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The Crown Cork & Seal Company sold their Crowntainer cans to 74 breweries in 53 cities in 19 states.  These states were mainly concentrated in the Northeast and Upper Mid-West as shown on the map below.  In addition, crowntainers were also used by breweries in Cuba and Venezuela. 

Following the map is a list of breweries by state that used crowntainers, either in production or as an unsuccessful prototype.  Most of the breweries using crowntainers and other cone tops were small breweries with local or regional coverage.  These small breweries preferred the cone top style beer cans since they could reuse their existing bottling equipment and not have to re-tool their entire assembly line for flat-top beer cans.  By the end of the crowntainer era in the mid 1950's, about half of the breweries using crowntainers had either closed or were purchased by a larger company.

 

Map of Breweries that used Crowntainers

 

Breweries using Crowntainers (listed by state)

 

State

Brewery Short Name

Address

First Production*

 

Brewery Full Name

City

Last Production

 

 

 

 

Connecticut

 

 

 

 

Cremo

Belden Street

01-Jan-33

 

Cremo Brewing Company

New Britain

31-Dec-56

 

Hull

820 Congress Avenue

01-May-33

 

Hull Brewing Company

New Haven

31-Dec-77

Delaware

 

 

 

 

Krueger

506 North du Pont Avenue

01-Jan-44

 

G. Krueger Brewing Co of Delaware

Wilmington

31-Dec-51

Illinois

 

 

 

 

Koller

39th and South Racine Avenue

01-Jan-33

 

Koller Brewing Company

Chicago

31-Dec-53

 

Reisch

733 North Rutledge Street

01-Jan-34

 

Reisch Brewing Company

Springfield

31-Aug-66

Indiana

 

 

 

 

Hoff-Brau

2226-2232 Dwenger Street

01-Jan-34

 

Hoff-Brau Brewing Company

Fort Wayne

01-Mar-51

 

Kamm

North Center Street

01-Apr-34

 

Kamm & Schellinger Company, Inc

Mishawaka

31-Dec-53

Kentucky

 

 

 

 

Fehr

412 Fehr Avenue

01-Jul-33

 

Frank Fehr Brewing Company

Louisville

31-May-59

 

Oertel

1400-1408 Story Avenue

01-Apr-33

 

Oertel Brewing Company

Louisville

31-Dec-67

 

Wiedemann

601 Columbia St.

01-Aug-33

 

The Geo. Wiedemann Brewing Co

New Port

31-Dec-64

Massachusetts

 

 

 

 

Boston

245 West 2nd Street

01-Jan-36

 

Boston Beer Company

Boston

31-Dec-56

Maryland

 

 

 

 

National

3602 O'Donnell Street

01-Dec-33

 

The National Brewing Company

Baltimore

30-Nov-75

Michigan

 

 

 

 

Altes

10205 Mack Avenue

01-Jan-48

 

Altes Brewing Company

Detroit

31-Dec-54

 

Tivoli

10205 Mack Avenue

01-Apr-33

 

Tivoli Brewing Company

Detroit

31-Dec-48

Minnesota

 

 

 

 

Mankato

628 East Roack Street

01-Jul-33

 

Mankato Brewing Co.

Mankato

30-Mar-51

 

Gluek

2021 Marshall Street Northeast

01-Apr-33

 

Gluek Brewing Company

Minneapolis

05-Jan-65

 

Schell

South Garden Street

01-Apr-33

 

August Schell Brewing Company

New Ulm

31-Dec-99

 

Yoerg

229 Ohio Street

01-Apr-33

 

Yoerg Brewing Company

St. Paul

31-Oct-55

Missouri

 

 

 

 

Anheuser-Busch

721 Pestalozzi Street

01-Apr-33

 

Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

St. Louis

31-Dec-99

 

Falstaff

3684 Forest Park Boulevard

01-Jan-33

 

Falstaff Brewing Company

St. Louis

31-Dec-78

 

