Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Falstaff/Berghoff Brewery in Fort Wayne, IN

Excerpt from Kenneth Childers' posting
When my wife and I ate at the Berghoff Restaurant, I remember learning that their beer was first brewed in Fort Wayne, IN, in 1887. In 1954, the Berghoff brothers could not afford to expand and modernize the plant so they sold their brewery and the beers they produced to the Falstaff Brewing Company of St. Louis. The rights to the beer have been sold at least a couple more times, and it is no longer brewed in Fort Wayne. [History] As of 1981, part of the Falstaff buildings existed on East Washington Boulevard near Memorial Park. After looking at 1951 and 1962 historic aerial photos, my guess is that it was in this block. But the buildings were completely rebuilt by 1998. [Comments on a posting indicate the location was west of Memorial Park and just east of Anthony Blvd. So it appears my guess is correct.]

Update: Fort Wayne breweries

It closed in 1991. [Mark Mccombs comment]

Dan Lammon posted
Tim Relue posted
This is my Great Uncle Chauncie Relue.... he drove beer wagon for Berghoff Brewery in Ft Wayne... in 1912 he fell from the wagon and was run over and was killed when the wagon ran over his chest he was 32 ....not sure what year this picture is from but was taken in front of my great grandfathers bar The Old Stand.
Bryan Monaco posted
Fort Wayne, Indiana 1991. The end of the line for the Falstaff Brewery. The NS (NKP) spur into the plant has been abandoned. The last beer was packaged 1-7-90 and much of the plant is being dismantled to be shipped to China.

Christopher Mccann posted
Falstaff brewery
Marti Schmuck Smith Where was this located?
Terry Bork Marti Schmuck Smith
Just west of Memorial Park.
Jeffrey Burgette Washington street a block east of Anthony blvd !
Marti Schmuck Smith thank you, now I know where that is. I drive by it frequently. Isn't it a bar or something now?
John Steinbacher Marti Schmuck Smith office complex and reception hall
Janice M Luley Washington and Grant Ave in Ft Wayne
Robert Bynum I interviewed there. They told me you can drink all the beer you want. Glad I didn't get the job.

A comment on a posting:
David Daruszka

A posting with a history and 22 photos   The Fort Wayne gang added some comments on a share.

1 comment:

  1. Dors anyone know of a couple fellas that worked at Falstaff named Carteaux?