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The Peter Hand Brewing Company, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1891 - 1909 Peter Hand Brewery Co. 37/59 Sheffield Ave
1891 - 1909 Peter Hand Brewing Co. (Aka of Peter Hand Bre... 37/59 Sheffield Avenue
1909 - 1920 Peter Hand Brewery Co. 1612/1632 Sheffield Avenue
1933 - 1967 Peter Hand Brewery Co. (Post-Prohibition) 1612/1632 Sheffield Avenue
1967 - 1972 Jackson Brewing Co. (Aka of Meister Brau, Inc... 1900-1956 West 18th Street
1967 - 1972 Burgermeister Brewing Co. (Aka of Meister Bra... 1000 West North Avenue
1967 - 1972 Meister Bräu Inc. 1000 West North Avenue
1968 - 1971 Buckeye Brewing Co. (Aka of Meister Brau Inc.... 1501 Michigan Street
1971 - 1972 Warsaw Brewing Co. (Aka of Meister Brau, Inc.... 1000 West North Avenue
1973 - 1978 Peter Hand Brewing Co. (1970s) 1000 West North Avenue
  • The Fate of the Brewery building is unknown
  • U-Permit Number :   ILL-U-763
  • L-permit Number :   L-33

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Circa: 1890    

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Begin: 1891     End 1945

1891 - 1945

1891     FoundedPeter Hand Brewing Co. (Aka of Peter Hand Brewery Co.)37/59 Sheffield Avenue

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Circa: 1905    

1909     Peter Hand Brewery Co. 1612/1632 Sheffield Avenue

Products

Burger Bräu Beer
1909-1920
Export Beer
1909-1920
Hand Non-Intoxicating Beer
1918-1920
Maestro (Beverage)
1918-1920
Malt Elixir
1909-1920
Malthop
1918-1920
Mastro
1922-1933
Meister Brau Beer
1909-1920
Peter Hand's Non-Intoxicating Brew
1922-1933
Peter Hand's Old Brew
1920-1933
Table Beer
1909-1920
XX Beer
1909-1920
XX Pilsener Style Beer
1909-1911
News

10th December 1917    

Jos. Meindl, the brewmaster of the Peter Hand Brewery Co., of Chicago, Illinois, died after an operation.
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Circa: 1933    

1933     Peter Hand Brewery Co. (Post-Prohibition)1612/1632 Sheffield Avenue

Products

Alps Brau Beer
1974-1978
Augsburger Beer
1973-1978
Braumeister Beer
1975-1978
Braumeister Bock Beer
1975-1978
Burgemeister Beer
1973-1978
Cartel's '92 Beer
1973-1978
Daley's Brew Beer
1986-1987
Daleys Brew
1961-1965
Malt Elixir Near Beer
1933-1940
Meister Brau Ale
1933-1968
Meister Brau Beer
1933-1968
Meister Bräu Draft Beer
1963-1967
Old Chicago Beer
1973-1978
Old Crown Ale
1974-1978
Old Crown Beer
1974-1978
Old German Beer
1974-1978
Paddy Bauler's Beer
1960-1963
Peter Hand Beer
1973-1978
Peter Hand's Reserve Beer
1951-1961
Peter Hand's Beer
1933-1940
Reserve Beer
1959-1968
Van Merritt Beer
1974-1978
XX Pilsener Beer
1937-1960
Zodiac Malt Liquor
1976-1978
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Circa: 1936    

1937Capacity 150000 Barrels
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1937    

1939Capacity 150000 Barrels
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1943    

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1949    

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1952    

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Circa: 1956    

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Circa: 1956    

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Circa: 1956    

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Circa: 1959    

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Circa: 1962    

1967     Meister Bräu Inc.1000 West North Avenue

Products

Buckeye Draft Ale
1968-1971
Burgemeister Beer
1972-1972
Lite Beer
1969-1972
Meister Bräu Beer
1967-1972
Meister Bräu Bock Beer
1967-1972
Meister Bräu Draft Beer
1967-1972
Old Tavern Beer
1972-1972
Powell Brau Beer
1970-1971

1968     Buckeye Brewing Co. (Aka of Meister Brau Inc.)1501 Michigan Street

Products

Buckeye Beer
1968-1971

1971     Warsaw Brewing Co. (Aka of Meister Brau, Inc.)1000 West North Avenue

Products

Burgemeister Premium Beer
1967-1972

1973     Peter Hand Brewing Co. (1970s)1000 West North Avenue

Products

Old Chicago Dark Beer
1973-1978
Old Chicago Light Beer
1973-1978

1978 ClosedPeter Hand Brewing Co. (1970s)