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EXCELSIOR BREWERY. The 1858-1859 Dubuque City Directory listed the corner of Jackson and 10th. W. R. Baird was the proprietor.

As a pre-Prohibition brewery, any advertising items or collectibles are likely to be valuable and desirable to collectors as they tend to be hard to find. (1)




1. Old Breweries. Online: http://www.oldbreweries.com/breweries-by-state/iowa/dubuque-ia-17-breweries/w-r-baird-excelsior-brewery-ia-87/

Carlson, Randy. The Breweries of Iowa. Arrow Printing: Bemidji, Minnesota, p. 34