Goebel Beer

The Goeble Breweries bottling plant was located somewhere in Ohio after prohibition. Printing on the side of the cap says: OHIO MALT BEVERAGE TAX PAID 1 1/2 CENTS.

Goebel Brewing began as a business in 1873 in Ohio by August Goebel. The company name was August Goebel and Company, Cincinnati Brewery until 1889. The name was changed several times over the years, i.e. Goebel Brewing Co., Ltd.; A Goebel Brewery between 1889 and 1919. During prohibition (1934-1936) the brewery was closed but reopened in 1936 as The Goebel Brewing Co., Inc., which stayed in business until 1964 when it was acquired by Stroh Brewery Company. The Goebel Brewery was then torn down and the new Brewery was built at one Stroh Drive. Goebel closed their Oakland plant in 1955, and continued to use Detroit, Muskegon, MI and Oakland, CA as brew sites.

In the days before prohibition, Cleveland's brewing trade was a source of pride for the city. Several enormous brewing enterprises were built in Cleveland. Their names came to be synonymous not only with quality beer, but with the success and prosperity of the German people in Cleveland. These were men who, in their prime, were pillars of the community. Their wealth and keen business sense won them great respect and admiration. But, most importantly, they brewed good beer. And it was the beer that was the foundation of their fortunes.

Goebel beer was also brewed and bottled in Michigan from 1874 to 1964, then it was acquired by Stroh brewing Company where it is made today.

For more information see: Goebel Brewing Co, Ltd., A. Goebel Brewery, Detroit (1889-1919): http://www.mi-brew.com/breweries/G/goebel/mi-71b/index.html and Goebel Brewing Co., Detroit (1936-1964) - Photos: http://www.mi-brew.com/breweries/G/goebel/mi-71d/photos/index.html

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