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The Schoenhoffen-Edelweiss Brewing Company, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1890 - 1909 National Brewing Company 846/860 West 18th & North Lincoln Streets
1900 - 1909 National Malt Tonic Co. (Aka of National Brew... 846/860 West 18th & North Lincoln Streets
1909 - 1925 National Brewing Company 1900-1910 West 18th Street
1918 - 1933 Drewrys Dry Ginger Ale Company 1900-1956 West 18th Street
1918 - 1933 Schoenhofen Company 1900-1910 West 18th Street
1920 - 1925 National Beverage Co. (Aka of National Brewin... 1900-1910 West 18th Street
1925 - 1933 National Brewing Company (Aka of Schoenhofen ... 1900-1910 West 18th Street
1925 - 1933 National Malt Tonic Co. 1900-1910 West 18th Street
1933 - 1951 Schoenhofen-Edelweiss Company 1900-1956 West 18th Street
1951 - 1966 Atlas Brewing Co. (Aka of Drewrys/Schoenhofen... 1900-1956 West 18th Street
1951 - 1972 Schoenhofen Edelweiss Co. (A DBA of Drewrys L... 1900/1956 West 18th Street
1957 - 1964 Great Lakes Brewing Co. (Aka of Drewrys/Schoe... 3901 Emerald Ave at 39th Street
1959 - 1966 Barbarossa Brewing Co. (Aka of Drewrys/Schoen... 1900-1956 West 18th Street
1960 - 1962 9-0-5 Brewing Co. (Aka of Drewrys/Schoenhofen... 1900-1956 West 18th Street
1960 - 1964 Leisy Brewing Co. (Aka of Drewrys/Schoenhofen... 1900-1956 West 18th Street
1960 - 1964 Trophy Brewing Co. (Aka of Drewrys/Schoenhofe... 1900-1956 West 18th Street
1961 - 1965 Prost Brewing Co. (Aka of Drewrys/Schoenhofen... 1900-1956 West 18th Street
1962 - 1972 Drewrys Ltd. USA, Inc. 1900-1956 West 18th Street
1966 - 1972 Associated Brewing Co. (Aka of Drewrys/Schoen... 1900-1956 West 18th Street
1966 - 1971 B.B. Brewing Co. (Aka of Drewrys/Schoenhofen-... 1900-1956 West 18th Street
  • The brewery was affiliated with Atlas Brewing Co. of Chicago from 1944-1951 The Fate of the Brewery building is unknown.
  • U-Permit Number :   ILL-U-700
  • L-permit Number :   L-5

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2nd February 1827    

Peter Schoenhofen, future Chicago brewery magnate, was born in Derbach, West, Germany.  His is one of the most recognizable names in Chicago Brewing.  The last brewery that carried the fa... View More

1890     FoundedNational Brewing Company846/860 West 18th & North Lincoln Streets

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Export Beer
1890-1909
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Circa: 1895    

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Circa: 1896    

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Circa: 1898    

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Circa: 1899    

1900     National Malt Tonic Co. (Aka of National Brewing Co.)846/860 West 18th & North Lincoln Streets

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National Malt Tonic
1900-1909
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Circa: 1905    

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Circa: 1905    

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Circa: 1908    

1909     National Brewing Company1900-1910 West 18th Street

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Crystal Export Beer
1909-1925
Export Beer
1909-1925
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Circa: 1910    

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Circa: 1915    

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Circa: 1918    

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Circa: 1918    

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Circa: 1918    

1918     Schoenhofen Company1900-1910 West 18th Street

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Crystal Brew
1918-1933
Edelweiss Brew
1918-1933
Edelweiss Cereal Beverage
1918-1933
Edelweiss Dark
1918-1933
Edelweiss Ginger Ale
1918-1933
Edelweiss Grape Soda
1918-1933
Edelweiss Lemon Soda
1918-1933
Edelweiss Light
1918-1933
Edelweiss Lime Rickey
1918-1933
Edelweiss Tonic
1918-1933
Green River
1918-1933
Green River Lime Rickey
1918-1933
Haddon Hall Near Beer
1918-1934
Hires Root Beer
1918-1933
Katina Club Brew
1918-1933
Malt Tonic
1918-1933
Pilsener Special Brew
1918-1933
Special Stout
1918-1933
Splash
1918-1918

