Below are a few of the area breweries from back in the old days. Breweries like Empire, Germania, Goenner & Co., and Oswald were just some of the major breweries in the area. Check back later as I will be adding more breweries to the list along with reference photos.

Altoona Brewing Company

1718/1734 9th Avenue, Altoona, PA
George Enzbrenner 1852-1880
Conrad Enzbrenner 1880-1882
Empire Brewery 1882-1893
Empire Brewery 1893-1896
Germania Brewery 1896-1919
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920
Issued permit for the production of non-alcoholic beverages during Prohibition 1920

Prohibition Ends!

City Ice & Beverage Co. 1933-1936
Altoona Brewing Co. 1936-1974

Closed in 1974
Status of the building: Demolished.

Beer Produced: Altoona Bock | Horseshoe Curve Porter | Altoona Pilsener Beer | Pilsener Light Beer | Altoona 36 Beer | Horseshoe Curve Beer | Altoona Beer | American Maid Ale | C.B, Near Beer | Pops Brau Beer


Oswald Brewing Company

1226 4th Avenue & 13th Street, Altoona, PA
Gustav Klemmert 1874-1891
Geo. A. W. Arnholt 1891-1895
American Brewing Co. 1895-1900
American Brewery 1900-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Oswald Brewing Co. 1933-1936

Closed in 1936
Status of the building: Unknown.

Beer Produced: Old English Ale | Oswald’s American Beer


Old Indian Brewing Company

1079 Oak Street, Indiana, PA
Indian Brewing Co. 1905-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Indiana Breweries, Inc. 1933-1934
Penn-Indiana Brewing Co. 1934-1937
Old Indian Brewing Co. 1937-1939

Closed in 1939
Status of the building: Demolished.


South Fork Brewing Company

301 River St, South Fork, PA
South Fork Brewing Co. 1907-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

South Fork Brewing Co. 1933-1940

Closed in 1940
Status of the building: Destroyed during a flood in the 1950’s.


Cresson Springs Brewing Company

Cresson, PA
Cresson Springs Brewery 1905-1915
Cresson Springs Brewing Co. 1915-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Closed in 1920
Status of the building: Unknown.

Beer Produced: Cresson Springs Prima Beer | Export Porter | India Pale | Meister Brau Beer | Mountain Top Beer


Goenner & Co. Brewing Company

3rd Avenue & Power Street, Johnstown, PA
Zack Entress 1850-1861
Herman Vockenrode 1861-1867
George Guessregan 1868-1873
Jacob Goenner 1874-1889
Caroline Goenner 1889-1890
William Goenner & Co. 1890-1894
Goenner & Co. 1894-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Goenner & Co. 1933-1954

Closed in 1954
Status of the building: Unknown.

Beer Produced: Hahn’s Bavarian Beer | Victory Near Beer | Peerless Beer | Old Monarch Beer | Goenner Lager Beer | Goenner’s Lager Beer | Goenner’s Pilsener Beer | New Life Pilsener Beer | New Life Sparkling | Goenner Bock | Goenner’s Beer | New Life Beer | New Life Near Beer | Goenner’s Ale | New Life Porter | Friendly City Beer | Holiday Beer


Cambria Brewing Company

407 Broad Street & 4th Avenue, Johnstown, PA
Cambria Brewing Co. 1897-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Cambria Brewing Corp. 1933-1937
Cambria Brewing Co. 1937-1939

Closed in 1939
Status of the building: Unknown.


Rex Brewing Company

Spangler, PA
Spangler Brewing Co. 1905-1916
Rex Brewing Co. 1916-1920

Closed in 1920
Status of the building: Unknown.


Windber Brewing Company

1700 Graham Avenue, Windber, PA
Windber Brewing Co. 1905-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Windber Brewing Corp, 1934-1940

Closed in 1940
Status of the building: Partially still standing; currently occupied by the Town Tavern and a Dodge Auto Body Shop.

Beer Produced: Old Heidelberg Beer | Krausen Beer | Monastery Ale | Monastery Beer | Old German Krausen Beer | Old Heidelberg Krausen Beer | Pilsener Beer | Wurzburger Beer | Old German Beer | Old London Ale | Duke Of Windsor Krausen Beer | Windber XXX Porter


Rockwood Brewing Company

204 West Main Street, Rockwood, PA
Rockwood Brewing Co. 1908 – 1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Rockwood Brewing Corp. 1933 – 1934
Belmont Ale Brewery Corp. 1934 – 1935

Closed in 1935
Status of the building: Unknown.

Beer Produced: Belmont Pink Elephant Ale | Hahne’s Bavarian Brew | Pennsbury Ale | Pennsbury Lager Beer | Pennsbury Pilsener Beer | Pennsylvania Dutch Ale | Rockwood Special Beer


Jenner Brewing Company

Boswell Road, Boswell, PA
Idlewild Brewing Co. 1912 – 1913
Jenner Brewing Co. 1913 – 1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Jenner Springs Brewing Co., Inc. 1937 – 1939

Closed in 1939
Status of building: Unknown.


Jeannette Brewing Company

Jackson, PA
National Brewing Co. 1896 – 1899
National Brewery 1899 – 1904
Jeannette Brewery 1904 – 1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Closed in 1920
Status of building: Unknown.