Breweries in the Eastern District

Boulevard Brewery, The; Scharnagel and Reitzner, Bushwick Avenue and Wall Street
Joseph Burger, Meserole and Leonard Streets
Henry Claus, Bushwick Avenue and Forrest Street
J. Distler, Cypress Hills
Fischer & Ippeg, Evergreen Avenue
Frederick Fries; Bushwick Avenue, between Scholes and Meserole Streets
Guiser and Stenihauser, 154 Ewen Street
Otto Huber, Meserole Street and Bushwick Avenue
Caspar Illig, Scholes and Lorimer Streets
Henry Kiefer, 132 Scholes Street
J. Licht, East Williamsburgh
H.H. Linneman, Scholes and Ewen Streets
Max & Bergermann, East Williamsburgh
Meltzer Bros. Brewing Company, 60 Mezerole Street (1865-1873); 170 Myrtle Street and 185 Suvdam Streets (1873-1901)
Obermeier and Liebmann Brewing Company, 59/71 Bremen and Noll Streets (1868-1924)
S. Liebmann's Sons Brewing Co (Rheingold Brewery), 36 Forrest and Bremen Streets (1854-1933)
Sebastian Schnaderbeck & Company, 30/32 Remsen Street (1862-1870)
John Schneider's; Meserole, Schole, and Smith Streets
J.P. Schoenenwald, Washington and Forrest Streets
Seitz Brewing Company, 256/266 Maujer Street (1846-1911)
M. Staats, Bushwick Avenue and Scholes Street
John F. Trommer, Inc. Brewery, 1632 Bushwick Avenue (1895-1951)
William Ulmer Brewery, Inc., 29/31 Belvidere Street (1871-1920)

References


"Fifty Million Dollar Brewery Combination," Brooklyn Eagle (January 28, 1899), 1. Link
"History of Beer," United States Magazine 1:6 (October 15, 1884), 179-81. Link
"Lager Beer, A Trip through the Breweries of Williamsburgh," Brooklyn Eagle (August 12, 1875), 2. Link
"Lager Beer, Where and How the Beverage Is Made," Brooklyn Eagle (August 2, 1870), 2. Link
Rolf Hoffmann. "The Originators of Rheingold Beer: From Ludwigsburg to Brooklyn–A Dynasty of German-Jewish Brewers," Aufbau (June 21, 2001). Link
Ben Jankowski. "The Bushwick Pilsners: A Look at Hoppier Days," Brewing Techniques (January/February 1994). Link

Lynn Pearson, "Ale and Farewell: The German Style of Brewery Architecture," Brewer History 123 (Summer 2006)


Hermann Schluter. The Brewing Industry and the Brewery Workers Movement in America. (Cincinatti: International Union of Brewery Workmen of America, 1910).


S. Liebmann's Sons Brewing Co (Rheingold Brewery)


HABS report for Rheingold Brewery Office Building, 74 Stanwix Street (Brooklyn, Kings, NY).


HABS photographic documentation:
View southeast showing northwest elevation. Credit: Library of Congress (HABS NY,24-BROK,48A-1)
View southeast showing northwest elevation. Credit: Library of Congress (HABS NY,24-BROK,48A-1)

View south showing northwest elevation. Credit: Library of Congress (HABS NY,24-BROK,48A-2)
View south showing northwest elevation. Credit: Library of Congress (HABS NY,24-BROK,48A-2)

View northeast showing southwest elevation. Credit: Library of Congress (HABS NY,24-BROK,48A-3)
View northeast showing southwest elevation. Credit: Library of Congress (HABS NY,24-BROK,48A-3)

View north showing southwest and southeast elevations. Credit: Library of Congress (HABS NY,24-BROK,48A-4)
View north showing southwest and southeast elevations. Credit: Library of Congress (HABS NY,24-BROK,48A-4)

View south, door and window detail. Credit: Library of Congress (HABS NY,24-BROK,48A-5)
View south, door and window detail. Credit: Library of Congress (HABS NY,24-BROK,48A-5)

View southeast, window detail. Credit: Library of Congress (HABS NY,24-BROK,48A-6)
View southeast, window detail. Credit: Library of Congress (HABS NY,24-BROK,48A-6)


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Jeryl Johnson, Hillie Merritt, Gretchen Foster, Carol Toby, Myrna Fahey, and Maggie Pierce, with their fingers crossed, standing below suspended crown as they vie for the Miss Rheingold 1956 title (1955), World Telegram & Sun, photo by Al Ravenna. Credit: Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-118740)
Jeryl Johnson, Hillie Merritt, Gretchen Foster, Carol Toby, Myrna Fahey, and Maggie Pierce, with their fingers crossed, standing below suspended crown as they vie for the Miss Rheingold 1956 title (1955), World Telegram & Sun, photo by Al Ravenna. Credit: Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-118740)


Aerial view of Liebmann Breweries located at 36 Forrest Street. Credit: Brooklyn Public LIbrary, Brooklyn Collection
Aerial view of Liebmann Breweries located at 36 Forrest Street. Credit: Brooklyn Public LIbrary, Brooklyn Collection

Aerial view of Liebmann Breweries located at 36 Forrest Street. Credit: Brooklyn Public LIbrary, Brooklyn Collection
Aerial view of Liebmann Breweries located at 36 Forrest Street. Credit: Brooklyn Public LIbrary, Brooklyn Collection

Credit: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection
Credit: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection

Credit: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection
Credit: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection

Credit: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection
Credit: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection

Credit: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection
Credit: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection



John F. Trommer, Inc. Brewery

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One of the largest fleets of trucks ever assembled for the distribution of a single product was pressed into service April 6th at the famous Trommer Brewery, Bushwick Avenue and Conway Street, Brooklyn, N. Y., for the filling of thousands of orders. Photo shows George Trommer (right), president of the brewery, smashing a bottle of 3.2 beer to launch the fleet of trucks. Credit: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection

View of horse-drawn wagon or truck carrying barrels of Trommer beer, in foreground, and Trommer's Restaurant in Ridgewood. Credit: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection
View of horse-drawn wagon or truck carrying barrels of Trommer beer, in foreground, and Trommer's Restaurant in Ridgewood. Credit: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection

http://ldpd.lamp.columbia.edu/rerecord/document.php?vol=ldpd_7031148_039&page=ldpd_7031148_039_00001294&no=4




William Ulmer Brewery (Block 3135)



Joyce Cohen. "New King of 'Bushwick Castle," The New York Times (April 20, 2008). Link