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Old Chester, PA: Chester Brewery
Photo above from Souvenir History of
under the auspices of the Board of Trade
Published by George M. Burns, Philadelphia, PA 1903
courtesy of Terry Redden Peters
2400 W. 2nd Street
(2nd & Palmer Streets)
Presidents | Company History | Images
John G. Forstburg, President & Manager
|Company History:||The Chester Brewery closed c. 1953.
|Images||"This is a wooden case
with the metal bands around the edges (remember?) and Chester Brewing Co is burned into
the wood on all four sides. All 24 bottles are in good shape for their age as well as the
labels. On each label is printed "Internal Revenue Tax Paid" which indicates
that these bottles were from the late 1930's or into the 1940's. Chester Beer "The
beer that makes friends" was located at 2nd & Palmer sts. They also made a beer
called the SILVER DIME. The brewery closed around 1953.
- Joe Greenwalt, RET, Chester Police Department
The following images are courtesy of Paul Rzasa, firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul adds, "My dad tells me his older brothers
used to give him a 2 nickels to ride his bike to the old Chester brewery for 2 pales of
beer. If he spilled any on the ride home they would beat him up."
The following image is courtesy of Hank Ternove, email@example.com
An early McClure bottle courtesy of Raquel McClure, IL (not related to the Chester McClures).
Chester Pilsner coaster photo courtesy of Paul Crowther:
If you have any information and or pictures that you would like to contribute about Chester Brewery in Chester, please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org
© 2000, 2002, 2004 John A. Bullock III.
This page last updated 10/18/05