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The Prima Co. of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1890 - 1909 Independent Brewing Association, Ernst Bros.,... 586/612 North Halstead Street
1890 - 1920 Prima Tonic Co. (Aka of Independent Brewing A... 586/612 North Halstead Street
1909 - 1915 Independent Brewing Association 1440/1472 N Halstead Street
1915 - 1920 Independent Brewing Association 821-825 North Halstead Street
1920 - 1925 Prima Co. (Aka of Primalt Products Co.) 821/825 Blackhawk & Halstead Street
1920 - 1925 Primalt Products Co. 821/825 Blackhawk & Halstead Street
1933 - 1938 The Prima Co. (Independent 1933-1938) 821/825 North Blackhawk & Halstead
  • The Fate of the Brewery building is unknown
  • U-Permit Number :   IL-U-705
  • L-permit Number :   L-54

Timeline

News

10th October 1843    

Charles E. Ernst, who would eventually be vice-president and treasurer of the Independent Brewing Association of Chicago, is born in Neuweiler, Baden, Germany.

1890     FoundedPrima Tonic Co. (Aka of Independent Brewing Association)586/612 North Halstead Street

Products

Prima Tonic
1890-1920
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Begin: 1890     End 1909

1890 - 1909
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Begin: 1899     End 1909

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Begin: 1903     End 1909

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Begin: 1904     End 1909

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Begin: 1905     End 1909

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Begin: 1908     End 1909

1909     Independent Brewing Association1440/1472 N Halstead Street

Advertisement

Begin: 1911     End 1909

Advertisement

Begin: 1914     End 1909

1915     Independent Brewing Association821-825 North Halstead Street

News

7th November 1916    

Charles E. Ernst, vice-president and treasurer of the Independent Brewing Association of Chicago, died at his home. He was seventy-three years of age.

1920     Primalt Products Co.821/825 Blackhawk & Halstead Street

Products

Prima Ginger Ale
1920-1925
Primalt Extract
1920-1925
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Begin: 1933     End 1938

1933 - 1938

1933     The Prima Co. (Independent 1933-1938)821/825 North Blackhawk & Halstead

Products

"Malt Marrow"
1933-1938
American Ale
1933-1938
American Family Beer
1933-1938
Besser Beer
1933-1936
Besser Draught Beer
1933-1936
English Lad Ale
1933-1938
English Lad Beer
1933-1938
Harding's Special Brew
1933-1938
Imperial Beer
1933-1938
Manhattan Summer Ale
1933-1938
North Star Pilsener
1933-1936
Prima Beer
1933-1938
Prima Gold Medal Beer
1933-1938
Prima Three Star Pilsner
1933-1938
Prima Tonic
1933-1938
Rialto Beer
1933-1938
Rienzi Bräu
1933-1938
Royal Beer
1933-1938
Three Star Pilsner
1933-1938
Three Star Pilsner Draft
1933-1938
Tri City Lager
1933-1938
Westy's Ale
1933-1938
White Horse Beer
1933-1938
White Mule Ale
1933-1938
Photos

Circa: 13th April 1933    

Photos

Circa: 1943    

1938 ClosedThe Prima Co. (Independent 1933-1938)