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F. KEMPF. Existing by 1867, the Kempf Brewery was capitalized on $35,000. With a capacity of thirty-five barrels daily, the company employed thirty-five. Kempf also produced "native wines" although the amount was unknown. (1)

This brewery was said to exist from 1865 to 1874. (2)

The 1873-74 Dubuque City Directory listed Southern Avenue.



1. Old Breweries. Online: http://www.oldbreweries.com/breweries-by-state/iowa/dubuque-ia-17-breweries/glab-bros-brewery-ia-91e/

2. "The Manufacturing Interest," Dubuque Daily Herald, Dec. 15, 1867, p. 4. Online: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=jMZCAAAAIBAJ&sjid=casMAAAAIBAJ&pg=3423,6144162&dq=shot+manufacturing+dubuque&hl=en