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The Warsaw Brewing Company of Warsaw, Illinois, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1860 - 1861 Rudolph Giller *
1861 - 1880 Martin Popel Brewery *
1880 - 1897 Popel & Giller, Warsaw Brewery *
1897 - 1906 Popel & Giller Brewing Co. 6th Street
1906 - 1920 Popel-Giller Co., Inc. 6th Street
1934 - 1934 Burgemeister Brewing Co. 6th Street
1936 - 1938 Warsaw Brewing Co. 826 Harrison Street
1938 - 1950 Warsaw Brewing Corp. 826 Harrison Street
1950 - 1972 Warsaw Brewing Corp. 920 North 6th Street
1970 - 1972 Crown Bros. Brewing Co. (Aka of Warsaw Brewin... 920 North 6th Street
  • Though it closed decades ago, much of the Warsaw Brewery still stands (although the bottle house is in ruins) and at least as late as August 2011 a large informal bar and restaurant decorated with some of Warsaw’s own great old breweriana was operating inside the sprawling complex. Patrons are able to dock their boats on the Mississippi just yards from the brewery or simply arrive by car and motorcycle. It is a fun place with good local beers.

Timeline

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22nd April 1837    

William Martin Popel, founder of the Popel & Giller Brewing Co., was born in Prgestitz, Bohemia.

1860     FoundedRudolph Giller*

1861     Martin Popel Brewery*

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Circa: 1875    

1880     Popel & Giller, Warsaw Brewery*

1897     Popel & Giller Brewing Co.6th Street

Products

Celebrated Pilsener Beer
1897-1906
Celebrated Pilsener Export Beer
1897-1906
Extra Pale Bohemian Beer
1897-1906
Pilsner Export Beer
1897-1906

1906     Popel-Giller Co., Inc.6th Street

Products

Burg Bräu Beer
1906-1920
Burg'Meister Beer
1906-1910
Burgmeister (Prohibition Dates Check Book Page 106)
1920-1930
Daisy Beverage (Prohibition Dates Check Book Page 106)
1920-1933
Extra Pale Bohemian Beer
1906-1920
Giller's Grape Juice (Prohibition Dates See Book)
1920-1933
Giller's Malt-Hop Tonic
1906-1920
Giller's Pep-O-Malt (Prohibition Dates See Book)
1920-1933
Our Special Temperance Beverage (Prohibition Dates Check Book Page 106)
1920-1933
Pilsner Beer
1906-1920
Sammie (Prohibition Dates Check Book Page 106)
1920-1930
Vitaline Temperance Beverage (Prohibition Dates Check Book Page 106)
1920-1933
Warsaw Bohemian Beer
1906-1920
Warsaw Pilsner Beer
1906-1920
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Begin: 1906     End 1920

1906 - 1920
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16th April 1908    

Mrs. Martin Popel, wife of Martin Popel, head of the Popel-Giller Co., died on April 16, 1908.
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1st June 1918    

The Popel & Giller Brewing Co. begins selling Sammie malt beverage, "The Ace of Beverages".
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1st June 1918    

The Popel & Giller Brewing Co. begins selling Burg beverage.
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12th December 1921    

Martin Popel, partner in the Popel-Giller brewery in Warsaw, Illinois, Died at the age of eighty-five years.

1934     Burgemeister Brewing Co.6th Street

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Circa: 1934    

1936     Warsaw Brewing Co.826 Harrison Street

Products

Burgemeister Pilsener Beer
1936-1938
Dick's Beer
1952-1955
Illinois Select Beer
1936-1938
Old Rockford Beer
1936-1938
Old St. Louis Beer
1936-1938
Old St. Paul Beer
1936-1938
Old Tavern Beer
1940-1972
Warsaw Beer
1936-1938
Warsaw Special Beer
1936-1938
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Begin: 1936     End 1972

1936 - 1972
1937Capacity 75000 Barrels

1938     Warsaw Brewing Corp.826 Harrison Street

Products

Billiken Club Pilsener Beer
1938-1950
Burgemeister Draught Pilsener Beer
1938-1950
Burgemeister Pilsener Beer
1938-1950
Dick's Select Pilsener Beer
1938-1950
German Brand Lager Beer
1938-1950
High Time Beer
1947-1950
Lemp Extra Pale Beer
1938-1950
Modern Home Brew Beer
1938-1950
Old Rockford Beer
1938-1942
Old St. Paul Beer
1938-1950
Old Tavern Bock Beer
1938-1940
Old Tavern Lager Beer
1940-1950
Varsity Club Beer
1938-1950
Warsaw Extra Palel Beer
1938-1940
Warsaw Special Beer
1938-1940
1939Capacity 80000 Barrels

1950     Warsaw Brewing Corp.920 North 6th Street

Products

Burgemeister Beer
1971-1972
Old Tavern Beer
1950-1972

1970     Crown Bros. Brewing Co. (Aka of Warsaw Brewing Corp.)920 North 6th Street

Products

Crown Brothers Beer
1970-1972
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Circa: 2010    

1972 ClosedWarsaw Brewing Corp.