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Brewing Beer In The Capital City: A History of the Brewing Industry in Columbus, Ohio: Volume I: The Hoster Story
Publisher: Zepp Publications, 2011.
Spiral Bound, 60 pages, 8.5 x 11.
Part of the Brewing Beer In The Buckeye State series, Brewing Beer In The Capital City, Volume I gives a history of the Hoster, Born, Schlee, and Columbus Brewing Companies. These four breweries joined forces in 1904 to create one of the region's largest brewing corporations, the Hoster- Associated Breweries Company, designed to dominate the beer market in Central Ohio. Things didn't go quite the way they expected, however, due to a number of factors beyond their control, ending with the onset of statewide Prohibition in 1919, which ultimately spelled the end for the company.
This book is 60 pages in length and features more than 275 images, most in color, of advertisements, people, floor plans, buildings, and other aspects of the company's history. Volume II is planned for 2012 and will feature the August Wagner and Ohio Brewing Companies; Volume III will follow that with the Franklin, Washington, and Anheuser- Busch Brewing Companies, and the brewpubs.