Wednesday’s ad is for the Windisch-Muhlhauser Brewing Co., from some time in the late 1800s. The brewery was founded in 1866, in Cincinnati, by Conrad Windisch and Gottleib and Heinrich Muhlhauser, but was later known as the Lion Brewery and later the Burger Brewing Co., before closing in either 1934 or 1973, depending on whose account you believe.
Jess Kidden says
Looks like Windisch-Muhlhauser Brewing Co. re-opened after Repeal under new ownership (a syndicate headed by the president of Cleveland’s Forest City Brewing Co.) which re-named it The Lion Brewery. That company quickly went bankrupt and the physical brewery itself was sold in 1934 to the local Burger Brothers Malting Co., which then entered the brewing field.
The Burger Brewing Co. closed the brewery in 1973, selling their brands (Burger and Tap) to nearby Hudepohl. Hudepohl eventually turned Burger into it’s economy brand and it was still being brewed after the Hudepohl-Schoenling-merger in the 80’s.
The Burger Beer brand is still around, now part of the old Cincinnati brand portfolio of new Christian Moerlein company, using the Hudepohl-Schoenling dba. http://www.burgerbeer.com/main.html Contract-brewed at City breweries.