The Christian Schmidt Brewing Company was an American brewing company located in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company was founded in 1860 when 27 year old brewmaster Christian Schmidt acquired Courtenay's Brewery in Philadelphia. Schmidt's continued to grow and expand throughout its 127 years in operation. Like all American breweries, C. Schmidt & Sons was forced to cease production of alcohol with the passing of the 18th amendment in 1920.
During the prohibition era from 1920-1933, many breweries turned to other production methods to stay in business. Schmidt's used its facilities to produce non-alcoholic cereal beverages during the thirteen-year hiatus from brewing beer. Following the repeal of the 18th amendment in 1933, Schmidt's began producing beer again, and embarked upon plans to both expand and modernize its brewery.
The company ceased production and sold its brands to G. Heileman Brewing Company of La Crosse, Wisconsin, in April 1987. The Philadelphia factory, located between Second and Hancock Streets and south of Girard Avenue, was razed in 2002 after being sold at sheriff's auction on January 19, 2000 for $1.8 million to developer Bart Blatstein. Today, it is the site of the 28-acre Schmidt's Commons, a retail, restaurant, and apartment complex.
This vintage amber glass bottle from Schmidts would make an interesting bud vase or a unique piece of shelf decor.
Finish: Amber, Brown
Approximate Dimensions: 9.5"H x 2.5" Round
Capacity: 12 fluid ounces
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