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I collect Dayton breweriana so let me know if you have any to sell. I also just came across 2 pre-pro blob-top Hoster embossed bottles, one of which has a nice embossed graphic (not the standard embossed name) and the other has a partial label where you can read "Columbus, Ohio" across the bottom.
Name: Rick
- Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 20:35:21

Very interesting. I remember my grandfather talking about the brewery when I was a child.
Name: Jean Nash
- Monday, March 3, 2014 at 19:50:49

I have many items of family memorabilia post cards, photos of family and building of the Frank (Fred) KRUG Brewery circa 1900. Would like to get in touch with any living family relatives. Saturday, Jan 11, 2014
Name: Dick Bendix
- Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 18:38:20

My dad worked at Burkhardt Brewery and wrote a jingle for their ad campaign. I have a recording of the jingle on an old 33 1/2 record
Name: Becky
- Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 12:26:59

I have a Renner & Webber beer keg / barrel It has a red ring around i, looks to be a 5 gallon It says Renner &webber brew co Mansfield Ohio On the top and the side it is wood with metal rings around it. I think it could be there red label beer that was made at the latest early 1900s I have pics of it. I'd anyone would know a value of it I would appreciate it.
Name: Terri Combs
- Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 14:37:24

I have an aqua Renner's Grossvater bottle and was wondering age and worth.
Name: sherry
- Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 03:13:12

I have 2 chalk hudepohl signs and one tankard (lighted) for sale. $100.00 for all 3.
Name: jim telscher
- Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 09:52:01

I Have Several Bottles from estate Sale crystal rock, saugertown, M Frank & son, renner & weber bro., hubner Toledo Bob Stevens
Name: Bob Stevens
- Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 09:16:51

I recently bought an old farm, in 1 of the barns I found a wooden crate from Franklin Brewery co. I actually work where the old brewery use to be. I also found an old steel case that says Brennon Brewery from Youngstown Ohio
Name: Travis Herbert
- Friday, July 26, 2013 at 10:29:28

I have an original unopened 1989 HuDey Super Bowl XXIII six-pack. What is it worth?
Name: John Adamson
- Friday, May 17, 2013 at 08:13:46

I have an original unopened 1989 HuDey Super Bowl XXIII six-pack. What is it worth?
Name: John Adamson
- Friday, May 17, 2013 at 08:13:42

Interested in Matz :) Brewing Co. items.
Name: Michael D. Matz
- Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 22:45:16

Have some beer bottles from old alliance ohio brewery if anybody interested
Name: delores atwell
- Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 13:30:13

I found a green bottle The Crockery City Brewing Co. East Liverpool Ohio on the bottom is 1469 2 under the 2. is there any value?
Name: Irene Javens
- Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 16:35:36

I collect erie pa breweriana. koehler. wayne pre pro. pop mineral soda anything to do with brewing and bottling in erie
Name: gary klaes
- Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 15:37:01

Looking for Old Town Ale items from Newark Ohio.
Name: Jeff Webb
- Monday, March 18, 2013 at 09:27:37

I am looking for any 'Hoster' beer related items as my maiden name was Hoster. Thank you,
Name: Patricia
- Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 11:11:04

Recently acquired the Eagle finest on earth Export Beer wooden sign from the Renner & Weber Brewing Co. Mansfield, Ohio and also the Renner & Weber BR'G Co Mansfield, O wooden barrel lid in super condition. It still has the black tar substance on the inside used to make seal proof. Would like to get more information on these. The beer sign on the back says Notice Do no hang sign over radiator, steam pipes or stoves. To clean, wash with cold or lukewarm water. The meyergord Co. Inc. Manufacturer "Decalcomania process" signs Chamber of commerce blgd chicago. If anyone can tell me these are authentic and the time era in which they were created, I would love to hear more information.
Name: Wm Clawson
- Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 00:00:56

beer is being made today (11/30/2012) in the old Burkhardt building on Grant Street in Akron. The Thirsty Dog Brewing Company is there making craft beer. Thirsty Dog is owned and operated by John Najeway and partners. They are doing well, shipping their products to many states in the northeast and midwest.
Name: Robert Kraus
- Friday, November 30, 2012 at 06:19:55

Just looking for labels etc from the Renner name. Great website. Thanks
Name: Rick Renner
- Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 15:10:04

I have a hand statue that was to hold a bottle. It reads "Best in the House! Brewed in Akron" with the name The George J Renner Brewing Co. Akron O alone the edge. Does anyone know what beer brand was held by the hand or could it be holding a glass as the size is too small for a regular 12 oz bottle. Thanks
Name: george
- Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 16:23:56

Hi, I have had a Franklin Brewing Company Wooden crate in sturdy condition. I would like to know it's value and if anyone is interested in purchasing it. It has been a part of our household for many years, am trying to raise money to help with my son's college debt. Thanks
Name: Sharon
- Friday, September 14, 2012 at 22:01:38

From my family I have 6 glasses from the "Kuebeler Brewing Company, Sandusky, Ohio", 3 glasses eteched "P.A. Weast Special Brew, Age, Purity, Strength", and 2 glasses etched "Lock Box 290, Hayner, registered, Dayton, O.U.S.A.". Does anyone have any special interest in or knowledge of the last two?
Name: Carol Odgers
- Monday, August 20, 2012 at 11:54:15

hello my old bottle says the m burkhardt brg co what does this stand for?
Name: brian laubert
- Friday, August 10, 2012 at 21:28:35

I have a very old Toledo City Brewing Company Beer Bottle for sale. Any history?
Name: Janet
- Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 13:46:54

My father, John Kearns a tool and die maker, later adding plastic molds, was a regular at the Parma Tavern on State Road in the 1950's. I remember his beer of choice at the tavern was always P.O.C. My brother Sam and I were always treated to soda pop, pretzels or potato chips and shuffleboard table games or billiards. Great memories and I later discovered a great beer.
Name: Michael Kearns
- Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 21:58:06

My grandfather William Kopper operated Diebold saloons in Cleveland at 186 Canal St, (1896), Fulton & Dennison (early 1900s), and 7909 St. Clair 1910-14. He retired in 1915 an moved to South Newburg Village (Garfield Hts) where he obtained the first liquor license following repeal. Does anyone have any info on Diebold Brewery? If so, I'd like to hear from you.
Name: William A. Kopper
- Monday, July 23, 2012 at 21:30:30

I picked up a huge 2L Leisys ceramic beer stein marked made in US zone Germany. Im not looking to profit but for those of you collecting Im in strongsville and have no use for it.
Name: amanda
- Friday, June 29, 2012 at 00:18:45

Just found (June 24, 2012) #2 Amber Quart Champagne Tooled Crown (assumed) Private Mold "REGISTERED" on front at heel at the bottom of Lake Wawasee in Syracuse Indiana Anyone having interest let me know.
Name: jeff stillson
- Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 18:27:04

Hi there, great site and I wish I could sample your beer. Cheers from Coal Harbour Brewing Company,(craft brewers), Vancouver, British Columbia
Name: Graham
- Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 22:10:03

Excellent site. Thanks for your work. I have an old beer tap. The pressure cylinder is nickel plated and embossed "Bishop & Babcock", Cleveland, O. The wood pump knob is cherry. The tap itself is cast brass "Peerless Beer Tap" with a pre-Patent date of "Jan 27 1920" with the Patent date of "AUG - 9 - 21". I would like to know more about it please. I also have a Bavarian Brewing Co. Toledo O, wooden beer case I found during a barn demolition in Liberty Center, Ohio.
Name: Dan Strawser
- Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 13:13:59

Excellent site. Thanks for your work. I have an old beer tap. The pressure cylinder is nickel plated and embossed "Bishop & Babcock", Cleveland, O. The wood pump knob is cherry. The tap itself is cast brass "Peerless Beer Tap" with a pre-Patent date of "Jan 27 1920" with the Patent date of "AUG - 9 - 21". I would like to know more about it please.
Name: Dan Strawser
- Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 12:48:09

Hello, I have a Leisy's Light Beer neon sign. Yellow outer ring about 20"round. Any idea on worth or a place to sell. Thank you Gary 4065297821
Name: Gary
- Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 22:46:23

I have a Holy Bible presented to Earnest E. Deible on 4/1/1918. I would so like to give to remaining family members. There are other details inside which i will use for identity. I see that he was involved in Ohio Breweriana.
Name: becky
- Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 18:36:45

Are there any recipes for Burkehardt or Renner beers? As a kid growning up on Sherman st. snatched a few kegs from the old grant st. brewery , long ago.
Name: mike schillinger
- Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 18:45:38

I'm from Coshocton, Ohio. I have a "metal" beer crate from The Renner Brewing Company from Youngstown, Ohio. The date on it is 1934, trying to figure out what it is worth????? Please email me! Thank You!
Name: Brenda Bible
- Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 17:37:13

I'm beer label's collector from Poland.If you have beer label's for trade let me know.
Name: Adam Bobryk
- Sunday, April 8, 2012 at 09:48:42

I found a glass bottle with the KS on the side & on the bottom it's says Kuebeler Stang Sandusky Ohio. Is it worth anything?
Name: Ken
- Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 16:52:13

Just found your site quite by accident. I grew up near the Brewery District and German Village and have collected for years. Please keep me in your records for upcoming emails. Thanks
Name: MaryAnn Lawrence
- Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 17:31:27

i recently aquirred a 1895 calender from lion brewery I was wondering if these were reproduced and how to tell and value thank you
Name: Elliott
- Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 17:40:26

Came across a Renner Brewery bottle opener and was interested in the history since my last name is also Renner. Sorry to hear the brewery was no longer open. It would have been nice to visit.
Name: Scott Renner
- Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 22:42:35

info re query for Gehring Brewing Co. (see Oct. 2011 entry). I believe the Gehring family lived in Orange Township, Ohio, on what is now Chagrin Blvd. The time period would have been early 1900s till about 1923. I would like to know more about this also.
Name: Kathleen Griffin Fant
- Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 13:51:43

Just joined NABA. Already in ABA, and am an officer of the BCCA. Neat site.
Name: Doug Groth
- Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 21:21:31

I am looking for anything from the Camp Washington Brewery or Henry Adam Brewery from Cincinnati. Please contact me if you have any bottles or advertising items.
Name: Bob Siebert
- Friday, January 20, 2012 at 20:43:55

I recently acquired a Leisy Brewing Co. advertising stein/mug. This website proved to be of assistance in ID'ng the company and details. An excellent, well written and informative site for my research. Many thanks.
Name: john nathanjpn2007
- Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 16:10:31

