Category Archives: Breweries

Stephen Stone Tavern aka Boots’ Tavern, and Peace & Plenty Saloon

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  Stephen Stone Tavern aka Boots’ Tavern, and Peace & Plenty Saloon Note: Most of the Sussex Brewery’s sales went through the Boots-owned tavern that stood where Sussex Auto, N64 W23936 Main St., is today. In August 1857 it was called the Stone Tavern. Note: A Democratic Assembley District convention…will be held at the Stone Tavern, in the town of… Read more »

PROHIBITION COMES TO WAUKESHA, LISBON AND LANNON

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PROHIBITION COMES TO WAUKESHA, LISBON AND LANNON By Fred H. Keller From the early settlers onward in Waukesha County and more particularly the Town of Lisbon there was always a need for alcoholic beverages. Lisbon did its part by being a hot bed of barley and hop growers to facilitate the beer production in the nearby City of Milwaukee. Barley… Read more »

Brewery, Saloon and Tavern History

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  Brewery, Saloon and Tavern History Compiled and Edited by Michael R.Reilly Last Revised 01/27/2015 Editor: April 1, 1837 David Bonham is advertising in a Milwaukee newspaper that his Public House (tavern) was open at “Head of Fox River” [later Town of Lisbon].  The Head of the Fox River encompassed an area on the eastern edge of the Lisbon township… Read more »

Brewery, Saloon and Tavern History

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Retrospect: Old Boots Brewery fell to railroads, Milwaukee beers By Fred Keller Posted: Aug. 13, 2008, Sussex Sun The State of Wisconsin once had hundreds of breweries, 10 in Waukesha County, according to “The 1880 History of Waukesha County.” None of the county’s 10 breweries remains, but a smattering of taverns offer their own brews on a small scale. People… Read more »

Brewery – James Stone and Ephraim Boots

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Ephraim Boots, Sussex Brewery by Fred H. Keller Posted: Living Sussex Sun, May 15, 2012 There is a very small, one-inch entry in “The 1880 History of Waukesha County” about Ephraim Boots. It reads, “E. Boots, proprietor of the Sussex Brewery, PO Sussex, is a native of Sussex Co. England. He was born Jan. 7, 1831. In 1850 he came… Read more »

Index to Wisconsin Breweries 1835-1850

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  Wisconsin Breweries 1835-c1850 Compiled and Edited by Michael R. Reilly,copyright Nov 2012 Last Revised 08/16/2015 Primary sources for listing – American Breweries II by Dale P. Van Wieren, 1995; and American Breweries by Donald Bullfinch, 1984; andThe Register of United States Breweries 1876-1976 by Manfred Friedrich and Donald Bull, 1976. Also: Badger Breweries: Past and Present by Wayne L…. Read more »

Waukesha Spring Brewing Company aka White Rock

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  Waukesha Spring Brewing Company aka Waukesha Brewing, Malting and Distilling Company aka White Rock Mineral Spring Co. or White Rock Spring Brewery Waukesha Spring Brewing Company, source: Chicago Eagle newspaper, October 6, 1894, page 11 by Michael R. Reilly, editor, March 27, 2013, copyright Last updated08/16/2015     editor: I’ve found a couple of sources that say that a “C…. Read more »

Sussex Brewery notes

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  Sussex (Lisbon Township) Brewery History by Michael R. Reilly, editor,  January 27, 2013, copyright Last updated08/16/2015 The Sussex Brewery at 36 Main Rd Emsworth PO10 8AU, United Kingdom‎ (probably nothing like what our old brewery looked like). “Very many will remember the first turkey-shoot that came off in this town, and very likely the first in the county. In… Read more »

Weber’s  Brewery, Waukesha, William Weber

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Weber’s  Brewery Chas. Gasper has recently furnished the new office of Weber’s Brewery with modern office furniture. Waukesha Freeman November 9, 1893, page 8 — George Pickleman, a general hand at Weber’s Brewery, hanged himself after attempting to kill his wife by failed strangulation; discovered by neighbor, friend and co-worker, Mr. Zeeb, a foreman at Weber’s. Waukesha Freeman March 8,… Read more »

Bethesda Brewery, Waukesha, William Weber

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  Bethesda Brewery Notice Notice is hereby given to the citizens of Waukesha and the public generally that Charles Minick Sr. and his son, Lewis, who are engaged in bottling and selling beer, have no connection whatever with the Bethesda Brewery, but are doing business for themselves. The beer thay are bottling is manufactured in some brewery outside of Waukesha…. Read more »