Tag: Beer

Forgotten Chicagoans: F. J. Dewes

Forgotten Chicagoans: F. J. Dewes
Atop the building at 319 W. North Avenue in Old Town reads the name “F.J. DEWES.” The building was once home to the F. J. Dewes Brewing Company. Owned by Francis J. Dewes, the company lasted fifteen years under this name, opening in 1882 and changing to City Brewing Company in 1898 and Standard Brewery soon after.... Read more »

Ghost Signs: Fox DeLuxe Beer

Ghost Signs: Fox DeLuxe Beer
Although it lasted only just over a decade (1940-1951), Fox DeLuxe Beer is a legendary Chicago brew. “The Beer with an Ale Base” was a division of Peter Fox Brewing Company and had a ton of promotion when it was produced. It was even featured in Call Northside 777, a 1948 film starring Jimmy Stewart... Read more »

Ghost Signs: Prima Beer

Ghost Signs: Prima Beer
Prima Beer is an old lager that was brewed in Chicago. It was brewed at the Ernst Brothers’ Independent Brewing Association, formerly located at 1440 N. Halsted on Goose Island, starting in 1890. In 1920, the brewery was shut down by national Prohibition. They soon re-opened after receiving a permit to produce non-alcoholic beverages (“Primalt”)... Read more »
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