LOS ANGELES BREWING CO. EASTSIDE BEER / MAIER BREWING CO. BREW 102 — Advertisements in The Los Angeles Times: 1900 – 1979

(top) -Image courtesy of Los Angeles Public Library, Shades of L.A. Collection, “Maier and Zobelein Brewery workers,” circa 1900

“The Maier Brewing Company started as the Ed. Preuss & Company Philadelphia Brewery in 1874. The following year, it became the D. Mahlstedt Company Philadelphia Brewery, and then the Maier & Zobelein Brewery, located in Los Angeles, in 1882. When Maier and Zobelein dissolved their partnership in 1907, the brewery became the Maier Brewing Company, located at 500 East Commercial Street, Los Angeles. Existing for several decades, the Maier Brewing Company was purchased by the General Brewing Company in 1971, but was later closed in 1974. Eastside Beer was bottled by Los Angeles Brewing Company, owned by George Zobelein, a former partner of Maier and Zobelein Brewery. After the two split in 1907, Zobelein named his new beer ‘Eastside’ since Los Angeles Brewing Company was located east of the Los Angeles River at 600 Moulton Avenue, and the 1920-2026 block of Main Street. The bottling facility was eventually sold and became the Pabst Brewery.”

-Excerpt and images courtesy of The Library of Congress, Chronicling America, The Los Angeles Times, 1900 – 1969

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