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The Schott Brewing Company of Highland, Illinois, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1854 - 1856 Charles Louis Bernays *
1856 - 1857 Bernays, Gerhard Schott & Martin J. Schot... Mulberry and West 13th Streets
1857 - 1870 Martin & Christian Schott Brewery Mulberry and West 13th Streets
1870 - 1885 Martin J. Schott Brewery Mulberry and West 13th Streets
1885 - 1920 Highland Brewing Co. Mulberry and West 13th Streets
1933 - 1940 Schott Brewing Company Mulberry and West 13th Streets
1940 - 1947 Schott Breweries Inc. Mulberry and West 13th Streets
1947 - 1949 Gast St. Louis Brewing Company (Highland Illi... Mulberry and West 13th Streets
  • The Fate of the Brewery building is unknown
  • U-Permit Number :   ILL-U-759
  • L-permit Number :  

Timeline

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1st August 1801    

Gerhard Schott, founder of the Schott Brewery in Highland, Illinois, was born in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany. The brewery he started in 1855 would go on to survive Prohibition and last nearly... View More

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10th November 1815    

Charles Louis Bernays, original founder in 1854 of the Highland Brewery in Illinois was born. In 1856 he sold his interest to Gerhard Schott, and the rest is history. He died on January 22, 1879. View More

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19th November 1830    

Martin Johann Schott, Partner in the Schott Brewery of Highland, Illinois, was born in Frankfurt am Main, Nassau, Germany. He died March, 15, 1903.

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18th July 1836    

Christian Lebrecht Schott was born in Kronberg, Hochtaunuskreis, Hesse, Germany. He was the son of Highland Brewery founder Gerhard Schott and short-time partner in the young brewery. He died Decem... View More

1854     FoundedCharles Louis Bernays*

1856     Bernays, Gerhard Schott & Martin J. SchottMulberry and West 13th Streets

1857     Martin & Christian Schott BreweryMulberry and West 13th Streets

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9th August 1860    

Otto Gerhard Schott, executive of the Highland Brewing Company of Illinois, was born. He was the oldest son of Martin and Bertha Schott. Otto died on December 30, 1895 in Albuquerque, NM.

1870     Martin J. Schott Brewery Mulberry and West 13th Streets

1885     Highland Brewing Co.Mulberry and West 13th Streets

Products

Edelweiss Export Beer
1895-1920
Extra Pale
1895-1920
Helvetia
1895-1920
Highland Export Beer
1885-1895
Pale
1895-1920
Premium Lager Beer
1885-1895

1933     Schott Brewing CompanyMulberry and West 13th Streets

Products

Five Star Beer
1933-1935
Highland Beer
1933-1947
Highland Bohemian Beer
1933-1947
Highland Special
1933-1940
Highland Special 5
1933-1947
Schott's Highland Lager
1933-1947
Schott's Light Old Lager
1933-1947
Schotts Old Lager
1933-1947
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Begin: 1933     End 1947

1933 - 1947
1937Capacity 100000 Barrels
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30th March 1939    

The trustees of the Schott Brewery of Illinois voted to change the name to Highland Brewery.

1940     Schott Breweries Inc.Mulberry and West 13th Streets

Products

Highland Bohemian Beer
1940-1946
Moore's Beer
1940-1946
Pine Tree Beer
1940-1946
Schott's Highland Lager
1940-1946

1947     Gast St. Louis Brewing Company (Highland Illinois Branch)Mulberry and West 13th Streets

Products

Gast Beer
1947-1949
Gast Lager Beer
1947-1949
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1950    

1949 ClosedGast St. Louis Brewing Company (Highland Illinois Branch)