Cleaning out my Dad's toolbox, we found a 3" silver bottle that says "Ask for Lion Beers - Compliments of the Windisch-Muhlhauser Brewing Company Cincinnati, O." It unscrews and folds out to a corkscrew. Any idea of it's value?
Name: Carol Mayhall
- Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 18:52:21

can you help us in locating a distributor for burkhardt beer? we heard it was being made again. its for a very dear friend who's last name is burkhardt and in dire condition. we would drive anywhere in ohio to purchase for a last toast.
Name: dave westbrook
- Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 16:54:43

Hi, I have a Huebner beer bottle. If anyone interested will make great deal. Just getting rid of some stuff. Thanks! 513 600 5237
Name: pmccart
- Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 13:02:06

It is always good to hear the tale of other Burkharts and how they made their way though the early years of the US.
Name: Jean Burkhart
- Monday, December 19, 2011 at 00:33:36

I have a 1894 first Coca-Cola bottle color called pontil, very good condition, whats it worth.
Name: Mary Vanstory
- Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 23:45:33

Bruck's Schnitzelbank: I am interested in learning more about the Bruck's Schnitzelbank, posted by a previous post-er.
Name: Ron Flick
- Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 00:22:04

Hey all, I am the namesake of William J. Huster, President of the Burger brewing company through the mid 20th Century (1934-196?). I've been searching for as much information as possible about my family's history and involvement with the brewery. Would love to talk to anyone familiar with the brewery's history!
Name: William J. Huster, IV
- Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 17:42:57

I have a large P.O.C.display bottle I bought from a bar near Seville Ohio more then 45 years ago. I would like to sell it if I can. I would like to know what it may be worth?rt
Name: Robert Cook
- Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 20:56:09

I have a large P.O.C.display bottle I bought from a bar near Seville Ohio more then 45 years ago. I would like to sell it if I can. I would like to know what it may be worth?rt
Name: Robert Cook
- Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 20:53:55

I have a Pickwick Lithograph Advertising Metal Sign.I am interested in selling metal sign. Please call me or email me if interested. phone number 281-414-5130.
Name: Linda
- Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 14:24:43

Name: shyrome sims
- Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 13:33:54

Am looking for info on Gehring Brewery. It was owned by husband's great grandparents.
Name: Beverly Cressey
- Monday, October 10, 2011 at 15:20:22

I am seeking any information on the brewery operated by the Hanna family in New Lisbon Ohio ca. 1840s to 1860s.
Name: Scott
- Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 13:40:44

I found an old brown beer bottle (I guess it is a beer bottle) it is embossed with--The Marietta Brewing Co. Marietta O. I would like to know the age of this bottle.
Name: judy swisher
- Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 23:59:20

I found an old brown beer bottle (I guess it is a beer bottle) it is embossed with--The Marietta Brewing Co. Marietta O. I would like to know the age of this bottle.
Name: judy swisher
- Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 23:57:42

I have found an old Hoster Brewing Co., Columbus, Ohio embossed bottle. Very heavy old bottle. The glass is almost metallic looking. Just wondering if anyone would have an idea of the value or where I could take it to determine the value.
Name: Rozi
- Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 21:34:16

In response to the Robert F. Rozman inquiry dated January 9, 2009: G M Diehl is my gg-uncle. I do have some info on the Diehl family. wlarson1(at)new (dot) rr (dot) com.
Name: Bill Larson
- Monday, August 29, 2011 at 16:42:50

I posted this back in 2009 but never found out about this light I want to put it on ebay but afraid it may be worth alot more then I even think...I have a Leisys dortmunder type beer sign that lights up and I can't find any information on it can anyone help me?? I also have a fort pitt beer sign that I also can't get information on and it also lights up.
Name: mark henderson
- Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 13:52:15

Am looking for info. on the Leisy Mansion built in Middleburg Hts., OH. Believe it was built by a relative of Otto Leisy (owner of Leisy Brewery), it could have been his son Herbert Leisy. Noticed in your guestbook an entry from George Erhard, a grandson of Herbert Leisy. Anyway I can get in touch with him? Or does anybody have any info. on this mansion? It is for the Middleburg Hts. Historical Society. Mansion later became a missionary.
Name: carole minch
- Monday, August 1, 2011 at 17:48:12

I found a corked bottle in the wall of a old house I was tearing down. The label says its Guckenheimer Rye Wiskey bottled in Marion,Ohio.If you have any knowledge about this bottle I would like to hear from you.It looks like the workers that built the house might of put it there. The house was behind the church on Church Street behind the City Hall building.
Name: James
- Monday, July 11, 2011 at 23:08:48

Looking for more information on Hock Hocking Brewery, nelsonville, OHIO. Yes I did buy book very helpful and mentioned my grandfather's name as one of the principals in the 40's who tried to revive the plant. Specifically I'm looking for beer recipes (personal use only) or bottles. Thank you
Name: Phil Alban
- Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 11:14:05

I have a Hudepohl 14K ceramic sign that is very very old and in great shape. Does anyone here have any info on it or would anyone be interested in purchasng it?
Name: Kathryn Quasebarth
- Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 15:56:17

I have found a cool beer bottle for the Huebner Breweries Co., Finlay Branch if anyone has any info on this, that would be nice. It is embossed.
Name: Sandy Martens
- Monday, April 25, 2011 at 10:57:59

I am in the process of researching my family tree.I no very litytle about my grandfather who shares the Hoster name.
Name: Bill Hoster
- Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 08:30:37

I have a set of 6 Hudepohl glasses in original box that I am trying to sell for my dad. I also have 6 that are not in the box.
Name: Donna Morsbach
- Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 12:16:44

Hello, My great grandfather was a collector at the Belmont Brewery in 1910. Is there any way to purchase a remake of a beer tray or mug, I would like to find something for my 83 yr old Mother. I recall Grandpa brewing beer in the garage too way back.
Name: Alexis
- Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 19:22:16

i have a buckeye beer statue of a bartender leaning on a bar made in 1959 at the embosograf co of chicago for buckeye brewing co toledo ohio.i was told it was very rare im trying to find more information on this ill be very grateful for any information thankyou
Name: teresa
- Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 11:03:55

I have an old stock cert. for the Franklin Brewing Co. The cert. shows Leonard Mohr Sect. and John Hmerzagt President. John's signature is very hard to read and may be incorect. The shares are for $100 each, high for that time. Franklin Brewing Company was in Columbus. However it is listed as a Deleware Corp. Anyone know about the FBC?
Name: Ed
- Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 19:04:37

I am the great great granddaughter of Leo Ebert of Leo Ebert's Brewery, Ironton, Ohio. My brother and I are looking for any embossed beer bottles which read "Leo Ebert Brewery Ironton Ohio" your response will be greatly appreciated.
Name: Elaine Cardinal
- Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 13:04:27

Would like to check out old beer lights, lanterns, etc. for my home bar.
Name: C. Roche
- Monday, January 31, 2011 at 20:26:12

Excellent story about the brewery in Bryan. The use of egg whites really showed an impressive knowledge of the brewing arts.
Name: Lawrence
- Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 21:19:43

- Friday, January 21, 2011 at 01:21:01

Please look into adding the Kaenzig (Kenzig) Brewery that was at 408 broadway in Cleveland, Ohio the year 1882 or so. In looking at old Ohio maps of the area in that time frame the Brewery does show up for one of the years. Google Kaenzig brewery and you will get more info. There is also a tie in to Leisy's as when the Kaenzig brewery disappeared Kenzig showed up working as a truck driver at the brewery and another Kenzig as Ron has stated above worked as a brewmaster.
Name: Jim
- Monday, January 10, 2011 at 19:06:27

To all, As a Born I am incredibly excited to see the information on the Born Brewery. Great thanks to a real friend for directing me to this site. If any of you have any further information please contact me as I am very interested!! Thanks and PROST!!
Name: L.A. Born
- Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 10:53:33

I collect pocket schedules and am looking for older schedules with ohio beers as advertisers.
Name: Brandon
- Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 16:21:47

Hi, I'm looking for Leisy's brewery items. Cleveland only and No bottles..thanks... :)
Name: Gail
- Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 11:41:57

so I just gave my son-in-law 6 glasses that I found at an antique shop. Engraved with a B and on the back is engraved bruck's beer. did I give him a treasure?
Name: vicki
- Friday, December 24, 2010 at 08:53:51

Am looking for William Frank and Sons bottles from Pittsburgh in 1800's - for a friend who is a distant relative.
Name: L Whitby
- Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 09:36:24

I have an oak beer keg from the Bruckman Brewery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Name: Jim Minor
- Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 20:33:19

I'm just on this website cause I love beer and was looking for a local canton area brewery
Name: Andi
- Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 12:16:33

I have a 30" tall glass promotional beer bottle from leisy's brewery cleveland ohio circa 1940's excellent condition with 4" cap circumference of 25" inches, complete label. will sell. have picture will forward
Name: jim thomas
- Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 14:02:15

looking for older and unique items from Toledo breweries....Bavarian Brewing Co.,Buckeye brewing Co.,City Brewing Co. Eagle Brewing Co.,Finlay Brewing Co. Grasser & Brand Brewing, Huebner Brewing Co., Home Brewing Co., Hoppe & Strub Brewing Co., Koerber Brewing Co., Lubeck Brewing Co., Tivoli Brewing Co. Toledo Brewing & Malting, Woolner Brewing Co.
Name: Jimmy
- Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 22:22:43

I have a 12 1/2 oz bluish tinted bottle from "The I Leisy Brewing Company Cleveland USA" . It has a 6 pointed star with a dot in each point and a fancy L in the middle. It has a small 5 point star in a circle with 2 next to it near the bottom of the bottle. You can find me on yahoo.
Name: leftyjacks
- Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 11:11:21

I noticed a 2009 post from Kelly on being related to Geo. F Stein Brewery in Buffalo. That was my Great Grandfather as well. Would like to contact her as when the Brewery closed the 5 Brother's went their separate ways and we have not met many of the relatives over the years. Thx
Name: Bill Stein
- Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 14:11:02

I was wondering did you every come across any info on my beer sign
Name: tammy hulderman
- Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 12:09:09

I am looking for local beer items from Halms brewery (Bryan, OH), Diehl (Defiance, OH), Koerber beer Co (Toledo, OH) Buckeye (Toledo, OH) and Lubeck's (Toledo, OH).
Name: Joe
- Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 16:01:19

i recently found a kuebeler-stang sandusky ohio bottle in great condition. please contact me if interested.
Name: briandm
- Monday, September 13, 2010 at 13:42:47

