Dubuque Star Brewery - Dubuque, IA
N 42° 29.946 W 090° 39.176
15T E 692856 N 4707862
Quick Description: This business operated for over a century.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 4/7/2008 1:36:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM3HD2
The Dubuque Star Brewery was built in 1898 with a capacity of 35,000 barrels per year. It is one of the oldest brewery buildings in Iowa. The brewery was closed in 1917 because of prohibition and re-opened in 1933. By 1969, it's production had increased to 500,000 barrels per year. The Brewery was leased by several different groups from 1971 to 1999. After over a century, the brewery left the Rhomberg Family in 2001. In 2007, Stone Cliff Winery took up residence within the building for their Family-operated wine production.
Some of the original pieces of equipment from the brewery are on display within the building. There is also a wall of beer cans and bottles displayed. Many of them have some of the 98 different brand labels that were produced here.
Dubuque Star - Rhomberg Family operated -1899 - 1917
Prohibition - 1916-1933 - Brewery is closed.
Dubuque Star - Rhomberg Family operated -1933 - 1971
Pickett's - Joseph S Pickett & Sons, Corp. 1971-1983
Dubuque Star Brewing, Co. - Owned by a condlomerate of several groups - 1983-1989
Zele Brewing - Michael L. M. Imerson / John Barrett - Late 1989 - 1990
Dubuque Brewing & Bottling - Subsidiary of Brandevor Enterprises, Inc 1991-1998
Unused 1999 - 2007
Stone Cliff Winery - 2007 - present
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