Mount Carbon Brewery

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The Mount Carbon Brewery was a brewery located at 716 South Centre Street, Pottsville, Pennsylvania, (Actually Mount Carbon, Pennsylvania) and which ran from 1845 to 1976 under various owners and names.[1] Their Motto was "A Mellow Brew from the Mountains".

Mount Carbon Brewery, Pottsville, PA
Mount Carbon Brewery matches with "Bavarian Type Beer" and "M.C. Deluxe Pilsner Beer".

Timeline[edit]

  • George Lauer circa 1845-1860. Orchard Brewery, so named for the Orchard section of Pottsville.
  • Frederick Lauer (Mauck Chunk & Jackson Sts) 18??-1877
  • Orchard Brewery 1877-1893. Operated by G. Lorenz Schmidt until his death.

A new brewery was built in 1886 in Mount Carbon by Lorenz Schmidt. Some facilities of the Orchard Brewery were used in the new Brewery.[2]

  • Operated under Estate of Lorenz Schmidt, Mount Carbon Brewery (Main St, Mount Carbon) 1893-1906.
  • Schmidt Estate Brewing Co., Mount Carbon Brewery 1906-1908
  • Mellet & Nichter Brewing Co. 1908-1920
  • Prohibition in 1920-1933
  • Matthew Kelley, trading as Mt. Carbon Brewery 1933-1935
  • Mount Carbon Brewery, 1935-1976 [3]

Products[edit]

The following brand names were produced at the Mount Carbon Brewery. Production ceased in 1976 and brand licensing was sold to D. G. Yuengling & Son.[4]

Mount Carbon Brewery coaster for "Bavarian Premium Beer".
  • Mount Carbon Ale 1933 - 1951
  • Mount Carbon Beer 1933 - 1951
  • Double Pilsener Beer 1934 - 1938
  • Mount Carbon Half & Half 1934 - 1939
  • Mount Carbon Bock 1934 - 1941
  • Mount Carbon Münchner Style October Beer 1935 - 1941
  • Mount Carbon Lager Beer (Under Matthew Kelly)
  • Mount Carbon Pale Ale
  • M.C. Ale 1935 - 1943
  • M.C. Bock 1935 - 1943
  • M.C. Porter 1935 - 1943
  • M.C. Beer 1935 - 1943
  • M.C. De Luxe Pilsner Beer
  • Franklin Ale 1935 - 1945
  • Mount Carbon Porter 1935 - 1977
  • Bavarian Type [Premium] Beer 1941 - 1977, continued to be produced by D.G. Yuengling & Son until 1994.
  • Old German Beer 1942 - 1949, produced by D.G. Yuengling & Son until 1994.
  • Old Bohemian Beer 1942 - 1977
  • Dix Club Beer 1944 - 1947
  • Old Dutch Beer 1944 - 1949
  • Franklin Beer 1945 - 1948
  • Lord Salisbury Ale 1945 - 1975
  • Old Fashioned Beer 1947 - 1951
  • Club Society Beer 1953 - 1956
  • Bavarian Type Bock 1953 - 1977

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