On this Day, February 8, 1999, The Stroh Brewing Company of Detroit, Michigan announced it would be exiting the brewing business (It did keep it’s profitable ice cream unit which helped the company survive prohibition).  Founded in 1850 by Bernard Stroh, at 57 Catherine Street ,he originally loaded the beer wagon and made deliveries personally, later building the brewery into one of the top breweries in the country. Unfortunately, Stroh’s and its ‘Fire Brewed Bohemian Beer’ eventually sold to Pabst. Marketed now in limited distribution there is no report about what beer the former Stroh’s commercial star Alex the dog switched to drinking.

Mountain Brewers Beer Fest of Idaho Falls will return on JUNE 4, 2022

Copyright Gregg Smith – His latest book “American Beer History” is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/American-Beer-History-Mayflower-Microbreweries/dp/108155410X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=American+Beer+History&qid=1625503750&sr=8-2