Hi! I was raised in Nelsonville, OH and came across a bottle of Hock Hocking beer. Does anyone know of it's worth, if anything at all?
Name: Lisa
- Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 10:54:09

Graduated Defiance High School in 1950, Living in Margate, Florida now. I love and miss my hometown snd classmates very much. Retired police officer.
Name: Richard "Dick" Smith
- Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 18:44:46

I have an old poster with "good old Brucks"and pictures with thier german names, I believe they are words to a german drinking song. "schnitzel bank" Anyone recogize this?
Name: Ann
- Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 17:31:08

I have a Wood Diehl Beer Case. States Diehl Centennial Beer. Have any idea What i should sell it for? Thanks
Name: deb bowers
- Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 14:50:58

Just found a Pilsner POC Bottle is green and has a circle logo in the middle w/poc across and down middle and around the circle is the pilsner brewing co cleveland oh.
Name: melissa
- Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 13:09:22

I have two Standard Gold glass beer bottles with the paper label from about 1906 or so. I will send picts
Name: George Boticke
- Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 00:42:42

found old crock bottle with George Stang wrote on it octogan shape no date on it want to know more about it
Name: matt
- Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 14:38:40

I have an bottle open in the shape of a fish its about 2 1/2 inchs long and about5/8 of a inch wide it has a hand with they index finger pointing and says you pay it is a spin game you spin to see who pains. what is the date of this and what is it worth? I live in Las Vegas and was offered $360.00 on Aug 9, 2010 every bar person offers me something.
Name: Cal
- Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 15:02:38

found old crock bottle octagon shape about 10" tall has george stang wrote on it has cork still in top. want to know more about it
Name: mattbishop
- Friday, August 6, 2010 at 15:27:24

I found a bottle marked 'M Frank & Son Mansfield, Ohio' in New Straitsville today (Aug. 6, 2010). New Straitsville is located in Perry Co., Ohio, SE Ohio, and hosts the annual Moonshine Festival. I just looked the marking up and it led me to your page. Bottle is not broken and in good shape!!
Name: Nicole Enright
- Friday, August 6, 2010 at 14:03:00

i have a Pickwick Ale Lithograph advertisement metal sign. want to know if any interested in buying it. thank-you
Name: linda
- Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 16:28:31

My husband is a distant relative of the original Leisy Brewers. He has recently followed his interest in opening a microbrewery. I would really love to get him some old recipes from the Leisy Brewing Companies. Anyone have any suggestions on where to find such a thing?
Name: Kellie
- Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 01:39:53

I have a mint condition Schoenling Lager Beer motion light sign. It is in real nice shape. Has the view of Riverfront Stadium and the Cincy skyline . I have had this for years and would sell or trade for any vintage Lemp Beer signs. Wonderful sight and I enjoy it very much!! Please contact me at if you are interested in it. Thanks!!!
Name: aeron57
- Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 15:13:38

To George Erhard (note from 2007) Are you descended from the original George Erhard? He is my great-great grandfather. Please contact the site if you want my contact info. Thanks!!!
Name: Joanne Taylor
- Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 15:42:45

I have an old bottle opener that says Pickwick Ale and Light Pickwick. Can you tell me anything about this brewery or ale?
Name: JAG
- Friday, June 18, 2010 at 09:05:13

I am the great grandson of one of the three founders of the Belmont Brewing Co. of Martins Ferry,OH. My grandmother on my father's side of family was Ferdinand Herman Eick's daughter born Elsa Rosa Eick 10/4/1885 in Martins Ferry,OH. My great uncle was Albert William Eick, who took over the duties of my great grandfather when he past away in 1915. I knew him quite well, he past away in 1980 at the age of 91. I only have 1 empty bottle which is over 100 years old. Thank You for all the information on Belmont Brewing Co., very informative.
Name: William V. Carenbauer
- Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 23:38:20

I have two or three old copper relief burger beer signs that my dad had back in college and wondered if anyone might be interested in buying them.
Name: scott Brown
- Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 02:19:32

if anyone has anything hudepohl and would like to get rid of it or if u could tell me where to find something i would love to know we are having a family reuion and i would love to show my aunt and uncles i have some of there memoeris where i live lol i am the granddaughter of the late gene and verda toney that lived in brownsville indiana and they drank that beer they also named the hollar they lived in hudepohl hollar i am learnning all kinds of things and would love to show this at the reunion please email me tammy_blanchette at yahoo com you know how to fill it in it will not let you put in here the correct way to put your email thank you tammy
Name: Tammy Woods Blanchette
- Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 06:37:04

I am the great grand daughter of C.E. Gehring who founded the Gehring Brewing Co. in Cleveland, Ohio.. Thank you, Kay Ruffini I am interested in anything pertaining to that brewery
Name: Kay Ruffini
- Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 17:18:11

I found a Kuebeler Stang Sandusky, Ohio glass bottle with a raised K over top a S while digging a tree stump out in my yard. How old and how nuch is something like this worth.
Name: nichole dalton
- Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 22:04:34

greetings--- I have a giant P.O.C. beer bottle with cap and wonder about it's value...I'd like to sell it to someone who could appreciate it it's just sitting in storage.thanks
Name: Joe G
- Friday, April 30, 2010 at 14:16:06

I found and old 6 oz Coke bottle in the woods at Pearson Park in Oregon Ohio on 04 22 2010. It is stamped Defiance Oh on the bottom. Looks pretty old it is also stamped trade mark registered bottle pat'd dec 25 1923..
Name: scott jaegly
- Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 18:58:05

I was fishing in the Scioto River in 1981 just North of Trabue Rd. In Columbus, Ohio, next to a railroad tressel. I pulled an object out of the gravel in the edge of the water. It looked like porceline and very old.I took it home in my tackle box and forgot about it. I went fishing a couple of weeks later and found the item and put it in box in the garage. As I was cleaning the garage April 2010, I found the item and started cleaning it up to see what the markings were on it. It says "Born Co. Columbus Ohio" and it has the Co. Logo on it. The logo is on a verticle circle sitting on a horizontal circle that sealed the bottle. I found this web site and discovered the story behind the Born Co. Can anyone tell me the age of this item? Thanks
Name: Mike Thompson
- Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 20:58:03

I was doing an internet search for info on Schmidt Bottling Company in Toledo, Ohio and a post from here cam up that a woman had a bottle from Philip Schmidt - that was my great grandfather.
Name: Jennifer Underwood
- Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 15:55:47

Just found a botlle today, the crockery city brewing co. East Liverpool Ohio the bottom stamped 890 and letter B and the back opposite the raised lettering A B CO. Don't know how old it is, but no chips or cracks.
Name: phil
- Monday, March 15, 2010 at 18:44:25

is a 1989 6pk of bengals huy dey beer unopened worth anything
Name: betty
- Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 16:29:36

hello all i have a brown beer bottle with hoster and col,o on it has a wire cage on the top of the bottle about how old is it?
Name: robert spurgeon
- Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 10:34:44

I'm looking for a copper beer stein with the "J.A. Nick" on the name plate. My father gave it to a museum in Ohio in the 1930's. I've contact most of the museums an they do not collect steins
Name: Gene Nick
- Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 13:17:05

I see that alot of people are looking for Born & Co. Items. I recently found an old bottle that says born & co. Columbus, Ohio on it. That's what brought me to this site. I was wondering if anyone would know the age and the value of this bottle.
Name: Scott
- Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 22:29:29

I have many old beer signs and bottles for sale
Name: Rob Kavalecz
- Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 09:08:11

Hello. I was given the following and have no clue what they would be worth. Any help would be very helpful. (2) Bud Light 1988 Xmas 12 packs (full cans) and still in the cardbord. 1988 14 K Bengals Hu-Dey superbowl full 6 pack still in orginial 6 pack ring and full cans. 1988 14 K Bengals Hu-Dey Afc Champ full six pack and still in original 6 pack ring and full cans. 4 6 packs of 1991 miller high life grand opening of the trento ohio brewery (full cans and still in original 6 pack ring) If anyone has any idea about any of these or would like to take any of these off my hand email me. Thanks
Name: Nate Dunno
- Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 00:25:06

I have a philip schmidt ginger beer crock bottle from toledo ohio. is it worth anything?
Name: sharon k
- Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 13:45:41

looking to find and buy Born & Co beer pictures,bottle tops,signs anything to put together something for my nieces to show them there heritage thanks
Name: robert born
- Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 23:01:01

I am looking for items from the Franklin Brewery in Columbus ,Ohio. Thanks
Name: Mel
- Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 23:19:46

Thanks for your rsearch on Leisy Beer. Keep us posted if there is any other info-
Name: Betsi swift Morris
- Monday, December 14, 2009 at 17:09:08

I am interested in purchasing anything relating to the Kuebeler-Stang Brewery.
Name: Bob
- Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 07:21:59

I am looking to purchase ohio beer memoribillia, revolving lights , steins , signs etc. thank you
Name: ta snow
- Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 19:16:37

I have found several metal signs 8" X 16", I'm guessing, that have imprinted with and painted that say Steel City beer. Has a landscape in the back ground. Must be Youngstown. Also A very King Kole beer sign card bad shape with several Old Shay and Fort Pitt Card Board signs. All look like they are from the early 30's. All are very old and delicate. Anyone looking for this type of Stuff. Please feel free to cantact me.
Name: Dave Shearrow
- Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 22:47:18

I found a 24 3/4 OZ.bottle marked THE HENRY GEHRING CO. IS IT WORTH ANYTHING?
Name: Staashy
- Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 15:53:41

I recently did a demolition job and found a Kuebeler-Stang Brewing & Malting Co. Glass bottle. Is it worth anything? No scratches or anything.
Name: Aaron
- Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 16:33:38

I found a born and co. bottle while landscaping a victorian home in Manistee MI. I looked it up and found out about born and co on this site. What an amazing find and an amazing story.
Name: Adam Madsen
- Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 07:26:29

I have a mirror roughly 4' x6'x 3/8 that reads "Renner's Lager Beer" then on the other side it reads "Oxford 9% Ale". Call 724-445-2394.
Name: Paul Bohin
- Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 17:08:15

i recently purchased an old beer bottle of "old vienna type beer" from the "koch beverage & ice co. inc.", of wapakoneta ohio. do you have any info on this brewery?
Name: scott knettle
- Monday, September 28, 2009 at 18:04:56

chris love: i have two galion brewing company bottles that i am trying to get information on that i found while rennovating a house, sounds like you would be the guy to ask
Name: Virgil Schofield
- Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 10:54:47

i recently aquired a 25-30 gallon Burkhardt Brewing Co Akron oh beer keg what can you tell me about it and o possible value it is in fair condition
Name: David Moushey
- Friday, September 18, 2009 at 22:47:21

