Beverwyck Brewery

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Beverwyck Brewing Company
Industry Alcoholic beverage
Founded 1878
Headquarters Albany, New York
United States
Products Beer
An old metal serving tray, advertising Beverwyck Brewing Company.

Beverwyck Brewing Company was formed in 1878 and was located at 30/52 North Ferry Street, in Albany, New York. The brewery produced beer from 1878 until prohibition in 1920. During prohibition Beverwyck had a license to produce non-alcoholic beverages.[1] It was one of the three breweries in Albany to survive prohibition, the others being J.F. Hedrick and Dobler Brewing.[2]

In 1933 Beverwyck re-opened with 6 products. Beverwyck India Ale and Porter was produced from 1933 through 1944, while Beverwyck Ale, Bock, Beer and Irish Cream Ale were produced from 1933 to 1950 when the brewery was acquired by the F. & M. Schaefer Brewing Company of Brooklyn, New York.[3] F. & M. Schaefer closed the brewery in 1972.

In the mid-1940s the company added a streamlined bottling plant and stock house which nearly doubled the production capacity.[4]

Bevewyck used the tag line “Beverwyck, Best Beer Brewed” and had as its logo a shield, with BBBB placed diagonally on the shield. The father of tenor Alfred Piccaver once worked as head brewer of the factory.[5]


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  4. ^ "Now... a Greater-than-ever Beverwyck Brewery". Schenectady Gazette, December 12, 1947. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
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