: Photograph of a Hoster Brewery delivery truck, ca. 1910. The L. Hoster Brewing Company was founded on S. Front Street in Columbus, Ohio, in 1836. The original owners were businessman Louis Hoster along with Jacob Silbernagel and G. M. Herancourt, whom Hoster later bought out. The company continually increased beer production until they were putting out over 300,000 barrels a year by the turn of the century. In 1904 Hoster joined a consolidated group of Columbus breweries to form the Hoster-Columbus Associated Breweries Co., whose German-style beers remained popular until the company was shut down in 1919 due to Prohibition. View on Ohio Memory.
: SC0837_001 Subjects
: Breweries; Brewing industry; German Americans; Columbus (Ohio)--History--20th century; Alcoholic beverages; Business enterprises--Ohio--Columbus; Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)