Do you have any Gerke beer or bottles for sale?
Name: Jason Gerke
- Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 21:24:04

My husband found an old Burkhardt beer can up in our attic, its in really good it worth anything?
Name: Jackie Jenney
- Sunday, August 30, 2009 at 23:05:22

I came across a wood crate with The Huebner Toledo Breweries logo on it. Two sides look like the logo was silk screened, on and the other two sides the logo is scribed in the wood.The crate is 21 inches by 21 inches and 11 inches deep and seems to of had 5 dividers in it. The two sides that are scribed are painted silver in color and have 2 cut outs in them for handling. I would like to know how old this crate could be. I would say it is in solid condition. I am from Milw. Wisconsin the beer Capital of the world. I still think we are anyways..
Name: keith
- Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 18:50:55

I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Ten years ago I moved to Charlotte, NC for a job opening. I recently started homebrewing and have found it amazing. I also have discovered Leisy Beer and would like to try brewing their recipes. Does anyone know what direction I should go to find the recipes of this great brewery? Contact John @
Name: John Feher
- Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 10:08:37

I am Wenzl Medlin's GG Grandson. Wenzl's only son that was in the Brewing Business (My G Grandfather Charles) landed a job on the Mississippi River just prior to Prohibition working at the Jax Brewery in New Orleans. I guess we liked the food down here too much as we never left. Great website!
Name: Andy Medlin
- Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 20:03:16

I have a PRE-PRO Crate from Renner & Weber that held 36 bottles, it's in good condition, missing part of the lid. I would like to sell it if I could get a fair price for it. It would make a nice addition to somebody's collection. I would also consider a trade for Galion Brewery items for my collection. Thanks,Chris
Name: Chris Love
- Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 22:58:55

- Friday, August 7, 2009 at 18:53:01

I enjoyed visiting your website...I was doing research on The Pilsener Brewing Company...I have a beer tankard that is glass with a pewter lid..with an enameled inlay which says P.O.C " The Beer That Builds" it's dated May 11, 1916 and has the name M. LISKA...could that be one of the brewmasters or a relative?...Curious if it is of any value as it is in great condition...a reply email would be great...thanks in advance
Name: Wayne
- Friday, July 24, 2009 at 21:17:42

as we were digging a foundation for a room addition through a old burn pit i found a kuebeler stang real good conition for where it was .not a crack small chip on the bottom..?? is there a intrest for this stuff and what would it be worth. your web site is great thanks
Name: rick
- Friday, July 17, 2009 at 21:00:04

I'm a descendent of Jacob Leisy (non-brewer) and Lizetter Schowalter. I have a Leisy bottle for Malt-Ease from the Peoria Brewery. Anyone interested? Also trying to identify family photos that may be of Leisy relatives from late 1800's to early 1900's. If interested in helping with identification, please e-mail me. Thanks, Karen
Name: Karen Klaassen
- Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 23:50:13

I appreciated the information about the Leisy Brewing company. My grandfather had told me stories about this before and recently gave me a bottle opener from the Lesy Brewing Company, notsure how old it is. I am going to continue to research the history of our family and the connection to this company. Thanks again.
Name: Justin Leisy
- Friday, July 3, 2009 at 00:55:44

To Brenda Voisard - interested in your Schoenling sign. Please contact me. Jack Gifford
Name: Jack Gifford
- Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 21:20:39

I have one of the same signs that 1880 burkhardts and was wanting to know what that is worth I am in findlay ohio please call 419 +++ ++++ thank you
Name: Tamara Hulderman
- Monday, June 29, 2009 at 16:13:29

I am iterested in purchasing items with Renner name on it. Do you have anything available?
Name: Kathy Renner
- Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 18:37:59

Any information you can find on Hocking Valley Brewery, Nelsonville, would be appreciated. I have several 12oz labels for Hock Hocking beer and picture of my grandfather at the plant. Thank you.
Name: Phil Alban
- Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 21:39:03

I have a 4 color early Schoenling Neon light. It is in mint condition with the original transformer (I believe as it is large). I have owned it for 20 years I can find no information on the value or probable age frame. Does anybody have one of these or know of them. There is just nothing on the internet at all about this, I have searched extensively. Thanks for your time I will greatly appreciate any info. and help. I'm considering selling it as it just hangs on my basement wall in a little used room and I rarely plug it in.
Name: Brenda Voisard
- Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 23:32:14

Thank you for the information on the Marietta Brewing Company. The Kuehn's involved are my maternal relatives and your article answers many questions. It also explains the old photo I have of the group setting outside the old brewery on St. Clair. Also, it confirms Prohibition as the reason I am not a beer meister at present....
Name: Larry Hawn
- Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 19:34:49

Very interesting site! Does anyone know where I might be able to locate some renner brewery items?
Name: Pete Renner
- Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 18:52:23

On behalf of the Diehl family, I'd like to know when you are going to start bottling again?!?!?
Name: David Diehl
- Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 18:18:46

My great grandfather is George F. Stein. His Buffalo brewery was sold to Leisy's in Cleveland. Anyone having any info or breweriana, please contact me. Thanks!
Name: Kelly
- Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 23:46:32

Thank you for the information on Issac Leisy. A few year ago my husand and I purchased a huge barrel from an antique dealer. It has The Leisy Brewing - Cleveland, O on it. I wanted to find out something about it and I found it all here. Thank you Vickie Sells, Charleston, WV
Name: Vickie Sells
- Friday, May 15, 2009 at 08:17:14

I have a Renner's Grossvater bottle. Would like to do more research into the bottles age.
Name: Mulvina Goodwill
- Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 21:20:32

i have a bottle or jug with brewed ginger beer anchor brand from youngstown ohio anyone know if it is worth anything i would like to know any information thanks
Name: maria
- Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 20:08:58

I found a Grossvater Beer Bottle opener. Would it be worth anything?
Name: Stephen
- Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 22:14:18

- Friday, May 1, 2009 at 18:27:38

Thank you , I found your sight and did not know that East Liverpool, OH. had a brewery. look forward to doing more research. and visiting your pages more .
Name: Joseph s. Marrelli
- Friday, May 1, 2009 at 13:28:00

I have a large beer bottle and etched on the bottle is the "Born & Co., Columbus, Ohio. The size appears to be a quart volume. Any info on this bottle would be appreciated. Russ Rouch, Sat. April 18,2009.
Name: Russ Rouch
- Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 12:59:43

FOund this site and thought it very interesting. WOuld be willing to find some Renner Beer items. Thanks
Name: George Renner II
- Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 16:33:41

I am looking for a Diehl can or bottle. If anyone knows where I might find one let me know. My grandfather was related to the owners of the brewery.
Name: Joyce Balla
- Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 17:43:28

Do you have any information on promotional items i have a 32 inch high P.O.C. beer bottle with all the lables and a metal cap that i would like information on such as value and rarity help would be greatly appreciated thank you in advance Chuck
Name: Chuck
- Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 20:35:08

I found a Geo.J. Renner Grossvater Special Beer bottle while renovating my home. (Akron,Ohio) Any known value (historic)?
Name: Dennis Angerstien
- Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 17:13:07

I have a POC 3 color neon sign with plastic POC adv. Also a one color 1953 Burger beer neon. Just curious as to the value. THANK YOU
Name: john imhoff
- Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 13:39:50

This is to George Erhard (My grandfather, great-grandfather and g-g-grandfather were also George Erhard. I understand that the gg - was an early settler in the Chicago area - setting up a brewery there (first, I think). I'd be interested in knowing more of that history. I have the bowl of his (gggrandfather's)pipe that I was told he smoked when he walked from landing in the east, to Fort Deerborn.
Name: Joanne Taylor
- Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 22:26:03

I research the Matz,Belmont and Bellaire breweries. Would love to talk to relatives and or anyone that has info and photos to share, I can provide both in return.
Name: Albert Doughty
- Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 07:04:06

I have a Burkhardt's Bottle Opener. It is steel, 3-3/8" long with the name in raised letters on the front and "Since 1880, BEER-mug ale" stamped on the back. While looking for history I found this site. Best offer.
Name: Rick Boggs
- Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 10:46:47

I have a Leisys dortmunder type beer sign that lights up and I can't find any information on it can anyone help me?? I also have a fort pitt beer sign that I also can't get information on and it also lights up.
Name: Mark Henderson
- Monday, February 16, 2009 at 13:54:08

Looking to purchase Bruckmann Brewing Co. memorabilia.
Name: Jill Bruckmann
- Monday, February 9, 2009 at 14:59:43

in response to an entry posted by jenifer middleton in regards to memorabilia from the born & co. and hoster brewing company. I have some old ads dating back to the early 1900's you may be interested in. Let me know
Name: rob slykhuis
- Sunday, February 8, 2009 at 16:06:04

My Grandfather Aloise Kiesner was a Brew master at leisy's in Cleveland for a number of years. i have in my possession a number of ceramic mugs with the leisy's light beer logo on them. i have half liter, one liter, and two liter sizes and they are a grey color, i also have a brownish color mug. if anyone out there can possible appraise these mugs for me, it would be much appreciated. i couldn't find these mugs anywhere online. please email me for pictures or if you have any information on these mugs.
Name: Kevin kiesner
- Sunday, February 8, 2009 at 10:41:26

What a wonderful site; thank you very much! I collect bottle openers from breweries and it's great to be able to find information about these brewers. On a recent trip to Cleveland I found 3 openers from Ohio breweries & I have been able to learn about them here on your site. Thanks again!
Name: Ken Beachy
- Friday, January 23, 2009 at 08:53:00

I have a large beer bottle, about one qt. with the following molded on the bottle: HUEBNER TOLEDO BREWERIES CO. TOLEDO OHIO,any infomation would be helpful, thanks, Bob
Name: Bob Feighner
- Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 12:38:40

Reading the recent issue of "All About Beer", and noticed an advertisement from The Consumers Brewing Company in Newark, Ohio. Doing some research on a piece of hometown history. Any information would help!
Name: Kevin Dolan
- Monday, January 19, 2009 at 18:58:09

