Joseph Huber Brewing Company

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Joseph Huber Brewing Co.
HeadquartersMonroe, WI
United States

The Joseph Huber Brewing Company was founded in 1845 in Monroe, Wisconsin. Originally called The Blumer Brewery, it adopted the Huber name in 1947. It is the oldest continually operating brewery in the Midwest and second oldest in the United States.

Huber reached its most successful point around 1978, when its Augsburger brand received awards from several prominent beer reviewers and became a top seller for the company. The brewery was sold in 1985 for $7.8 million; in 1988 the new owners sold the Augsburger label to Stroh Brewery Company and later briefly closed the brewery. Fred Huber, son of Joseph, bought the brewery and resumed operations in a partnership with Chicago's Berghoff family, but the brewery filed for bankruptcy and was sold in 1995.[1][2] In 2006, the brewery and its brands were sold to Mountain Crest Brewing Company,[3] of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.[4] The Monroe brewery was renamed Minhas Craft Brewery.[5]


  • 2014 - Certificate of Excellence - Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Monroe on Trip Advisor[6]
  • 2014 - Minhas Craft Brewery Huber Bock awarded Silver for best bock from the World Beer Awards.[7]


  1. ^ Mike Ivey, "Aging Gracefully: Monroe's Huber Brewing Gets New Lease on Life", The Capital Times, April 29, 2004  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  2. ^ "Huber Brewing through the years", The Capital Times, April 29, 2004  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  3. ^ Barry Adams (February 15, 2011). "Former Joseph Huber Brewing Co. gains steam as Minhas".
  4. ^ Tom Daykin, "Monroe's Huber Brewing sold: Canadian buyer agrees to buy beer and soda brands, plans to add workers." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, September 20, 2006  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  5. ^ Barry Adams, "Huber brewery now called Minhas", Wisconsin State Journal, October 6, 2006  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  6. ^ Trip Advisor
  7. ^ World Beer Awards

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Coordinates: 42°35′59.6″N 89°38′36.07″W / 42.599889°N 89.6433528°W / 42.599889; -89.6433528