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Castroville

Castroville, the "little Alsace" of Texas, is located on the Medina River and U.S. Highway 90 twenty-five miles west of San Antonio. Named in honor of its founder, Henri Castro, the town is patterned after European villages in which small town lots were surrounded by individual farming plots. By 1856 Castroville supported three large stores, a brewery, and a water-powered gristmill. In 1884 the town had a population of 1,000, a weekly newspaper called the Brackett Weekly News, a steam gristmill and cotton gin, a brewery, Catholic and Lutheran churches, a convent, and a public school.

Louis Huth c. 1845 - 1863?
The first brewery was operated by Louis Huth in conjuction with a general store he opereated with George Haass from the late 1840s. In 1863, Huth moved to San Anontio.

Blaise Keiffer 1875-1880
Mrs. Luoise Keiffer 1880-1884
A lager beer brewery.