I am the curent owner of, and I am in the process of researching the history of the G. M. Diehl Machine Works in Wabash, IN. I have found that Christian Diehl's fourth son, (and cousin of George Diehl) August, came to Wabash and was one of the three partners that incorporated the G. M Diehl Machine Works in October of 1909. The in 1910 census has Augustus lving with George and Clara Diehl in Wabash. By 1920, August no longer lives in Wabash and no record of his leaving the company exist. It wuld be stange to be a company founder and then leave with 10 years, but it's not unreasonable to expect a departure. George's death notice in April 1938 indiactes that August preceded George in death (after they started the company) but August did not die in Wabash. Do you have any information about August? It would appear that with the three older brothers in the brewing business, there was no room for a fourth, especially in light of the temperance activity taking place about 1910, when August decised to partner with his cousin. Do you have any information to corroborate the fact the Christain had an older brother named Casper, who moved to Sheboygan County Wisconsin? My records indiacte that Casper and Christain are both born in the same city in Germany. Regards,
Name: Robert F. Rozman
- Friday, January 9, 2009 at 17:59:40

I had a relative that was an offical at the Pilsner Brewing Company in Cleveland. His name was Ray Crocker. We lost touch with that side of the family.
Name: Robert Robinson
- Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 16:54:45

Have found metal Hoster's Beer sign. It shows a musketteer looking fellow, and three different styles of beer. Am seeking information about this sign, what year used for advertising etc.
Name: Mike Yoney
- Friday, January 2, 2009 at 20:22:02

Wonderful and informative site. I collected beer cans for years and reading the Burkhardt and Leisy stories brought back good memories. I still have some conetops from Burkhardt, Renner (Akron) and a bottle from Leisy. Would love to get my hands on some of the old trays. Thanks again for a wonderful site and keep adding to the library.
Name: Paul Wittibschlager
- Friday, January 2, 2009 at 06:59:05

i need information on a 1930's era neon sign of waldorf beer - value, rarity etc...waldorf was brewed in cleveland and i believe was brewed only for distribution in cans - does anyone have any info? thanks
Name: kevin
- Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 02:01:27

looked around your site... great! ok, i have a blobtop bottle with wire stopper that has a very ornate Hoppe & Strub embossed logo on the front. around the bottom edge says "C.& CO. LIM." bottom has "THE HOPPE & STRUB B CO TOLEDO OHIO." any idea of the value? no chips, cracks, etc. still has most the rubber around the cap.any thoughts will help! thanks!
Name: Mike Granger
- Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 10:22:45

Hello, I am doing research on the history of soda pop. I was talking to my mom about this...and she says my great-grandpa Henry Gehring brewed gingerale in his brewery Henry Gehring Co. If you are willing to sell this I would love it! Thanks so much and also if anyone has any knowledge of the Henry Gehring Co. I would love it!
Name: Jamie Bickel
- Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 15:09:42

Name: Tom Smith
- Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 19:17:27

I have a mint 6 pack of Hu-DEY Beer Bengals Collectors Series from 1989...anyone know whats is worth?
Name: Dave Lawrence
- Friday, October 24, 2008 at 20:48:24

Hi, I was wondering if I sent a picture to one of those who might know, if anyone could tell me if it is an authentic Burkhardt Beer clock and about the time it was manufactured?? Thanks, Pam
Name: Pam
- Friday, September 26, 2008 at 08:37:50

My Grandfather, Charles Mosey, owned the Mansfield Bottling Company until the depression when he lost it. Could this be the same company that is listed in your bio? If so, any info would be appreciated. I am going to Mansfield in a few days and would love to have the address so I could see what is left. Thanks for a great site!!
Name: Pamm Mosey
- Monday, September 8, 2008 at 09:42:01

I am originally from Philadelphia, while putting in a new sewer pipe, a blue beer bottle from Salvatore Brewery was dug up. It says the prop. were Eick and Pulaski. I'm so excited to have found out that Louis is his first name. I had such a hard time tracking down the bottles history. This is so exciting any more info you can e-mail me would be great. Who is Pulaski? Can you give me a year this bottle was in production? Thanks so much!!!!
Name: Theresa
- Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 08:56:29

Went scuba diving today 7-31-08, in the Saint Clair river at Marine City MI. I found a brown blob top beer bottle that is embossed and says, DIEHL DEFIANCE, OHIO. I'm guessing it's a bottle from 1870 to 1890. A nice find, I wonder how long it was on the bottom of the river.
Name: Steven Kinney
- Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 23:51:22

Found a Hoster bottle between the walls of a house after pulling out some insulation. Parts of the house are from the 1800's other parts are from early 1900's. This house is just across the state line into Indiana west of Fort Recovery Ohio
Name: Charity
- Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 22:28:16

I own a octagon shaped Schoenling Lager Beer clock. It has the logo and a neon light. I would like to find out how old it is Dave Green Township Ohio
Name: Dave Saylor
- Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 10:16:36

i was down by the olentangy river in antrim park and i found a glass bottle that had in raised letters "Hoster Columbus" around a sphere with a capitol "H" i the center of the sphere. the horizontal line of the "H" was one of two eagle wings that were also on the logo
Name: kaleb armstrong
- Monday, June 23, 2008 at 21:59:11

Was your company ever located at 1015 Heywood Ave.Cincinnati,ohio? Did they ever make a Renner floating coffe cooker?
Name: Sue Hunt
- Monday, June 23, 2008 at 17:32:37

i just thought i let u know i live right across from the old hockhocking brewery company building if u like i could send u photos of the place .thanks for your site i enjoyed it very much ed anderson
Name: edward anderson
- Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 21:30:02

I enjoyed the Leisey Brewing Company Exerpt. My dad and grandfather both worked for Leiseys. My dad was a Brewmaster till they were sold in 1959 and closed then went to P.O.C. till they closed not long after. My grandfather drove the delivery trucks.I use to see him in those big truck cabs from the car. Boy did they look big at that young age.I'm not sure how long he worked for Leiseys but it was a few years. I often enjoyed the stories they both would tell about their jobs. I was able to visit the brewery when I was a very young boy and was awed by the giant copper brewing kettles and the continuous flow of beer flowing in the trough for testing clarity and flavor. I remember it being cold in there and looking into the copper kettles window seeing the beer stiring inside as it brewed. What great memories. Its sad to see the former brewery today and what became of it. At least I have some great memorialbilia from the brewery also to cherish.
Name: Ronald E. Kenzig
- Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 18:37:24

I have a Hudepohl sign showing an old man smoking a corncob pipe and drinking a glass of Hudephol. Can you tell me anything about it.
Name: Roy D. Breland
- Sunday, June 8, 2008 at 01:39:35

I have a RENNER beer sign, poured glass, oval with two dressed-up guys dancing that reads "Ask for Premium Beer RENNER YOUNGSTOWN" Can you tell me about it? Thanks, Brad
Name: Brad
- Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 21:38:15

Enjoying your site - however - where are the references to the breweries in the Cincinnati area?
Name: Wendy Farfsing
- Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 22:14:01

I would love to talk to someone about the Huebner Brewery, or would like to sell some of their collection. I can offer a little info too.
Name: Lisa
- Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 15:05:03

I am originally from Martins Ferry, Ohio. I enjoyed, very much, reading the history of Belmont Brewery.
Name: Jim Doty
- Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 11:52:36

was searching for homebrew supplies and found this website and a place to purchase homebrew supplies,,was so excited ,,and found some right where I USED TO LIVE..salem ohio,and near Pittsburg,also we lived in East Liverpool Ohio,,read your story there,,its amazing,for I worked at Golden Star Dairy,right where the story of Crockery Brewery took place,,now live in east tn and cannot find homebrew supplies anywhere locally???enjoyed this page for sure,,
Name: bill crawford
- Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 10:23:08

I am looking up some information for my parents and myself about the Kuebeler Brewing & Malting Co. of Sandusky, Ohio. I have a lot of information already but would like to see some pictures or memorabilia ( glasses, bottles, tankards etc.). I see there was a Don Jess that found a bottle. He had signed in in 2005. Wondering if he could still could be reached.
Name: David Krohn
- Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 10:14:39

I have a 12 oz. bottle of Hudepohl Chevy Ale. Does anyone have any idea of when it was made in Cincinnati or what it's worth ?
Name: Steve damon
- Monday, February 25, 2008 at 09:51:54

- Friday, February 22, 2008 at 02:04:56

I have a collection of 600+ cans from the 60s & 70s that were collected by a son. Mostly ring pull from ohio and the midwest with some imports. I would like to find a collector in the n.e.ohio area who would be interested in adding to his/her collection. Contact
Name: bill delaney
- Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 15:55:53

i just wanted more info on this Bottle, Its a brown cork beer bottle it says Born & Co, columbus.o. on it, does anyone know how old it is?
Name: Robert
- Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 10:30:33

Hi, I have a photo of renner&weber baseball team from early 1900's taken by albert perez of mansfield.any info would be great.Thank you
Name: henry petrovich
- Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 22:19:31

HI,Ted Muhlhauser, I am looking for information on your family's brewery and specifically whether G. Clifford Muhlhauser was involved in the family business. If so, in what fashion?
Name: Laraine Daly Jones
- Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 11:58:15

I was researching a Bruck's Beer song pamphlet when I stumbled on this site. Why is Bruck's of Cincinnati not included in the Ohio breweries on the homepage? Just wondering.
Name: lea
- Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 20:50:19

I have a cone top (never opened) of Diehl Beer. I am listing it on EBay today - if anyone is really interested they can contact me via email.
Name: Kurt Deimer
- Monday, January 14, 2008 at 14:15:15

I am looking for a beer bottle from the Alliance Brewery in Alliance, Oh. Can anyone help me? Thank you.
Name: Karen Dimit
- Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 04:37:11

DIEHL BEER The Diehl Family is trying to acquire items from the Christ. Diehl Brewery (1870-1955) from Defiance, Ohio. Little was kept when the brewery closed, and the family is looking for ANYTHING that makes reference to or has anything to do with the DIEHL brewery. Any stories that anyone may have concerning the brewery would be appreciated. Do you have any interesting pieces in your personal collection?? We would love to hear about them, as we are also trying to create a list of all of the advertising items that were produced. Please e-mail us if you can be of any help. The Diehl Family --
Name: Aric A. Diehl
- Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 18:41:35

This message is for John Feighan who signed the guestbook on 5-20-07. I have a 12in. by 48in. picture taken by Robt. Krumhar of Standard Brewing Company. The year is 1914. I'd like to know more about it. If you would like contact me. Thanks.
Name: John Tomcko
- Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 17:40:53

- Monday, November 26, 2007 at 09:37:09

My great-great grandfather, conrad Born, Sr. founded Born & Company in 1859. Interested in purchasing memorabilia from Born & Company, Capital Brewery, or Hoster-Columbus Associated Breweries, Co. If anyone has any pieces please let me know. My brother and father are also interested. Great site.
Name: Jenifer Middleton
- Thursday, November 22, 2007 at 19:16:53