Griesedieck

1920 Shenandoah

01-May-33

 

Griesedieck Bros. Brewery

St. Louis

31-Dec-57

New Jersey

 

 

 

 

Peoples

Lalor and Lamberton Streets

01-Apr-33

 

Peoples Brewing Company

Trenton

31-Dec-50

New York

 

 

 

 

Beverwyck

56 North Ferry Street

01-Jul-33

 

Beverwyck Breweries, Inc

Albany

31-Dec-50

 

Ebling

756 St. Ann's Avenue

01-Jun-33

 

Ebling Brewing Company

Bronx

31-Dec-50

 

Pilser

161st Street and St. Ann's Avenue

01-Jan-34

 

Pilser Brewing Company, Inc.

Bronx

31-Dec-49

 

Iroquois

194-262 Pratt Street

01-Apr-33

 

Iroqouis Beverage Corporation

Buffalo

31-Dec-55

 

Brewery Management

528 West 42nd Street

01-Sep-44

 

Brewery Management

New York

31-Dec-48

 

Loewers

528 West 42nd Street

01-Sep-44

 

Loewer's Brewery Company

New York

31-Dec-48

 

Metropolis

501 First Avenue

01-Jan-44

 

Metropolis Brewery, Inc

New York

31-Dec-50

 

Rochester

770 Emerson Street

01-Jan-34

 

Rochester Brewing Company

Rochester

31-Dec-56

 

Standard

436 Lake Street

01-May-33

 

Standard Brewing Company

Rochester

31-Dec-56

 

Fitzgerald

498 River Street

01-Apr-33

 

Fitzgerald Bros. Brewing Company

Troy

30-Apr-62

 

Utica

610 Jay Street

01-Jul-33

 

Utica Brewing Company

Utica

30-Jun-59

Ohio

 

 

 

 

Renner

275 North Forge Street

01-Apr-33

 

George J. Renner Brewing Company

Akron

31-Dec-52

 

Bruckmann

Ludlow Avenue and Central

01-Apr-33

 

The Bruckmann Company

Cincinnati

31-Dec-49

 

Condon

Ludlow Avenue and Central

01-Jan-49

 

Herschel Condon Brewing Company

Cincinnati

31-Dec-50

 

Hudepohl

5th and Gest Streets

01-May-33

 

Hudepohl Brewing Company

Cincinnati

31-Dec-85

 

Washington

West 2nd Avenue and Perry Street

01-Jun-33

 

Washington Breweries, Inc

Columbus

31-Dec-53

 

Miami Valley

315 North Beckel Street

01-Jan-33

 

Miami Valley Brewing Company

Dayton

31-Dec-50

Pennsylvania

 

 

 

 

Neuweiler

401-453 North Front Street

01-Apr-33

 

Louis F. Neuweiler's Sons, Inc

Allentown

31-Dec-67

 

Eagle

210 Second Street

01-Jan-34

 

Eagle Brewing Company

Catasauqua

31-Jan-64

 

Chester

2400 West Second Street

01-Jan-35

 

Chester Brewery, Inc

Chester

31-Dec-54

 

Du Bois

Hahnes Court and South Main

01-Apr-33

 

Du Bois Brewing Company

Du Bois

31-Dec-67

 

Kuebler

South Delaware Drive

01-Jul-33

 

Kuebler Brewing Company

Easton

31-Dec-53

 

Graupner

829-841 Market Street

01-Apr-33

 

R. H. Graupner Brewing Company

Harrisburg

14-May-51

 

Fort Pitt (Jeannette)

1100 Pennsylvania Avenue

01-Jun-41

 

Fort Pitt Brewing Company

Jeannette

31-Dec-55

 

Wacker

203 West Walnut Street

01-Jan-33

 

Wacker Brewing Company

Lancaster

31-Dec-56

 

Northhampton

1247 Newport Avenue

01-Apr-33

 

Northhampton Brewing Company

Northhampton

31-Dec-50

 

Cooper

173 Carson Street, Manayunk

01-Apr-46

 

Cooper Brewing Company

Philadelphia

31-Dec-48

 

Esslinger

10th and Callowhill Streets

01-Apr-33

 

Esslinger's Inc.

