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NORTHERN BREWING COMPANY
NORTHERN BREWING COMPANY. The Northern Brewing Company was a local company established in 1865 by Adam GLAB and Jacob Suess at the terminus of the Couler Avenue Railway at 25th Street and Couler Avenue. (1)BEER GARDENS; which provided Glab with another source of income as visitors came to simply enjoy the surroundings.
Ten men were employed by the brewery at a cost of nine hundred dollars per week. The annual production in 1880 of five thousand barrels of beer was primarily sold in the country around Dubuque and points further west. The company's annual income was $40,000.
In 1869 Glab bought out his partner and in 1874 took in his brother, Nicholas GLAB, as a partner. Adam died in 1881, and Nicholas took over the business. In 1885 the renamed GLAB BREWERY was owned by brothers, Nicholas, Alois, and Frank. (2)
Housewives in the area frequently came to the brewery on Saturday morning to get beer yeast for their Sunday morning baking. (3)
1. Here's Another Picture Query," Telegraph Herald, August 3, 1937, p. 3. Online: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=AdFBAAAAIBAJ&sjid=A6oMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1852,1603897&dq=glab+brewery&hl=en
2. "Yesterdays," Telegraph Herald, December 21, 2004, p. 10. Online:http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=EwZRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Hr8MAAAAIBAJ&pg=3852,5002329&dq=glab+brewery&hl=en
3. "Do You Remember 'Open Job' Autos and Struggles with Curtains," Telegraph Herald, August 15, 1937, p. 4. Online: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=C9FBAAAAIBAJ&sjid=A6oMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1172,2981328&dq=glab+brewery&hl=en
Carlson, Randy. The Breweries of Iowa. Arrow Printing: Bemidji, Minnesota, p. 32
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