Unknown or unconfirmed or non- Producing
If you have any information regarding these breweries, or others that
are not listed, please contact me.
The list of breweries fund in American Breweries II and The Encyclopedia
of Texas Breweries lists a non-producing brewery in Fremont, Texas.
Kathryn Turner Carter wrote, in her book on Texas stagecoach inns,
"Once the state's largest city and inland port, Jefferson today
is a living page of Texas history. Another treat those in Jefferson
enjoyed were drinks cooled with artificial ice. Between 1869 and 1874,
the first artificial ice made in Texas was manufactured in Jefferson;
consequently, Jefferson was also the first town in Texas to have a beer
manfacturing company." (Page 145.) Michael Hennech has said that
the Federal records of breweries before 1874 were incomplete.
Twin Sisters is on the Little Blanco River, seven miles south of
Blanco in southernmost Blanco County. It was named for a pair of prominent
nearby hills, which form a landmark visible for miles around. By the
late 1850s Twin Sisters had become the center of German settlement in
what is now Blanco County. By 1890 Twin Sisters had three general merchandise
stores, a gristmill, and a cotton gin. Max Krueger owned the mill, the
gin, and one of the stores. He built a dance hall and a bowling alley,
for which he imported beer from St. Louis. When the transportation costs
became too high, he opened a small brewery nearby but failed to produce
any beer because the brewery lacked cooling facilities. After a series
of drunken brawls and shoot-outs at the dance pavilion, however, Krueger
discontinued operation of his entertainment ventures.