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Richard Owens opens Milwaukee's first brewery in 1840

Birth of Milwaukee's Brewing Industry is Interesting Story

Richard Owens started what is commonly believed to be the first commercial brewery, Owens' Brewery, in Milwaukee in 1840. This article discusses the development and growth of the brewery, as well as the life of Owens.

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Related Topics: Industrialization and Urbanization
Brewing and Prohibition
Creator: Milwaukee Journal
Pub Data: Milwaukee Journal. 19 March 1916.
Citation: "Birth of Milwaukee's Brewing Industry is Interesting Story." Milwaukee Journal (19 March 1916). Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 4/24/2014
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