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History of LA Brewing

SEPT 4, 1781

City of Los Angeles is founded

1874

Philadelphia Brew House Brewery is established near Union Station

1874

German immigrants Joseph Maier and George Zobelein buy the Philadelphia Brew House Brewery and rename it “Maier & Zobelein Brewer”

1907

Zobelein puchases Maier & Zobelein Brewery, renames it the LA Brewing Brand Beer

JAN 16, 1919

The Volstead Act is passed, starting Prohibition

MAR 22, 1933 

21st Amendment is passed, ending Prohibition

1942

Employees at Acme Brewery located at 2104 East 49th St., Los Angeles, earned $1.63 an hour (which includes 8 hours overtime brewing beer for the war effort)

1948

Eastside Brand Beer and LA Brewing Co. are sold to Pabst

1978

Classic Distributing and Beverage Group, Inc. is founded

1997

Michael Bowe, an award winning homebrewer, founds Angel City

2004

Bowe purchases an 8,000 barrel German-­made brewery in Alpine Village off e-­Bay

SEPT 22, 2010

Bowe moves Angel City Brewery to the John A. Roebling building in the Art  District of downtown LA

MAR 15, 2011

Angel City opens their taproom

JAN 5, 2012

Alchemy and Science acquires Angel City Brewery

May 4, 2013

Angel City hosts Heritage Festival, the official grand opening celebration