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BREWERIES OF TOLEDO OHIO

History and Background

On this page I'll discuss the history of the breweries in Toledo.

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Wartime memo put out by the government during World War 1....some interesting reading.

Breweries of Toledo,Ohio

1.GRASSER AND BRAND BREWING CO. 300 S ST CLAIR ST.

2.EAGLE BREWING CO. COR CHAMPLAIN & WALNUT

3.FINLAY BREWING CO. 1024-1038 SUMMIT.

4.BUCKEYE BREWING CO. CHAMPLAIN,BUSH & MICHIGAN

5.BUCKEYE BOTTLING WORKS.S W COR MICHIGAN & BUSH ( 109,111 and 113 st clair st. )

6.CITY BOTTLING WORKS 713-719 MICHIGAN

7.HOPPE & STRUB BOTTLING CO. N W COR LAFAYETTE AND SUPERIOR

8.TOLEDO BREWING & MALTING CO. COR HAMILTON AND DIVISION

9.KOEBERS OAK ST.

10.LUBECK 26-34 SOUTH SUPERIOR ST. 

11.CITY BREWING CO. SOUTH SUPERIOR ST.

12.HOME PRODUCTS CO. OAK AND FRONT ST.

13.WOOLNER BREWING CO.

14. HUEBNER BREWING CO. ( formally Toledo brewing & malting co
15. Bavarian Brewing Company
16. Tivoli Brewing Company

Tid bits about Breweries in Toledo
The story goes that the Tip Top Brewing Company in Cleveland was connected to organized crime. It remained just that - rumors - until 1940, when a major portion of the brewery's stock was transferred to Alfred "Big Al" Polizzi, a notorious Cleveland mafia boss. Polizzi was no stranger to the beer business. He and his cohorts  established the Lubeck Brewing Company in Toledo in 1933, shipping much of the beer to Cleveland. (Lubeck Beer was promoted with the happy slogan, "The Beer That Makes Friends.") The Lubeck brewery closed in 1939 and Polizzi took control of the Tip Top brewery in Cleveland the following year.
 

Send an e-mail and tell me what you know about any of the breweries in Toledo past. Photo....prize posession....and any stories that can add to this site and the book in the future. credit will be given to you on this site for your help!

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