A sketch of the beer barons of Milwaukee, 1892

Milwaukee Beer Barons

From only 225 barrels in 1851, to over 2 million by 1892, Milwaukee became the third largest producer of beer in the United States by the 1890s. Many of the city's most prominent leaders owned breweries and the brewing industry was a major source of revenue. This article looks at the development of the beer industry in Milwaukee in the mid-to-late nineteenth century, with profiles of some of the most well-known brewers.

Related Topics: Industrialization and Urbanization
Brewing and Prohibition
Creator: Milwaukee Sentinel
Pub Data: Milwaukee Sentinel. 31 July 1892.
Citation: "Milwaukee beer barons." Milwaukee Sentinel (31 July 1892). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1192; Visited on: 7/5/2022