The original home of Schlitz beer in Milwaukee

Schlitz started on Chestnut St. in 1849

August Krug began producing beer in Milwaukee in 1849. His bookkeeper, Joseph Schlitz, took control of the company after Krug died in 1856, renaming it the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. This image is of the brewery soon after Krug began brewing beer.

Related Topics: Industrialization and Urbanization
Brewing and Prohibition
Creator: Milwaukee Journal
Pub Data: Milwaukee Journal. 30 September 1936.
Citation: "Schlitz started on Chestnut St. in 1849." Milwaukee Journal. (30 September 1936). Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 7/5/2022