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5th November 1939    

Emil Rothengatter, an artist famous for his bock beer posters, died at age 91. His "E. Roe" can be seen on many pre-Prohibition lithographs, and some in the post-Prohibition era as well. ... View More

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23rd June 1954    

Frederick Gettelman, president & treasurer of the A. Gettelman Brewery in Milwaukee, died of a heart ailment.
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15th January 1961    

The Miller Brewing Company purchased the Gettelamn Brewing Co. for a price in excess of one million dollars.

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1961    

1961     Kastell Brau Brewing Co. (Aka of Gettelman Brewing Co.)4400 State Street

Products

Kastell Brau Beer
1961-1964
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1964    

1964     Miller Brewing Co., Gettelman Div.4400 State Street

Products

$1000 Beer
1964-1970
Gettelman Beer
1964-1970
Gettelman Bock
1964-1970

1970 ClosedMiller Brewing Co., Gettelman Div.