1920     National Beverage Co. (Aka of National Brewing Co.)1900-1910 West 18th Street

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Buck Tonic
1920-1925

1925     National Malt Tonic Co.1900-1910 West 18th Street

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Circa: 12th May 1933    

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Circa: 16th May 1933    

1933     Schoenhofen-Edelweiss Company1900-1956 West 18th Street

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Buck Beer
1933-1951
Crystal Beer
1933-1935
Edelweiss Bock
1934-1951
Edelweiss Beer
1933-1951
Edelweiss Bock
1933-1951
Edelweiss Centennial Beer
1934-1951
Edelweiss Dark Beer
1936-1941
Edelweiss Ritz
1933-1951
Green River
1933-1940
Hires Root Beer
1933-1935
New Health Beer
1934-1936
Ritz Beer
1936-1941
Schoenhofen Draught Keg Beer
1935-1940
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Begin: 1933     End 1951

1933 - 1951
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Circa: 1938    

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Circa: 1938    

1939Capacity 150000 Barrels
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Circa: 19th November 1939    

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Circa: 1940    

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Circa: 1942    

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Circa: 1949    

1951     Schoenhofen Edelweiss Co. (A DBA of Drewrys Ltd. U.S.A.,)1900/1956 West 18th Street

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Cold Brau Beer
1956-1966
Dorf Beer
1959-1966
Edelweiss Bock Beer
1951-1972
Edelweiss Malt Liquor
1952-1959
Edelweiss Ritz
1952-1953
Edelweiss Ritz Beer
1951-1955
Golden Stein Beer
1955-1961
Great Lakes Beer
1957-1971
Heritage Beer
1958-1966
Katz Beer
1963-1970
Kold Brau Beer
1962-1965
Prost Beer
1962-1971
S.G.A. Beer
1965-1971
Salzburg Beer
1964-1967
Trophy Beer
1965-1972
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Circa: 1952    

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Circa: 1956    

1957     Great Lakes Brewing Co. (Aka of Drewrys/Schoenhofen-Edelweiss)3901 Emerald Ave at 39th Street

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Dorf Beer
1957-1964
Great Lakes Beer
1933-1939
Old Heidelbrau Beer
1976-1990
Pulaski Piwo Beer
1976-1980
Windsor Beer
1933-1939
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Circa: 1959    

1959     Barbarossa Brewing Co. (Aka of Drewrys/Schoenhofen-Edelweiss)1900-1956 West 18th Street

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Barbarossa Beer
1959-1966

1960     Trophy Brewing Co. (Aka of Drewrys/Schoenhofen-Edelweiss)1900-1956 West 18th Street

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Trophy Beer
1960-1964

1961     Prost Brewing Co. (Aka of Drewrys/Schoenhofen-Edelweiss)1900-1956 West 18th Street

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Prost Beer
1961-1965

1962     Drewrys Ltd. USA, Inc.1900-1956 West 18th Street

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9.0.5 Beer
1966-1971
Bull Dog Malt Liquor
1962-1972
Drewrys Beer
1962-1972
Drewrys Draft Beer
1968-1972
Drewrys Genuine Bock Beer
1964-1970
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Circa: 1965    

1966     B.B. Brewing Co. (Aka of Drewrys/Schoenhofen-Edelweiss)1900-1956 West 18th Street

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Trophy Beer
1958-1971

1972 ClosedSchoenhofen Edelweiss Co. (A DBA of Drewrys Ltd. U.S.A.,)