By Meredith Moss
Looking Back: Historic Facts About Dayton Breweries
- Colonel George Newcom, one of the first settlers of the city, was said to have opened a brewery next to his tavern around 1810.
- The Dayton Breweries Company represented a 1904 amalgamation of the principal brewing interests in Dayton. The breweries included in this merger were: The Stickle Brewery, The Adam Schantz Brewery, the N. Thomas Brewery, the Schwind Brewery, The Schantz and Schwind Brewery, The Wehner Brewery and the Dayton Brewery.
- Breweries sold the malt left over from the brewing process to various dairies in town, which used it to feed their cows.
- You could buy a pony keg of beer –3 7/8 gallon—for $1.
- A Saturday night special at the Phillips House Hotel: the beer was 5 cents with a hunk of roast beef and sides gratis.
- In 1908, in Dayton, more than 200,000 barrels of beer were made annually.
- Local breweries made common beer, ale, porter and stout.
- Uncle Sam enacted Prohibition on Jan.16, 1920, and the law was repealed Dec. 5, 1933.
- Once the site of Sachs-Pruden Ale Company, the renovated building at 120 S. Patterson Boulevard (now the Hauer Music Company) is a restoration and a reminder of Dayton’s brewing past.
SOURCE: Nancy Horlacher, Local History Specialist, Dayton Metro Library
CLOSER LOOK AT DAYTON HISTORY PROJECTS
At its annual meeting in July, Dayton History unveiled plans for four new major exhibits that will be added to Carillon Historical Park. Beginning this week, and continuing for the next three Sundays, we’ll take a closer look at each of the new initiatives. You’ll learn what each exhibit will mean for the park and for you, as a visitor. Over the past year, $4 million has been raised to fund the new projects.
TODAY: The Carillon Brewing Co.
NEXT WEEK: The Dayton Triangles Locker Room
SEPT. 30: The Great Dayton Flood of 1913
OCT. 7: Photographer William Mayfield’s Private Collection