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The United States Brewing Company, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1878 - 1879 Michael Brand Elston Avenue near West Fullerton
1879 - 1886 Michael Brand & Co. Elston & Snow Street
1886 - 1889 Michael Brand Brewing Company Elston Avenue & Snow Street
1889 - 1920 Michael Brand Brewing Co. (Aka of United Stat... Elston Avenue & Snow Street
1889 - 1927 United States Brewing Co. of Chicago Elston Avenue & Snow Street
1920 - 1932 United States Beverage Co. (Aka of United Sta... Elston Avenue & Snow Street
1932 - 1955 United States Brewing Company 2519 Elston Avenue
  • The Fate of the Brewery building is unknown
  • U-Permit Number :   ILL-U-703
  • L-permit Number :   L-39

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23rd March 1826    

Michael Brand was born in Gau-Odernheim, Rheinland-Pfalz,Germany. He had his primary education in his native land, after which he apprenticed in the Goldbeck Brewery in the city of Worms.

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8th September 1829    

Johann Jacob Metzler was born in Bernkastel Germany. He is to be noted as serving for fifty years as a brewmaster culminating in his employ at the Michael Brand Brewing Co. of Chicago. It was thoug... View More

1878     FoundedMichael BrandElston Avenue near West Fullerton

1879     Michael Brand & Co.Elston & Snow Street

Products

XX Export Lager Beer
1879-1886

1886     Michael Brand Brewing CompanyElston Avenue & Snow Street

Products

Brand's Pale Beer
1886-1889
Brand's Sonoma Beer
1886-1889
XX Export Lager Beer
1886-1889
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Begin: 1889     End 1927

1889 - 1927

1889     United States Brewing Co. of ChicagoElston Avenue & Snow Street

Products

Bon-Ton Bock
1920-1933
Bon-Ton Lager Brew
1919-1932
Bon-Ton Malt Tonic
1919-1933
Cabinet Export Beer
1913-1919
Chicago Club
1920-1933
Lager Beer
1913-1919
Lowen Bräu Export Beer
1913-1919
Lowen-Bräu
1913-1919
Malt Fizz Temperance Beer
1920-1927
Malt Tonic
1920-1933
New Life Food Tonic
1920-1933
New Life Malt LIquor
1913-1920
Old Time Malt Tonic
1920-1927
Olde Time Special
1920-1933
Pale Extra Beer
1913-1920
Pale Extra Export
1913-1920
Purity Beer
1913-1920
Rheingold Extra Beer
1913-1920
Rheingold Select Brew
1920-1933
Savoy Special
1920-1933
Savoy Special Brew
1913-1920
Worlds Fair Brew
1933-1933
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Begin: 1890     End 1927

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Begin: 1897     End 1927

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Begin: 1899     End 1927

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Begin: 1903     End 1927

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Begin: 1904     End 1927

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Begin: 1908     End 1927

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Begin: 1909     End 1927

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Begin: 1910     End 1927

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Begin: 1913     End 1927

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25th March 1916    

Rudolph Brand, former president of the United States Brewing Company of Chicago, Illinois, died on March 25, 1916, while traveling in California for his health.
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Begin: 1920     End 1924

1920 - 1924

1920     United States Beverage Co. (Aka of United States Brewing Co. of Chicago)Elston Avenue & Snow Street

Products

Dark
1920-1933
De Luxe Dark Brew
1920-1930
Extra Pale
1920-1932
FB Extra Pale
1920-1932
Frederick's Special
1920-1932
Jus-Rite
1920-1932
Malt Tonic
1920-1930
New Life Food Tonic
1920-1932
Savoy Special Light
1920-1932
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Begin: 1932     End 1955

1932 - 1955

1932     United States Brewing Company2519 Elston Avenue

Products

400 Club Special Brew
1932-1950
American Club Beer
1933-1950
Chesterfield Beer
1933-1950
Chicago Club Beer
1934-1940
Chicago Club Near Beer
1930-1936
Extra Pale Beer
1933-1936
Gold Crown Beer
1934-1955
Gold Crown Bock
1937-1942
Hillman's Bock
1952-1955
Hillman's Beer
1952-1955
Jet Beer
1953-1955
Loewen Brau Beer
1934-1939
Malt Tonic Beer
1933-1936
Malt Tonic Beer
1936-1950
Marinoff Beer
1942-1946
Mount Shasta Ale
1941-1948
Mount Shasta Beer
1941-1948
New Life Malt Tonic Beer
1934-1939
Red Stripe Beer
1935-1939
Rheingold Beer
1934-1956
Rheingold Bock
1936-1948
Savoy Beer
1932-1951
U.S. Ale
1941-1948
U.S. Lager Beer
1941-1948
United States Bock
1933-1945
Volga Beer
1941-1948
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Circa: 1933    

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Begin: 1934     End 1939

1934 - 1939
1937Capacity 200000 Barrels
1939Capacity 200000 Barrels
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Circa: 1940    

1955 ClosedUnited States Brewing Company