Vintage Photos of Cleveland Breweries From the 1930s to the 1970s

Yeah, there's a microbrewery revolution happening across the country right now. But this isn't exactly a new phenomenon. In the first half of the 20th century, the brewing industry was an important part of the greater Cleveland economy. There were breweries all over town. These pictures capture some of the thriving brewery scene that lasted throughout much of the 20th century. All photos via the Cleveland Memory Project.

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 Beer Making Machinery, Bishop and Babcock Sales Company, 1932

Beer Making Machinery, Bishop and Babcock Sales Company, 1932

 Brew Kettle, Fishel Brewery, East 55th and Grand Avenue, 1932

Brew Kettle, Fishel Brewery, East 55th and Grand Avenue, 1932

 Brewmaster Draws Beer, Pilsener Brewing Company, West 65th and Clark, 1932

Brewmaster Draws Beer, Pilsener Brewing Company, West 65th and Clark, 1932

 Fishel Brewery, East 55th and Grand Avenue, 1932

Fishel Brewery, East 55th and Grand Avenue, 1932

 Fishel Brewery, East 55th and Grand Avenue, 1932

Fishel Brewery, East 55th and Grand Avenue, 1932

 50 Pound Sack of Malted Grain, Pilsener Brewing Company, West 65th and Clark, 1933

50 Pound Sack of Malted Grain, Pilsener Brewing Company, West 65th and Clark, 1933

 Workers at Brew Kettle, Cleveland Home Brewing Company, East 61st and Outhwaite Avenue, 1933

Workers at Brew Kettle, Cleveland Home Brewing Company, East 61st and Outhwaite Avenue, 1933

 Pilsener Brewing Company, West 65th and Clark, 1933

Pilsener Brewing Company, West 65th and Clark, 1933

 Leisy Brewing Company, Fulton and Vega Avenue, 1933

Leisy Brewing Company, Fulton and Vega Avenue, 1933

 Packing Cases of P.O.C. Beer, Pilsener Brewing Company, West 65th and Clark, 1933

Packing Cases of P.O.C. Beer, Pilsener Brewing Company, West 65th and Clark, 1933

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