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Medium Blob Tops
Ebling Brewing Co., The
Address: First: 837, 839, & 841 W. 39th st. Between 8th & 9th ave.
Second: 156 st. Eagle ave. & 160 st. Anns ave.
The Ebling Brewing Co was founded in 1866 by Philip and Wilhelm Ebling. They first named their brewery the Aurora Park Brewery because they had set their foundations on a park formerly known as Aurora Park. The company later renamed their establishment to the Ebling Brewery because of the product's rising popularity. The company closed down in the 1950s after a fire had destroyed most of their buildings. A myth among customers made by the Ebling Co. was that the company distilled their beer in caves located deep underground, underneath the main building. It was only recently in 2009 that construction workers discovered large man made caverns dug underneath Eagle Hill, behind Eagle ave. and the brewery building. After 143 years the myth had turned out to be true.
Side note: The company briefly made beer under the old Leonhard Michel Brewery in Brooklyn between 1927 and 1940 under the White Horse Ale label. The reason that Leonhard abandoned the brewery was that after all of his success he was being tracked down by the law. It turned out that he had been running one of the most important breweries in Brooklyn without any brewing licences.
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John Eichler Brewing Co., The
Address: 35-82 3rd ave. & 169th st.
To be honest, the John Eichler Brewing Co is one of those companies that everyone knows existed, but no one seemed to have recorded their history and dates of production. It is estimated that it opened in 1859. It is one of the most iconic breweries of New York and no one cared to remember anything about it. All that I could find from one news article in the late 1800s was that John Eichler was the foreman in Jacob Ruppert's Brewery in 1854. Afterwards, he went on to create his own brewing company. He died in 1892 and the company was taken over by one of his heirs. He had two families, and was married to two women at the same time. It was only after his death that the two wives found out about each other and sued each other for custody of Eichler's fortune.
The John Eichler Brewery was bought out by S. Liebmann's Sons Brewing Co. in 1947.
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Address: 632 E. 152 st.
The history behind this bottle is puzzling. Mathias Haffen had his brewery in Morrisania which operated from 1856 to 1917. Although Mathias had a son named Henry, records show that the brewery was never operated by him, rather than by another son named John. The bottle record wise shouldnt exist. However it is possible that Henry operated to bewery for a very short time, possibly in a span less than a year, between the times that records were taken. Henry was a soldier and later served on the New York Board of Aldermen.
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Mayer, David, Brewing Co.
Address: 3560 3rd ave. & 1235 2nd ave. / 108th & 116th st. Fulton ave.
The company opened in 1882 and closed in 1920.
David Meyer was the founder of the Temple Beth-El and the president of the David Meyer Brewing Company. He was born in Germany, and took part in a political revolution there in 1849. He was forced into the U.S. into exile. He came to the U.S. along with Carl Schulz (see Carl Schulz in the Blob Tops: Manhattan page). He first arrived in Albany Georgia, where he opened a business selling cotton. At the start of the civil war he joined the Confederate Army. At the end of the war he was forced to pay $100,000 in merchant fines for good stolen from the north. He then moved to Staten Island to work at the Clifton Brewery (See Blob Tops: Staten Island page). He then opened his brewery in the Bronx.
David Mayer married in 1860 to Mary Bernhard (who died in 1909) and was succeeded by three daughters and two sons who took over the brewery until its demise at the start of prohibition. David Meyer died at the age of 87 in 1914.
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