I am interested in early glass beer tap knobs. Also aluminum knobs made by Newman. Let me know what you have.
Name: Dale
- Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 13:02:40

Don, I would like to hear more about your bottle collection from Ohio. Can you send pictures and prices? Also, I'm always looking for items from Diehl in Defiance, Ohio.
Name: Aric Diehl
- Monday, October 8, 2007 at 20:38:38

I have a bottle collection , anyone interested? (Huebner,canton to many to list but all from ohio)
Name: Don
- Friday, September 28, 2007 at 08:06:01

Hi, Friend showed me a picture of an old ad for Burkhardt Brewery and had to look it up.
Name: James Burkhardt
- Monday, September 24, 2007 at 22:30:19

I was looking for information on the Galion Brew House in Galion, Ohio. Any info will be appreciated. Thanks.
Name: Kevin McNeal
- Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 17:15:28

Hi this message is in regaurds to Sandra McGonigals message left March 10th 2007 about John W. Schuster and the Schuster Brewing company of Massillon. I live in John W. Schuster's home in Lakewood Ohio, originally Rockport. I have been searching for the history of John, his family, and occupation. I have found some information on him, and The Schuster brewing company was the link I was missing to finding out the true history of this private man. I would like to talk to you sometime about John and his history, but I am unable to find out how to contact you. Maybe a person running this site could help me out??
Name: Jason Bellino
- Friday, August 24, 2007 at 13:30:43

When was POC in the 12oz twist off cap bottles last sold? I have 17 bottles, two - 8 packs in their original cardboard packs and one extra bottle. Do you know of any collectors for these? I also have 2 12oz bottles of Old German Style Beer bottled by the Renner Co. of Ft. Wayne Indiana. Same two questions. Thank you.
Name: robert jogan
- Sunday, August 5, 2007 at 18:04:31

I have found an old beer sign and would like to know more about Windisch Muhlhauser Brewing Co. Thanks! Sue
Name: Sue Profitt
- Saturday, August 4, 2007 at 13:23:33

Hello! As the grandson of Herbert F. Leisy (his daughter Constance is my mother) I found it very interesting to read up on the history of the Leisy brewery. I don't think there are any brewmeisters in the family anymore since my Grand-Fa Herbert passed away back in the 70's, but we're still all appreciative of a good beer.
Name: George Erhard
- Saturday, July 28, 2007 at 15:29:20

I was just browsing around the internet looking for stuff about my family when I came across this site. I have seen some people asking about the Windisch-Muhlhauser Brewery or Lion Brewery. I am a direct descendant of the people who run it and would be willing to help anyone out who is looking for information about the brewery. Also if anyone has memorabilia for sale, I would definitely be interested.
Name: Ted Muhlhaser
- Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 21:58:23

I have two Belmont Brewing Co. beer mugs that look very old. Looking to find info. about them.
Name: Mike Ryan
- Monday, June 25, 2007 at 15:07:58

My grandfather John T. Feighan started Standard Brewing Company in Cleveland in l903 with Stephen Creadon. The brewery was sold in l96l to Schaefer Brewing of Brooklyn New York I worked at the brewery every summer starting in high school in l95l and continued worjking thru college and continued on with Schaefer until it was sold in l964 to Schmidt's of Phiadelphia. My father became President of Standard following my Grandfather. I knew Herb Leisy, George Carter from POC, Bob Renner from Renner Brewery in Youngstown and many other in the Cleveland brewing business.
Name: John Feighan
- Sunday, May 20, 2007 at 11:25:59

I have a 9 1/2 inch tall brown beer bottle with the Star of David on the front and a "S" inside it. Near the bottom of the bottle on the back is "D.C. Co.", bottom reads "The I. Leisy Brewing Company, Cleveland USA" Is it of any value? No chips or cracks. How old would it be? Thanks.
Name: Roberta
- Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 16:50:02

Interested in brewery labels 1930's - contact
Name: david skop
- Friday, May 18, 2007 at 14:46:26

i have found a mint buckeke conetop can is there anyone with any info ?
Name: drew
- Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at 23:56:26

We found a tall brown beer bottle in our woods, it reads M.Frank & Son... Mansfield, Ohio. Is there anyone who can tell me the age or anything about this bottle.. It's in perfect condition.
Name: Dana
- Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 13:04:50

shelia fayard-wong, we have the identical mug/stein given to my father by his dad 50 yrs ago washington brewery co. with the eagle underneath very old in appearance i was always told it was old we keep pens & pencils in it on my desk...
Name: rob carlisle
- Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 19:30:43

I found a old bottle with T.A. Ballou on the side and the other side says not to be sold..The bottle is clear bluish color and does not look like beer bottle like every else's..I know it is from alliance,oh and the guy was a liquor wholesaler..the bottle looks more like a liquor bottle..Is there anyone that could tell me more about this bottle..
Name: dave
- Friday, March 30, 2007 at 18:40:14

ive been looking for info on this mirror since i purchased it about 10 years ago. i found it after it being lost in the pile of boxes etc.decided id look it up in the beercan book and couldnt find it there then i said duhh i need to do a search for it on ebay. here we are.. 5 1/2 x 12 inches it has some spotting behind the mirror part in places.about 85% of the mirror back is good other 15% show bubbly crackily water damage im guessing. how tall are you has a measurer that goes from 5ft 2 to 6ft 2 measure at eye level it says. 2 big circles with a big 1884 with brand over the 1884 and a big ale under it a reflection of good taste in script under it matz brewing co bellaire oh under that.. the frame on the mirror is a gold painted metal. do you have any idea of the value of this mirror? is it even a know mirror?? would you like a picture for your archives?? or your site?
Name: scott berry
- Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 02:14:01

I just bought an old home outside of waterville ohio. It was built in 1902 and designed by a local architect hired by a Huebner. I have since found out that it was owned by the owner of the Huebner Brewing Company. I am looking for any historical information about Mr. Huebner and his brewery. Also, up in the attic of the garage there is a very large metal drum. 20 ft long. It is rumored that Mr. Huebner stored his liquor there after prohibition went into effect. I also heard from a local that mob bosses from Chicago would stop and spend a day or two at the house on their way up to detroit. If fact the local told me not to dig to deep anywhere in my back yard! Anyway if anyone knows anything about him I would really like to know. I also would like to find some old Huebner beer bottles or signs to display in my guy room in the basement.
Name: Greg
- Sunday, March 18, 2007 at 00:10:04

I remember the Leisy Beer commercials in the media and the Trucks and Billboards. Other Cleveland Beers Standard; P.O.C.; Gold Bond and others now that I forget. I was seven or eight years old in the mid-fifties. Also Roma Wines. ERWM 11 Mar. 07
Name: E. R. Washington-Mason
- Sunday, March 11, 2007 at 18:30:46

I came upon this site accidentally. I was researching The Schuster Wine Co. in Cleveland, Ohio, and because the Winery founder and the owner of the Schuster Brewing Co. in Massillon, Ohio were brothers, I have learned more about John W. Schuster, the brewery owner. I am a Schuster descendent. I would love to hear from anyone who has any more information on the Schuster lineage.
Name: Sandra McGonigal
- Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 16:34:42

My mother-in-law has a Cleveland-Sandusky Brewing Corporation stock certificate (100 shares) dated 1957. Is it of value to anyone? She could use the money. edszhi at san. rr. com
Name: Ed Langamid
- Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 11:12:11

I have an amber beer bottle embossed RENNER'S YOUNGSTOWN, O; the Y superimposed over B within a star TRADE MARK, all within a shield, C.&CO. on bottom rim, the lip is a blob, not a crown.
Name: Charles Deibel
- Sunday, February 25, 2007 at 16:53:28

I am doing research on blind people in the workplace. If any of you know of stories of brave or noteworthy accomplishments or have stories to tell me regardingt the topic, please do reply.
Name: Jeantaylor
- Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at 23:40:49

I'm still looking for info on George Renner who went to The Gunnery school "several" years ago! Thanks
Name: bEN h.
- Monday, February 5, 2007 at 17:35:58

I'm from Illinois and life-long Buckeye fan. Never knew there was a brewery with the Hoster name from Columbus. How good is the beer?
Name: Doug Hoster
- Sunday, February 4, 2007 at 15:10:26

- Monday, January 29, 2007 at 12:01:20

I recently came across a bottle opener that reads: Diehl Beer Defiance, Ohio. If you have any information as to its approximate age, I would appreciate it.
Name: Mary
- Saturday, January 27, 2007 at 21:38:58

I am conducting research on blind folks in the workplace. If any of you know of stories of brave or newsworthy accomplishments or have stories to tell me regardingt the topic, please do reply.
Name: Jeantaylor
- Friday, January 26, 2007 at 23:30:55

Do you have any information on promotional items i have a 32 inch high P.O.C. beer bottle with all the lables and a metal cap that i would like information on any help would be greatly appreciated thank you in advance Chuck
Name: Chuck
- Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 22:43:56

I did a search on 'Hudepohl Brewing Company' at wikipedia and got some interesting info on the company history. I've worked in Cincy but never lived there, so I hope this helps.
Name: Mick
- Sunday, January 21, 2007 at 14:13:56

Could anyone tell me the address of the Hudepohl factory in Cincinnati, Ohio??? I am flying all the way from Amsterdam (the Netherlands) to see it!
Name: wesley
- Sunday, January 14, 2007 at 06:10:30

I am currently working in a building built in the 1920s on East Huron Road in Cleveland. We know it was originally a brewery but are not sure which one. We think it was most likely Pilsener but haven't found anything to confirm or deny this. Can anyone be of help?
Name: Heather
- Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 09:21:59

We loved your Hudepohl beer here in Tennessee!!
Name: Tom Peters
- Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 02:47:58

Would love to find a tank top , t-shirt or hat with Hudepohl-Schoenling brewing company on it. Im from Wisconsin, so maybe a lead to to website or catalog that would sell Hudepohl collectibles.
Name: rita l.
- Sunday, January 7, 2007 at 11:44:09

What a great site!Greetings from one who enjoys Ohio history and beer. I can't wait to share this site with others that will also enjoy it.
Name: George P.
- Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 05:00:28

