lived in Toledo, Ohio most of my life, and my dad first working at Lubecks than Buckeye for some 30 plus years give me some
insight and the need to preserve the history of the old breweries in Toledo.
Dad worked in the bottling department, and as a kid I remember going
to Buckeye and smelling the brewing of the beer in those large vats. Seeing the bottles being filled and capped and inspected
at that time with the human eye with a bright light as the bottles past by to make sure their were no short filled ones.
My dad tell the story of Bucky a 4 ft. 5 in. living trademark of the Buckeye
Brewery company and Billy the goat that pulled him around in a red cart promoting Buckeye Beer through out the city.
He said in the evening he could hear the clippity clop of Billy hooves coming back to the brewery each night and it is said
that Bucky didn't even have to show Billy the way back, he could fine it on his own.
Bucky and Bonnie billed as husband and wife( they were never married in real life) he at
4ft. 5in. and she at 3ft. 6in. drove around in their specially-built midget size truck. Going from bar to bar and event to
event promoting buckeye beer.