Finding aid for the Leisy Brewing Company Records

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Leisy Brewing Company
Title: Leisy Brewing Company Records
Dates: 1838-1975
Extent: 0.81 linear feet (3 containers and 1 oversize folder)
Abstract: The Leisy Brewing Company was based in Cleveland, Ohio. It began as Isaac Leisy & Co. in 1873. Once Cleveland's largest independent brewery, it had branch agencies in Ohio, western Pennsylvania, and Indiana, and gained a reputation for its Premium Lager and Budweiser beers, before that became a brand name. Production in 1890 was over 90,000 barrels, and rose to 355,000 barrels by 1917. When the company closed in 1959, (Ohio instituted a $.36-a-case tax) it was the oldest brewery in Cleveland and one of the longest surviving family-operated breweries in America. The collection consists of incorporation papers, patent and trademark papers, clippings, a company history prepared by Bruce R. Leisy, papers relating to Otto Leisy's early life, scrapbooks, bottle labels, advertising posters, pamphlets, and a monthly sales record book.
MS Number MS 4143
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English