The Rise and Fall of Leisy Beer

Leisy BeerWhen Cleveland’s Leisy Brewing Company closed its door for the last time in 1958, it marked the end of one of America’s longest surviving family breweries. Today it is best remembered by collectors who treasure both the pre-prohibition and later memorabilia associated with the home town brewery. The family saga begins with Isaac Leisy, an Iowa Mennonite beer-maker who first glimpsed Cleveland in 1873 during a brewers’ convention held in the city. Read the entire article.

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