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The Theodore Hamm Brewing Company of St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1859 - 1864 Andrew F. Keller, Pittsburgh Brewery Trout Creek near Stillwater Road
1864 - 1877 Theodore Hamm Phalen's Creek, corner of Minnehaha
1877 - 1896 Excelsior Brewery, Theodore Hamm Minnehaha Street & Greenbrier Avenue
1896 - 1920 The Hamm Co. (Aka of Theodore Hamm Brewing Co... Minnehaha Street & Greenbrier Avenue
1896 - 1920 Theodore Hamm Brewing Co. (Pre-Prohibition) Minnehaha Street & Greenbrier Avenue
1896 - 1920 Hamm Excelsor Co. (Aka of Theo. Hamm Brewing ... Minnehaha Street & Greenbrier Avenue
1916 - 1933 Hamm Exelso Co. (Aka of The Hamm Co.) Minnehaha Street & Greenbrier Avenue
1920 - 1933 Theodore Hamm Brewing Co. (Prohibition) Minnehaha Street & Greenbrier Avenue
1920 - 1933 The Hamm Co. Minnehaha Street & Greenbrier Avenue
1933 - 1975 Theo. Hamm Brewing Co. (Post Prohibition) 720 Payne Avenue
1955 - 1967 Buckhorn Brewing Company (Aka of Theo. Hamm B... 720 Payne Avenue
1955 - 1964 Theodore Hamm Co. (Aka of Theo. Hamm Brewing ... 720 Payne Avenue
1972 - 1976 Burgie Brewing Co. (Aka of Theo. Hamm Brewing... 720 Payne Avenue
1975 - 1983 Olympia Brewing Company 720 Payne Avenue
1975 - 1983 Theo. Hamm Brewing Co. (Aka of Olympia Brewin... 720 Payne Avenue
1983 - 1985 Beverage Company of North America 720 Payne Avenue
1983 - 1983 Olympia Brewing Co. Subs of Pabst Brewing Co. 720 Payne Avenue
1983 - 1999 Stroh Brewing Co. 720 Payne Avenue
1999 - 2000 Miller Brewing Co. 720 Payne Avenue
  • Closed in the early 2000s.
  • U-Permit Number :   MINN-U-801
  • L-permit Number :   L-54

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29th September 1819    

Andrew F. Keller was born in Ensisheim, Germany. He emigrated to America as a young man and settled in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. In 1850 Andrew married fellow German emigree Magdalena Heidt i... View More

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14th October 1825    

Theodore Hamm was born in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. In 1864 he purchased the Pittsburgh Brewing Co. in St. Paul, Minnesota from Andrew F. Keller, and the rest is history.

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1859     FoundedAndrew F. Keller, Pittsburgh BreweryTrout Creek near Stillwater Road

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1860    

1864     Theodore HammPhalen's Creek, corner of Minnehaha

1877     Excelsior Brewery, Theodore HammMinnehaha Street & Greenbrier Avenue

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Theo. Hamm Bock Beer
1864-1896
Theo. Hamm's Excelsior
1864-1896
Theo. Hamm's Excelsior Beer
1864-1896
Theo. Hamm's Export
1864-1896
Theo. Hamm's Old Lager Beer
1864-1896
Theo. Hamm's Porter
1864-1896
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Circa: 1890    

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Circa: 1894    

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30th September 1894    

Theodore Hamm's Excelsior Brewery sent out 35,000 letters containing coupons for Hamm's Excelsior Beer.
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1895    

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1896    

1896     Hamm Excelsor Co. (Aka of Theo. Hamm Brewing Co.)Minnehaha Street & Greenbrier Avenue

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Circa: 1901    

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31st July 1903    

Theodore Hamm, proprietor of the brewery that bears his name in St. Paul, MN, died of heart failure.
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8th June 1909    

The Hamm Co. registers their "Legal Tender" Malt Beverage logo for trademark.
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17th December 1909    

The Cooperage department of the Theo. Hamm Brewery in Minnesota was damaged by fire.
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1909    

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Circa: 1910    

1916     Hamm Exelso Co. (Aka of The Hamm Co.)Minnehaha Street & Greenbrier Avenue

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Circa: 1917    

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Circa: 1919    

1920     The Hamm Co.Minnehaha Street & Greenbrier Avenue

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Oxford Club Ginger Ale
1920-1933
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Circa: 1923    

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Circa: 1929    

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15th June 1933    

39 year old William Hamm Jr., the president of the Theodore Hamm Brewery, was snatched by “four shadowy figures” and put in a black Hudson sedan while walking to his home for lunch at 12:45 ... View More
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1933 - 1950

1933     Theo. Hamm Brewing Co. (Post Prohibition)720 Payne Avenue

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Alpen Glen Beer
1972-1973
Buckhorn Beer
1962-1975
Buckhorn Beer
1969-1973
Burgermeister Beer
1972-1973
Burgie Beer
1972-1976
Burgie Beer
1972-1973
Golden Lager Beer
1969-1973
Hamm's Picnic Beer
1938-1949
Hamm's Beer
1933-1975
Hamm's Beer
1896-1920
Hamm's Beer
1959-1963
Hamm's Beer
1958-1971
Hamm's Beer
1953-1973
Hamm's Bock
1935-1946
Hamm's Export Beer
1933-1936
Hamm's Preferred Stock Beer
1935-1953
Hamm's Preferred Stock Beer
1969-1975
Hi Special Beer
1934-1937
Master Brew Beer
1933-1941
Master Brew Strong Beer
1933-1937
Matterhorn Beer
1972-1973
Old Derby Ale(?)
1933-1935
Old Derby Porter(?)
1933-1935
Oldbru Beer
1972-1973
Right Time Beer
1970-1971
Right Time Beer
1971-1973
Right Time Gold Malt Liquor
1973-1975
Right Time Malt Liquor
1973-1975
Right Time Red Malt Liquor
1973-1975
Saint Paul Beer
1933-1937
St Paul Beer
1935-1939
Two Star Beer
1933-1937
Value Line Beer
1972-1973
Waldech Beer
1956-1975
Waldech Beer
1958-1970
Wiener Beer
1896-1920
Zumalweiss Near Beer
1933-1937
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Circa: 1935    

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Circa: 1935    

1937Capacity 800000 Barrels
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1937    

1939Capacity 800000 Barrels
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Circa: 1940    

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23rd January 1942    

6 weeks after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, H. J. Charles, former attorney for the Theo. Hamm Brewery in St. Paul was elected to lead the U. S. Brewers Association.
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1953 - 1957
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1955     Theodore Hamm Co. (Aka of Theo. Hamm Brewing Corp.)720 Payne Avenue

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1972     Burgie Brewing Co. (Aka of Theo. Hamm Brewing Corp.)720 Payne Avenue

1975     Theo. Hamm Brewing Co. (Aka of Olympia Brewing Company)720 Payne Avenue

1983     Stroh Brewing Co.720 Payne Avenue

1999     Miller Brewing Co.720 Payne Avenue

2000 ClosedMiller Brewing Co.