On this day in Beer History in 1887 the Rahr Brewery in Green Bay, Wisconsin suffered one of the worst disasters in US brewing. The company’s brewery at 1317 Main Street was attempting start-up of a brand-new boiler when the brew kettle’s steam jacket failed catastrophically. The burst jacket propelled several feet of water into the brewery killing six employees.

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