My father was Jochann Renner, born in Yugoslavia and I with other Siblings. He married Kristine Gleich. We migrated to Austria in 1941 then to Kinzenbach, Germany Kreis Wetzlar. Are we a relation. My father's Uncle moved to America in the late 1800's or early 1900's. I am trying to locate our Renner geneology for tracing our family line. Eva Renner Bee
Name: Eva Renner Bee
- Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 22:44:32

I have a beer bottle that says RED BAND in the middle and a circle around that that says RENNER & WEBER BR'G CO. MANSFIELD, O. No label, all letters stamped and formed into the bottle. Looking to find the age of this bottle? Thanks, Jamie
Name: Jamie
- Friday, December 22, 2006 at 16:50:43

I'm looking for information in regard to my wife's great grandfather. He was said to have operated a brewery in Canton Ohio. The last name would have been Summer.
Name: Rex Y Wenger
- Saturday, December 9, 2006 at 14:04:09

I was wondering if you have any information on the Lion Brewing Company in Cincinnati, OH. If you could e-mail some sites or information, I would greatly appreciate it!
Name: Kyle McKenna
- Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 21:43:30

A couple of months ago I posted a message regarding a brown glass beer bottle that I found with the words "T.A. Ballou" and "Alliance,Ohio" embossed on the front of the bottle. After months of searching, I have finally found some history. The origin of this bottle is "Thomas A. Ballou, Liquor Wholesaler". This establishment operated on Arch street in Alliance, Ohio from 1899 to 1918. Thanks to those of you that attempted to help me find the information I was looking for.
Name: Joe Runyon
- Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 01:16:13

I am so glad I found this site. I was wondering if anyone can tell me something about a beer stein/mug that I have. My Father gave it to me about 32 years ago, he said it was from the first brewery ever in Cincinnati. On the side of it there is a figure of George Washington's head with an eagle underneath,and under that it says Washington Brewery Co. On the bottom it is either a figure 8 or two circles joined, I cannot tell which. I would appreciate any information on this, for I have had no luck at all in my research. Thank you in advance. Regards, Shelia Fayard-Wong
Name: Shelia Fayard-Wong
- Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at 10:54:07

Hi, In my first entry I mentioned the tax stamp on the neck of the bottles. This stamp info is from a POC; Malt Beverage Tax,State of Ohio, 1 1/2 cents Section 6064-41A Amended Liquor Control Act June 1935. This bottle was Made by Anchor Hocking. There are numbers on the bottom, to the right of the A.H. logo is a 3 to the right is 42 and below the logo is a 4. I want to think this means March 1942??? I'll folow up on this. I just want to explain the tax stamp. I enjoy reading everyones letters. Thanks, Bob
Name: Bob Cutlip
- Sunday, October 8, 2006 at 21:31:53

Hum, this must be the place. I have a case of beer. The case is a wood POC 24. The beer is an assortment - POC, Black Label, Grossvater Special, Budweiser and Schlitz. The bottles are clear and amber. Now the good part, they're unopened, full. A few of the labels are damaged, many still have the tax label on the neck. I've had them for 33 years, e-gad! I've always wanted to date the bottles and find info on Grossvater beer. Finally, I'm getting around to doing just that. Well that's it! I'll keep in touch while I research what I have. Take care .
Name: Bob Cutlip
- Friday, October 6, 2006 at 20:23:35

Great site! I was browsing for information on beer brewing history in the Akron, Ohio area and found more than I expected. Great history on many of the old breweries. Thanks Thanks
Name: Geral;d Conn
- Friday, September 29, 2006 at 16:05:15

i have a old brucks bock beer bottle from cincinnati ohio, like to find out when this was brewed,and if the bottle is worth anything. thanks, rich
Name: rich
- Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 09:32:44

i saw the beer sign from martins ferry and was wondering if anyone has reproduced it on tshirts etc,, would love to buy one for everyone in my family any info let me zywczyk...1060 state st vermilion oh 44089.. all my family is from martins ferry thank you
Name: kim zywczyk
- Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 16:34:10

i was reading about the history of my families brewery and read that pop (bob renner) and granny (mary ann renner) were presently living in san diego, california; unfortunately, my grandfather passed away the summer of 2004 due to cancer caused by cigar smoke and my grandmother passed away recently this august of 2006 just in case anyone felt like updating the family history
Name: frank renner jr.
- Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 21:44:37

I found 3 cabinet photos of the business of C.E. Gehring Lager. 2 are the same with 4 men in front of business. the other one has 4 men & one boy. The photograher was Mercantile Photo Co. in New York. Would the family be interested in them?
Name: ~Marian~
- Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at 15:01:10

Great Web Site. I have a blob top beer bottle embossed: Wm. Clouse Bellaire, O. This is the only know example of this bottle. Any info on this brewer or bottler would be greatly appreciated.
Name: Tom Chickery
- Friday, August 25, 2006 at 21:56:21

Change of ISP over the years. Still interested to hear of any info. Thanks. Some 26 years ago, we found-on our property here in Ontario, a brown glass 12 oz.bottle with the embossed name of "Renner Brew. Co." and above it a combination "R" and "B" with a "Y" (Renner, Brew. and Youngstown?) in the inside what appears to be a Star of David. Along the botton edge there is embossed "D.O.C.117.", "THIS BOTTLE IS NEVER SOLD" and a large "R"- the bottom. Any information concerning the age of this bottle would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks. Bill Armstrong, R.R. 2, Listowel, ON, Canada. N4W 3G7
Name: Bill Armstrong
- Sunday, August 20, 2006 at 19:00:24

Any pictures of old thermometres that were given as promos in the early years. I have one that I will try to photograph sometime. Thanks in advance, Mike
Name: Mike
- Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 21:08:20

Your Leisy sign comes up on E-bay once in awhile. Put it on e-bay. If my memory serves me correctly, they've gone for around $200? More if it is a neon? Keep checking e-bay.........Rick
Name: Rick
- Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 18:18:39

I found in my father's garage a Leisy's Light Beer light that's about 12" round in diameter. Can anyone please tell me more about this item. I've looked on e-bay and some other sites and haven't seen anything like it. Thanks, Shelli
Name: shelli
- Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 13:46:16

I have a hanging cardboard wall sign that says American Club Ginger Ale, by the Henry Gehring Co., Cleveland, OH. I also have a soda bottle from the same company embossed "Big Henry". Both circa 1920's or older. My question is; was Henry Gehring a relative of the beer brewery family of C.E. Gehring? Does anyone know any info on the Henry Gehring Co.? An advance thank you for any info!......Rick
Name: Rick S.
- Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at 17:57:45

My great great grandfather was C.E. Gehring.
Name: Carl Gehring
- Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 19:03:00

I recently found a couple of brown beer bottles with the words embossed on the front of the bottle in a circle: "T.A Ballou" on the top of the circle, and "Alliance, O." on the bottom of the circle. I know there was an Alliance Brewing Co. in Alliance, Ohio, but this bottle appears to be even older than the Alliance Brewing Co. Any info. that anyone might be able provide would be most appreciated.
Name: joe runyon
- Sunday, July 30, 2006 at 08:44:53

Going through some inherited dishes, I found a Yellow Ware mug with "l00% Buckeye Pure" on the bottom. The mug is 4 1/2 inches tall and has a diameter of a little over 3 inches. I'd appreciate more information about it and I'd like to sell it to someone who enjoys collecting beer mugs.
Name: Arlene Chandler
- Friday, July 28, 2006 at 02:23:25

Great site. Friend in VA found a Hoster Columbus bottle back in the 1970's while civil war relic hunting in an area of a VA battlefield. Gave it to me, and I live in NC. Trying to find out age, etc. Think I am going to sell it on Ebay. It's in great shape. Would love to know any details anyone has. Thanks!
Name: Mary L. Blalock
- Wednesday, July 26, 2006 at 23:28:11

Looking for George Renner, Gunnery School, class of - well, a long time ago. He's listed as missing! Any info on him will be appreciated. Thanks, Ben H.
Name: Ben H
- Sunday, July 23, 2006 at 15:45:48

I am seeking a P.O.C. beer bottle cap for a story I'm writing abut my youth in Cleveland. Any help would be appreciated.
Name: Raymond Kenyon
- Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 21:32:33

Found 3 1/2 feet in the ground a grn tinted M. Burkhardt bottle does any one have any more info on this item?
Name: DeDe
- Sunday, July 9, 2006 at 15:49:55

Just purchased a very early copper cup that is engraved "LEISY" and their star logo and the name "J WADOVICK".I was told it was a brewery tasters mug.Appears to be late 1800's to early 1900's.Any info on this employee?The mug came out of Cleveland Ohio.
Name: Bob
- Sunday, July 9, 2006 at 13:30:30

I found a bottle that says (this bottle belongs to GEO J.Renner Akron.ohio) on the front and i just wanted info on it
Name: John
- Tuesday, July 4, 2006 at 22:01:22

While excavating our backyrd in Barberton, Ohio for a swimming pool we unearthed a perfectly preserved bottle from the Geo J Renner Brewing Company in Akron, Ohio. It has the company name in a circular pattern with Pure Beer in the center and Akron, Ohio on the bottom of the circular pattern. It appears to be a corked type bottle. Does it have any value to a beer collector? Please tell me more about the bottle if you can Thanks, Bob.
Name: Bob
- Saturday, July 1, 2006 at 08:21:42

I read with interest about the Christian Diehl Brewing Company. I do not believe I am related, but my grandfather was born in New Milford Ohio. If anyone knows where I can find some Diehlicious Beer glasses, i'd love to know.
Name: J G Diehl
- Monday, June 19, 2006 at 21:16:00

Hello, Great site. I am married to one of the heir's of the Burkardt Brewery. If you find anything with the name Burkhardt on it please let me know. Thanks, Dennis
Name: Dennis
- Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at 20:29:47

I have a Burkhardt's bottle 12 1/2 Fluid OZ. Has embossed burkhardt's Akron, Ohio on front. The back has a very small circle at bottom of bottle with a star inside the circle withe number 10 next to it. The bottle has 2 seems that run both sides of the entire length of the bottle. I found it when I had to dig a new foundation for an annex to my house about 25 years ago in Kent, OHio. Anyone know how old this bottle might be?
Name: John Buttlar
- Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 22:44:19

I recently purchased a building on W.65th Street in Cleveland that is said to have been owned by the Leisy Brewing Company. It was listed under the Pontiac Imp. Co. I am hoping to find a picture of what the building looked liked originally. Any help would be appreciated.
- Monday, May 15, 2006 at 18:54:03

I was looking at the history of Forge Industries. My father was Robert Holland.
Name: Judy Allison
- Monday, May 15, 2006 at 12:01:27