Philadelphia

31-Jan-64

 

Gretz

1536 Germantown Avenue

01-Dec-33

 

William Gretz Brewing Company

Philadelphia

29-Feb-60

 

Hohenadel

Conrad Street and Indian Queen

01-May-33

 

John Hohenadel Brewing, Inc

Philadelphia

31-Dec-53

 

Liebert

173 Carson Street, Manayunk

01-May-33

 

Liebert & Obert Brewing Company

Philadelphia

30-Apr-46

 

Ortlieb

American and Poplar Streets

01-Apr-33

 

Henry F. Ortlieb Brewing Company

Philadelphia

31-Dec-81

 

Schmidt

127 Edward Street

01-Apr-33

 

C. Schmidt & Sons, Inc

Philadelphia

31-Dec-99

 

Fort Pitt

16th and Mary Streets

01-Jan-48

 

Fort Pitt Brewing Company

Pittsburgh

29-Feb-60

 

Barbey

West Elm and Gordon Streets

01-Apr-33

 

Barbey's, Inc

Reading

31-Dec-51

 

Old Reading

South 9th and Little Laurel Streets

01-Dec-33

 

Old Reading Brewery, Inc

Reading

31-Dec-66

 

Sunshine

West Elm and Gordon Streets

01-Jan-51

 

Sunshine Brewing Co.

Reading

31-Dec-53

 

Duquesne

Thomas Street & McKee Avenue

01-Oct-33

 

Duquesne Brewing Company

Stowe Township

31-Dec-50

Rhode Island

 

 

 

 

Hanley

35 Jackson Street

01-Jan-35

 

The James Hanley Company

Providence

31-Dec-57

Tennessee

 

 

 

 

Gerst

821 Sixth Avenue

01-Jan-34

 

William Gerst Brewing Company

Nashville

31-Dec-54

Texas

 

 

 

 

Galveston-Houston

3312 Church Street

01-Jan-34

 

Galveston-Houston Breweries, Inc

Galveston

31-Dec-55

Virginia

 

 

 

 

Home

Harrison and Clay Streets

01-Jan-34

 

Home Brewing Company

Richmond

31-Dec-69

Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

Leinenkugel

1-3 Jefferson Avenue

01-May-33

 

Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Chippewa Falls

31-Dec-99

 

Rahr

1331 Main Street

01-Apr-33

 

Rahr--Green Bay Brewing Company

Green Bay

30-Jun-66

 

Schlitz

235 West Galena Street

01-Apr-33

 

Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company

Milwaukee

31-Jul-81

 

Oshkosh

1642 Doty Street

01-Apr-33

 

Oshkosh Brewing Company

Oshkosh

30-Nov-71

 

Potosi

Van Buren Addition

01-Apr-33

 

Potosi Brewing Company

Potosi

30-Nov-72

 

Jung

Carrol Street

01-May-33

 

Wm. G. Jung Brewery

Random Lake

31-Aug-58

 

Kingsbury

1012 New York Avenue

01-Oct-33

 

Kingsbury Breweries Company

Sheboygan

31-Jan-63

Foreign

 

 

 

 

Union

 

01-Jan-39

 

Cerveceria Union

Caracas, Venezuela

31-Dec-55

 

Zulia

El Ministeio De Sanidad Y

01-Jan-39

 

Cerveceria Zulia

Caracas, Venezuela

31-Dec-55

 

Bacardi

 

01-Jan-33

 

Bacardi

Santiago, Cuba

31-Dec-58

    *First production dates are approximately when the company resumed brewing after the end of prohibition. 
 

   
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