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The Grand Rapids Brewing Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1838 - 1844 John Parnell Kent Street at bottom of Prospect Hill
1845 - 1849 William (maybe John?) Parnell & J. C. Kus... Kent Street at bottom of Prospect Hill
1849 - 1850 J. C. Kusterer Kent Street at bottom of Prospect Hill
1850 - 1877 J. C. Kusterer, City Brewery 60 East Bridge Street & Ionia Street
1877 - 1880 C. Kusterer 60 East Bridge Street & Ionia Street
1880 - 1893 Kusterer Brewing Co. 60 East Bridge Street & Ionia Street
1893 - 1919 Grand Rapids Brewing Co. 60 East Bridge Street & Ionia Street
1920 - 1933 Grand Rapids Products Co. 60 East Bridge Street & Ionia Street
1934 - 1935 Grand Rapids Brewing Company 26 Michigan, Ottawa & Ionia Streets
1935 - 1940 Michigan Brewing Company 26 Michigan, Ottawa & Ionia Streets
1940 - 1951 Fox Deluxe Brewing Company 26 Michigan, Ottawa & Ionia Streets
  • The Fate of the Brewery building is unknown
  • U-Permit Number :   MICH-U-605
  • L-permit Number :  

Timeline

News

24th May 1823    

Christoph Kusterer was born in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He had eight years' brewing experience under his belt when he emigrated to America in 1845. He first stayed in Ann Arbor, Michiga... View More

1838     FoundedJohn ParnellKent Street at bottom of Prospect Hill

1845     William (maybe John?) Parnell & J. C. KustererKent Street at bottom of Prospect Hill

1849     J. C. KustererKent Street at bottom of Prospect Hill

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11th June 1850    

Adolph Goetz was born in Bopfingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.  

1850     J. C. Kusterer, City Brewery60 East Bridge Street & Ionia Street

1877     C. Kusterer60 East Bridge Street & Ionia Street

1880     Kusterer Brewing Co.60 East Bridge Street & Ionia Street

1893     Grand Rapids Brewing Co.60 East Bridge Street & Ionia Street

Products

Alt Nurnberger Style Beer
1906-1906
Export Beer
1893-1919
Pilsener Style Beer
1893-1919
Silver Foam Special Brew Beer
1893-1919
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Begin: 1893     End 1919

1893 - 1919
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Circa: 1893    

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Circa: 1910    

News

16th January 1918    

The Grand Rapids Brewing Co. begins selling Silver Foam malt beverage.

1920     Grand Rapids Products Co.60 East Bridge Street & Ionia Street

Products

Silver Foam Soft Drink
1920-1933

1934     Grand Rapids Brewing Company26 Michigan, Ottawa & Ionia Streets

Products

Silver Foam Special Brew Beer
1934-1935
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Begin: 1st January 1934     End 1935

1st January 1934 - 1935

1935     Michigan Brewing Company26 Michigan, Ottawa & Ionia Streets

Products

Brumaster Special Beer
1935-1939
Lake State Beer
1935-1940
Old Michigan Beer
1935-1940
Old Michigan Bock Beer
1935-1940
Old Michigan Bohemian Beer
1935-1940
Old Michigan Draught Beer
1935-1940
Old Michigan Draught Bohemian Style Beer
1935-1940
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Begin: 1st January 1935     End 1940

1st January 1935 - 1940
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Circa: 1935    

1937Capacity 250000 Barrels
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1937    

1939Capacity 40000 Barrels

1940     Fox Deluxe Brewing Company26 Michigan, Ottawa & Ionia Streets

Products

Alpine Pilsner Beer
1940-1951
Fox Deluxe Ale
1940-1951
Fox Deluxe Beer
1940-1951
Patrick Henry Beer
1940-1951
Patrick Henry Malt Liquor
1940-1951
Silver Fox De Luxe Ale
1940-1951
Silver Fox De Luxe Beer
1940-1951
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1943    

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1945    

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1947    

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1949    

1951 ClosedFox Deluxe Brewing Company