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Pennsylvania's Brewing Heritage

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Philadelphia Brewery Tour Revisited YouTube Videos

Germania Brewery Now Johnstown Museum

List of Brewery Preservation Success Stories

The Goundie House in Bethlehem

Deconstructing Dubois

Conestoga Township Historical Society hosts colonial brewing demonstration July 18, 2009

Mercer FolkFest 05-10-09 Pics

North Penn Reporter Pics



Philadelphia Brewery Tour

Remnants of Goenner Brewery Now Art Works in Johnstown

Brewery Preservation, the KEG, Spring 2004

Save the Neuweiler Brewery

Demolition Begins at the Old Ortlieb's Brewery

Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab Visits Brewerytown

April 2009

Camden County Historical Society September 23, 2006



Pittsburgh Brewery Tour

Weisbrod & Hess Brewery: New Home to Philadelphia Brewing Co.

Old Breweries, New Beer by Greg Kitsock, All About Beer May 2003

Archaeology: Christian Springs Brewery

Schmidt's Complex Razed

Chronology of Technology of Philadelphia's Brewing Industry Exhibit at Art in the Age

March 2009

The Making of a Colonial Brewer

 Using American Breweries II to Date Bottles

Order Form

Lehigh Valley Brewery Tour 

Class & Nachod Brewery On Temple's Campus


Kaier's Brewery, Mahanoy City

E. Robinson's Sons Brewery Razed

History Brews and Blooms

35th Anniversary issue of PA Heritage Winter 2009

Washington Crossing State Park October 19, 2003

  List of Known Embossed Philadelphia Brewery Beer Bottles


Luzerne-Lackawanna Brewery Tour

Bergdoll Brewery Condominiums


Northampton Brewery

Brew House of the Goenner Brewery Razed

America's First Lager Story


Washington Crossing State Park October 20, 2002



 South-Central PA Tour

Scheidt Brewery Now Office Park



Tube City Brewery Razed

Remembering Charlie Lieberman: America's Oldest Brewmaster

Yeast Feast May 11, 2002




How We Saved the Stegmaier



Hohenadel Brewery in East Falls Razed

Walking Tour Early Philadelphia Breweries and Taverns





Eberhardt & Ober Brewery: Home To Penn Brewery




Beer and Pretzels Exhibit at Historical Society of Berks County through March 15, 2008





Bube's Brewery:




New Book Brings Straub Brewing History to Life








 Historic Marker Dedication 




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Colonial Brewing Demonstration Now on YouTube:

Writer/Film maker Jeff Linkous created a video entitled Ancestral Ale – Brewing in Colonial America from the Rich's colonial brewing demonstration at the Camden County Historical Society last fall. Check out his blog:

Scene at Festival Pier, Delaware Avenue and Spring Garden Street September 2, 2008.

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Text from center of poster, which contains 75 brewery ads:

Sources: 1887 newspaper clippings from Larry Handy’s and signs from Don Fink’s Philadelphia breweriana collections; Official Program of German Day 1892 and Geschichte des Nordoestlichen Saengerbundes from the German Society of Pennsylvania; Souvenir of the 60th Stiftungsfest of the Schützen Verein from the Fetzer collection;  Official Souvenir Program of the Labor Day Parade and Picnic 1905 published by the Central Labor Union of Philadelphia and Vicinity; Official Program of Founders’ Week Being the 225th Anniversary of Philadelphia 1683-1908 and Dunlop & Clarke’s Official Liquor License Directory of Philadelphia and Principal Cities and Towns of Pennsylvania 1890-91 from Jim Freeman’s collection. This composite directory amply illustrates the fact that Philadelphia was One Big Brewerytown!

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