Today is the birthday of Frank Harmon Stahl (September 29, 1876-October 28, 1909). He was the son of John H. Stahl, who in 1870 bought the City Brewery in Walla Walla, Washington. Although he continued to operate the brewery by that name, the business was called John H. Stahl & Co. until 1905, when Frank took over and renamed it the Stahl Brewing and Malting Co.
Here’s a short history of the brewery from 100 Years of Brewing:
This is Walla Walla in 1876, about six years after Frank Stahl’s father bought the brewery.