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Schmidt’s survived Prohibition and underwent an extensive building and modernization program during the 1930s.The company was a pioneer in marketing beer in cans when they were introduced in 1935.The images on the poster show the exterior and interior of the brew house of Bergner & Engel’s brewery featuring their 400 barrel copper kettle with the “hop jack” directly below it, as well as a view of one of their many cellars packed with open wooden tanks foaming away during the “high krauesen” stage of primary fermentation.Luke Binder came to America from Inman, Germany, with his parents at the age of seven.In the 1940s there was ongoing friction between the AFL Teamsters and the CIO for control of brewery workers.In 1952, long steel and coal strikes were followed by a four-month strike by brewery workers all of which may have been responsible for the demise of Chartiers Valley, Homestead, and First National branches.
After repeal, the style changed and was manifest in many forms, some of which employed the nation’s most famous “pin-up girl” artists. Poth brewery was a leading Brewerytown competitor of Bergner & Engel, ultimately becoming the second largest brewer in the neighborhood. The new brew house had a 250 barrel kettle which brought their annual production capacity to just under 100,000 barrels.
Without their breweriana knowledge, expertise and commitment to preserving brewing history in Pennsylvania, what you see at Otto’s simply would not exist!