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PHOTOS: A History of 15 Cleveland Breweries (That Are No More) 

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Schmidt & Sons Brewing Company first started in Pennsylvania, but later relocated to Cleveland and took over the Carling Brewing Company in 1971.
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Carling Brewing Company, or the Brewing Corp. as it was also known, was located at 9400 Quincy Ave. Its most famous labels were Red Cap Ale and Black Label Beer. The advertisement above shows off Carling's new two-way twist cap.
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The Pilsner Brewing Company was located at 6605 Clark Avenue in Cleveland. During its 70-year career, Pilsner Brewing Co. changed owners once, in 1933.
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Standard Brewing Company was located at 5801 Train Avenue on Cleveland's west side. Its most famous labels include Old Bohemian Beer and Erin Brew.
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The Cleveland Sandusky Brewing Company was originally formed through a merger of 11 Ohio breweries. The brewery gained a national following when it began toasting its malt, and also for introducing throw-away bottles.
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The Leisy Brewing Co., located at 3400 Vega Avenue on Cleveland's west side, was once the city's largest independent brewery. The Black Dallas malt liquor and Leisy Light, Dortmunder, and Mello-Gold beer Isaac Leisy's best selling beers.
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The Cleveland Home Brewing Company was located at 2515 East 61st Street. Famous labels include Black Forest and Sonny's.
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Forest City Brewing Company was located at 8600 Union Avenue and was known for producing a whole slew of pre and post prohibition brews including Select Pilsner Beer, Waldorf, and Samson Ale. The brewery is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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When Sunrise Brewing fazed out in 1939, Tip Top Brewing briefly took its place before being bought out by Carling Brewing Company. The above photo features Tip Top's new aluminum tear-off cap.
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The Sunrise Brewing Company took over the Gund Brewing Company in 1933, and produced famous labels including Sunrise, Golden Dawn, and Old German. Sunrise was later replaced by Tip Top Brewing.
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Excelsior Brewing Company was located at West 32nd and Sackett Avenue and was one of the smallest breweries in Cleveland history. The Brewery is most famous for its labels Excelsior Success and Golden Seal Beers.
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The Diebolt Brewing Company was located on Pittsburgh Avenue. at the corner of Jackson (East 27th) Street. Despite closing in the late 1920s, the 3-story red-brick stables that once housed the brewery's beerwagon horses remained standing until the 1980s.
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This Cleveland brewing company, located on Wilson St, was only open for a year. In the photo above, brewery union workers are on strike, demanding for better working conditions.
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The C.E. Gehring Brewing Company was one of the 11 companies that eventually merged to become the Cleveland and Sandusky Brewing Company. The brewery was located on Gehring Avenue and was most famous for its Gehring Lager and Gehring Export.
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The Columbia Brewing Company was another one of the 11 breweries that was incorporated into the Cleveland and Sandusky Brewing Company. It was located Commercial Street.
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Forest City Brewing Company was located at 8600 Union Avenue and was known for producing a whole slew of pre and post prohibition brews including Select Pilsner Beer, Waldorf, and Samson Ale. The brewery is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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