Stroh Beer Keg, 1895-1919

Summary

Stroh Brewery Company was the biggest and best known of Detroit's many breweries. German immigrant Bernhard Stroh established the firm in 1850, brewing a Bohemian-style pilsner. The company survived Prohibition -- in part by manufacturing ice cream -- and in the 1980s became the third-largest brewer in the United States. Weakened by overexpansion and competition, Stroh sold its brands in 1999.

Stroh Brewery Company was the biggest and best known of Detroit's many breweries. German immigrant Bernhard Stroh established the firm in 1850, brewing a Bohemian-style pilsner. The company survived Prohibition -- in part by manufacturing ice cream -- and in the 1980s became the third-largest brewer in the United States. Weakened by overexpansion and competition, Stroh sold its brands in 1999.

Artifact

Keg

Date Made

1895-1919

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

29.2048.1.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Iron (Metal)

Inscriptions

STROH REGISTERED PURE WITH OUT DRUGS OR POISEN DETROIT

Beer Wagon, circa 1900

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