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Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. Collection
Description: Employees of the Christian Moerlein Brewery, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, ca. 1850-1859. Christian Moerlein was born in Truppack, Bavaria, in 1818. He immigrated to the United States in 1841, eventually settling in Cincinnati in 1842. In 1853, Moerlein established a brewery in Over-the-Rhine, a predominantly German neighborhood in Cincinnati. In its first year of operation, the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company produced one thousand barrels of beer, but only a decade later, the brewery was producing more than twenty-six thousand barrels of beer per year. Moerlein Brewing Company continued to operate after Moerlein's death in 1897, but the brewery closed its doors with the enactment of Prohibition in 1920. Moerlein was reintroduced in Cincinnati in 1981 and is still in production today. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04144
Subjects: Cincinnati (Ohio); Ohio Economy--Economy--Labor; Brewing industry; Breweries
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)