I have just listed a bottle from the geo j renner brew co in akron ohio on ebay---
Name: Christine
- Friday, May 5, 2006 at 16:32:56

To Phil Renner; Sounds like you're probably from the Renner Brewery family. My dad's grandfather was George J Renner of the Renner Brewing Co. in Youngstown, Ohio. One of his cousins, who grew up in their grandfather's house, is named Adele. She is married to John Harvey who has tracked the Renner geneology back to Germany for several hundred years. I'm sure he'd be able to tell you what you need to know, given more information from you. If interested, email me at my personnel email address and I'll provide you more information. Thanks, MEG Goldcamp
Name: Meg Goldcamp
- Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 19:50:28

My great great grandfather was a brewer who came here from Germany in the 1850's. I have never heard of the Renner Brewery before. My great great grandfather lived in Cincinnati and his name was Philip Renner. If anyone knows anything about the Brewery history, please let me know.
Name: Phil Renner
- Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 22:26:18

My maternal grandfather (Thomas Berry) was the general contractor for the "rebuild" of The Standard Brewery (early 50's I think). His father-in law was John Feighan who I believe, with a partner was the owner. Does anybody have any info/pics? I sure would like to dig into this. Thanks. John Shannon
Name: john Shannon
- Sunday, March 12, 2006 at 19:52:53

I am curious about the Gehring Brewery. My maiden name is Gehring and I have a old photo from my Grandma of the Gehring Brewery with all the workers In front of it.
Name: Debbie
- Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 23:43:38

I enjoyed reading some of the history of the Leisy Brewery. I am glad I discovered this website.
Name: Eric B. Leissa
- Saturday, March 4, 2006 at 15:22:51

RE Gehring Brewery Kay Ruffini, please contact Kurt Taylor at I have a print of the family brewery and residence. Carlotta's son, our cousin also has one.
Name: Kurt
- Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at 21:39:09

Was there an Augenstein Brewery?
Name: John Wesley Augenstein
- Monday, February 20, 2006 at 12:57:30

Great website. I remember that my Dad always had a case of Renner Beer down the cellar. I vaguely recall the Factory down near the river if I'm not mistaken....
Name: Joe Durick
- Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at 10:23:33

Great Site. My wifes G. Grandfather (Julius Anschuetz) was was a brew meister at Waldor Brewery on Union Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. Her Grandfather (Bill Anschuetz) had also worked at Waldorf Brewery as a brew meister (Forest City Brewery, Inc.Waldorf Beer Cleveland, Ohio}. . Al, Bills' brother, worked in the refrigerated bottling room. The employees had a party room with a bar and all used to entertain. Keep up the Good Work on this Site!!
Name: Steve
- Sunday, February 5, 2006 at 13:46:35

Very interesting reading about the Renner Brewery!
Name: Laura Renner
- Thursday, February 2, 2006 at 19:54:14

We have a bottle unopened of 1884 ale, matz brewing company, bellaire ohio. The cap has the state of west virginia on the bottle cap.Does anyone know information on the bottle or its value?
Name: mike jeffrey
- Sunday, January 22, 2006 at 16:19:25

I grew up a stone's (or snowball) throw away from the Crockery City Brewery and lived next door to Henry Paczek until I moved away in 1982. He and his wife, Mae, had no children, so they kind of adopted my brother and me. I have some things from the brewery: books/charts/thermometers, etc from the records of Henry Paczek, Master Brewer of Crockery City Brewery in East Liverpool, Ohio. Email me if interested.
Name: janet bigelow
- Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 22:25:43

Great web-site with alot of good information. I was born and raised in East Liverpool and am an avid collector of East Liverpool advertising products. I am looking for jugs, crocks, metal, tins, paper advertisements and such with East liverpool on them. Thanks again, Clay Ingram
Name: Clay Ingram
- Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at 16:50:40

My grandfather Harry "Shorty" Prior worker for The Geo. J. Renner Co. in Akron,Ohio. He drove a beer truck for 50 years. I have a trunk full of his stuff pictures,letters,openers,leather apron he used for delivering kegs all the tools used for kegs also he kept everything. I enjoy this site very much.The Akron Beacon Journal did a story on Grandpa April 7,1983 50 years earlier on April 7,1933 is when beer returned- Legally and "Shorty" was right there delivering the beer.
Name: Cher'e
- Wednesday, November 9, 2005 at 11:49:43

I have a very old renners beer sign,that is illuminated wich has two top hatted characters on it. the light appears to be a standard light bulb and the actual sign is glass with a metal case . if you have any info or interest please contact me or lead me to more information.
Name: keith orourke
- Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at 13:34:45

I live in Leetonia and have always been fascinated with its history.By looking at this site, I have just found out that Leetonia had a brewery years ago, something I have never been told!
Name: Laura Fast
- Monday, November 7, 2005 at 21:49:16

Greetings, just wanted to thank you for a great web-site. I grew up in Galion, Ohio and would like to contribute some info to you. I was contacted recently by a Gentleman after winning an item on E-Bay. I will be sending the copies to him to forward to you, so you can provide this info to others. This info includes a 1907 Advertisement and a copy of a Pre-Prohibition Galion Brewery Label. Again, thanks for preserving History for others to view. Sincerely, Chris Love
Name: Christopher A. Love
- Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 21:11:09

Iam from East Liverpool Ohio have som Crockery City bottles and the Nehi Corp. dated 1936 Orange Crush July 20 1920 every time I go home I find some
Name: Steve Miller
- Saturday, October 8, 2005 at 06:36:50

I grew up in what is now the small town of Ripley, about 50 miles east of Cincinnati. I am interested to know if anyone has any information about the four breweries that were there: "Ripley Brewery; Reinhart's Brewery; Bruecker (or Brueckner); and Mischler? Thanks!
Name: Greg Haitz
- Sunday, September 4, 2005 at 19:00:45

Found an old glass bottle under the wooden floor in our old barn. It had K&S on the side and on the bottom, "The Kuebeler Stang Sandusky Ohio" We thought it was a wine bottle but thanks to your site, we learned it was a beer bottle circa 1890's from the Kuebeler-Stang Brewing and Malting Co. in Sandusky which is no long there. Lots of great information on your website!
Name: Don Jess
- Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 10:45:33

I have in my possession a mug with the name Leisy's that is/was a brewing company and the mug was made in Germany. This was an item in my mother's belongings that appeared to be something different. I had never heard of the company but held on to it so that one day possibly I would have the chance to research the company name. Today I happened to be in my local library and picked up a copy of the last years annual report, and I saw a photo the Isaac Leisy's Celebrated Lager Beer Brewery here in Cleveland,OH on Vega Avenue with the mention of the Historic City Directories. I am interested in more information about the Germany connection. I understand that the Leisy's were originally from Bavaria and that Isaac returned there for a while and married.
Name: Bonnie
- Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at 17:53:03

Today I came across a "Diehl Beer, Defiance, Ohio" can opener. Since I never heard of Diehl Beer I just had to do an internet search. Thank you for the history of the brewery. Great website. William Chavara
Name: William Chavara
- Thursday, August 4, 2005 at 17:23:13

I used to live in Cincinnati and didn't know there was a Muhlhauser brewery. My grandfather had a brewery in Alexandria, VA named Tivoli Brewery.
Name: Paula Muhlhauser-Murphy
- Wednesday, August 3, 2005 at 16:21:46

I am the great great grand daughter of C.E. Gehring, who founded the Gehring Brewery in Cleveland, Ohio. I would appreciate any information you may have about this brewery. Thank You, Kay Ruffini
Name: Kay ruffini
- Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 16:12:14

I was telling college drinking stories that revolved around Hudepohl beer and found your site. It is great. Hudepohl beer on the other hand is rough. We always ended up with the "Hude putties" the next day. Plus the bottles were beat up worse than Nicole Simpson. Oh the memories.
Name: shawn howard
- Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 03:25:07

I am the grandson of Henry Weber. I remember him telling me stories of the brewery in Mansfield and how they sold Red Band beer. I have a top to an old keg that says Renner & Weber Brewing Co. Mansfield, OH. I also have several old bottles from the brewery. My grandfather also gave me a picture of the original brewery in Germany. My mother who is 87 still has many stories about the Weber and Renner side of the family. Thanks for such a great site.
Name: Rick Love
- Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 18:57:32

I just purchased a brown bottle with "The Property of The Schuster Brew.Co Massillon, O" on the bottle. Does anyone have any more information on Schuster Brew Co. of Massillon? Thanks.
Name: Doug White
- Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 21:38:25

mr.w. matz (grandfather) was my wife's her dads name was william jr.
Name: ken & linda (matz) pruchniewski
- Friday, April 22, 2005 at 14:28:26

I have lived in new philadelphia all of my life & was recently doing some reading on the new phila brewery when I discovered your site. lots of interesting info. If anyone has new phila brewery memoribilia of any kind please contact me.
Name: James Miller
- Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 20:36:59

You've a great site here! I'm working on an artistic poster of the pre-pro breweries along the Miami & Erie Canal in Ohio (Cincy to Toledo). Limited to a small populace, but I'm pretty pasionate about the whole thing. If you have anything that migh help, I'd be very appreciative.

ps have permission from Greg Hardman for use of the Chritian Moerlein logo, Karl Koch, for the use of the "Old Vienna" logo, and Aric Diehl for his favorite "Christ. Diehl" logo of Defiance. Hope you might have someting to add. Thanks.

Name: James Kent
- Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 21:35:15

My great-great grandfather, conrad Born, Sr. founded Born & Company in 1859. Interested in purchasing memorabilia from Born & Company, Capital Brewery, or Hoster-Columbus Associated Breweries, Co. Great site.
Name: Scott Born
- Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 11:04:57

Glad to find your site! While digging in our backyard in Maryland. I found a brown bottle with Hoster Columbus in raised letters on the bottle. Bottle is in perfect shape. Can anyone tell me about this bottle? Are there any collectors who would want such a thing? Is this old? Can anyone give me a date? There is some marking right near the base, but I can't make it out. Would love to hear frome someone. Thanks.
Name: Ann
- Monday, March 21, 2005 at 19:07:29

Loved the site! It just so happens that I've got a "Burkhardt's Beer" sign at home here!
Name: Spike Burkhardt
- Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at 19:12:54

this site is great exspecially the part about Matz Brewing Co.Willam J Matz is my great great grandfather my dad and I are collecters so if anyone wants to sell or trade please let me know.
Name: cory matz
- Monday, February 28, 2005 at 21:55:18

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