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The Reisch Brewing Company of Springfield, Illinois, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1849 - 1850 Reisch & Selig *
1850 - 1853 Franz Sales Reisch *
1856 - 1859 Reisch & Bretz 723/801 North Rutledge & Herndon Streets
1859 - 1860 Reisch & Helmle West side of Rutledge, north of Miller
1860 - 1869 F. Reisch and Son (Frank and Frank Jr.) Rutledge, Between Miller & Calhoun
1869 - 1875 F. Reisch and Sons 723/801 North Rutledge and Herndon Street
1875 - 1893 City Brewery (Aka of F. Reisch & Bros.) Rutledge, Between Miller & Calhoun
1875 - 1893 F. Reisch & Bros. Rutledge, Between Miller & Calhoun
1893 - 1920 Reisch Brewing Co. (Pre-Prohibition) 723 North Rutledge
1920 - 1933 Reisch Beverage Company 723/801 North Rutledge and Herndon Street
1933 - 1967 Reisch Brewing Company (Post-Prohibition) 723/801 North Rutledge and Herndon Street
  • The brewery was delayed in reopening after prohibition until mid 1934 and therefore didn't receive a Special brewery permit. The building was torn down in 1976 to make way for the Med building at SIU Springfield.

Timeline

News

24th January 1809    

Franz Sales Reisch was born in in Baden, Germany. He would go on to found the Reisch Brewery in Springfield, Illinois.

News

19th January 1842    

Frank Reisch, oldest son of Franz, is born. He will exentually become the "Son" in the F. Reisch & Son Brewery of Springfield, Illinois.

1849     FoundedReisch & Selig*

1850     Franz Sales Reisch*

1856     Reisch & Bretz723/801 North Rutledge & Herndon Streets

1859     Reisch & HelmleWest side of Rutledge, north of Miller

1860     F. Reisch and Son (Frank and Frank Jr.)Rutledge, Between Miller & Calhoun

1869     F. Reisch and Sons723/801 North Rutledge and Herndon Street

News

18th August 1875    

Franz Sales Reisch falls to his death from the third story of a building under construction as an addition to the brewery. He was the President and patriarch of the F. Reisch and Son brewery of Sprin... View More

1875     F. Reisch & Bros.Rutledge, Between Miller & Calhoun

Products

Extra Lager Beer
1875-1893
Reisch Bros Lager Beer
1875-1893
Reisch's Muenchener Export
1875-1893
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Circa: 1890    

1893     Reisch Brewing Co. (Pre-Prohibition)723 North Rutledge

Products

Gold Top Bottle Beer
1893-1920
Reisch's Bimini Beer
1893-1920
Reisch's Bohemian Export
1893-1920
Reisch's Brunette Dark
1893-1920
Reisch's Gold Top
1893-1920
Reisch's Hercules Malt
1893-1920
Reisch's Muenchener Export
1893-1920
Reisch's Sangamo Special Brew
1893-1920
Reisch's Weiner Special
1893-1920
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Begin: 1893     End 1920

1893 - 1920
News

20th May 1896    

Frank Reisch Died. He was the President of the Reisch Brewery in Springfield, Illinois. He was 54 years old.
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1901    

Photos

Circa: 1906    

1920     Reisch Beverage Company723/801 North Rutledge and Herndon Street

Products

Reisch's Gold Top Beverage
1920-1933
Reisch's Sango Beverage
1920-1933

1933     Reisch Brewing Company (Post-Prohibition)723/801 North Rutledge and Herndon Street

Products

Gold Top Beer
1933-1967
Reisch Beer
1933-1967
Photos

Circa: 1935    

1937Capacity 100000 Barrels
1939Capacity 100000 Barrels

1967 ClosedReisch Brewing Company (Post-Prohibition)