Below are a few of the Wilkes-Barre area breweries from back in the old days. Breweries like Stegmaier, Lion, Freeland, and Bartels 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.

Stegmaier Brewing Company

152 Market & Baltimore Streets, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Baer & Stegmaier 1857-1873
Brewery operations suspended due to the Panic of 1873
C. Stegmaier & Son 1880-1897
Stegmaier Brewing Co. 1897-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920
Permited to brew near beer in 1925

Prohibition Ends!

Stegmaier Brewing Co. 1933-1974

Closed in 1974
Status of the building: Partially Demolished, Partially Rebuilt and Restored. Was purchased by the City of Wilkes-Barre in 1978.  Currently seeking to sell the property to a developer who will pursue historic restoration of the buildings.

Beer Produced: Stegmaier’s XXX Ale | Stegmaiers’ Pale Beer | Stegmaiers’ Select | Stegmaiers’ Special Beer | Stegmaiers’ Special Easter Brew | Stegmaiers’ Special October Ale | Stegmaiers’ Stock Lager | Gold Medal Beer | Stegmaier’s Ale | Stegmaiers Bock | Stegmaiers’ Porter | Stegmaiers’ XXX Ale | Stegmaier’s Beer | Tucher Beer | Little Steg Beer | Liebotschaner Beer | Liebotschaner Bock | Stegmaier Gold Medal Beer


Lion Brewing Company

5/6 Hart St & 700 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Luzerne County Brewing Co. 1905-1910
Lion Brewing Co. 1910-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Bought Gibbons Brewery, Inc. 1943-1974
The Lion, Inc. 1933-Present

Status of the building: Still in operation.

Beer Produced: Gibbons Porter | Gibbons Ale | Gibbons Lager | Gibbons Porter | Lion Amber Beer | Lion Beer Xmas Brew | Lion Dark Beer | Lion Porter | Lion Beer   | Gibbon’s Special Easter Brew | Gibbons Half & Half | Gibbons Special Beer | Old German Beer | Lion Easter Brew | Gibbons Beer | Gibbons Bock | Bartels Beer | Liebotshaner Cream Ale | Liebotshaner Special Bock Beer | Bohio Malta | Lionshead Beer | Economy Corner Beer | Giant Food Beer | Stegmaier Beer | Liebotschaner Ale   | Hope Lager Beer


Freeland Brewing Company

500/524 Fern & South Streets, Freeland, PA
Freeland Brewing Co. 1900-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

New Freeland Brewing Co. 1933-1934
Freeland Brewing Co. 1934-1939
Kehoe-Tilinski Brewing Corp. 1941-1942

Closed in 1942
Status of the building: Unknown.

Beer Produced: Freeland Ale | Freeland Bock | Freeland Beer | Freeland Porter | Freeland Dark Beer


Bartels Brewing Company

Plymouth Street & Toby’s Creek, Edwardsville, PA
Bartels Brewing Co. 1898-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Bartels Brewing Co. 1933-1968

Closed in 1968
Status of the building: Unknown.

Beer Produced: Bartels Pure Beer


Standard Brewing Company

Penn Ave & Walnut St, Scranton, PA
Standard Brewery 1904-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Standard Brewing Co. of Scranton 1933-1953
Standard Industries, Inc. 1953-1954

Closed in 1954
Status of the building: Unknown.

Beer Produced: Dutch Tavern Beer | Cardinal Beer | Casey’s Beer | Crystal Ale | Easter Brew | Golden Brau Beer | Jackson Beer | Standard Ale | Standard Bock | Standard Porter | Tru Age Beer | Standard Beer


Fell Brewing Company

404 Belmont Street & 15 Railroad Street, Carbondale, PA
Fell Brewing Co. 1901-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Fell Brewing Co. 1933-1951

Closed in 1951
Status of the building: Unknown.

Beer Produced: Fell Bock | Fell Holiday | Fell Pioneer Ale | Mirtz Porter | Xmas Brew Special Beer | Fell Ale | Fell Extra Beer | Fell Porter | Mirtz Ale | Mirtz Beer | Pennsylvania Pioneer Ale | Pennsylvania Pioneer Beer | Pennsylvania Pioneer Porter


Lackawanna Brewing Company

1101/1121 Monsey Avenue, Scranton, PA
Lackawanna Brewing Co. 1896-1897
Pennsylvania Central Brewing Co. 1897-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Lackawanna Beer & Ale Corp. 1933-1943

Closed in 1943
Status of the building: Unknown.

Beer Produced: Lackawanna Extra Pale Lager | Lackawanna Pale Beer


Pilsener Brewing Company

North Cedar Street & East Diamond Avenue, Hazleton, PA
Pilsener Brewing Co. 1905-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Pilsener Brewing Co. 1933-1954

Closed in 1954
Status of the building: Demolished

Beer Produced: Arnold’s Beer | Old Time Pilsener Beer | Pilsener Beer | Hazle Ale | Hazleton Pilsener Beer | Hazleton Porter | Pilsener Porter | Pilsen-Heim Beer | Hazleton Old Stock Bock


Pennsylvania Central Brewing Company of Scranton

431 North Central Avenue, Scranton, PA
Casey & Kelly Brewing Co. 1892-1897
Pennsylvania Central Brewing Co. of Scranton 1897-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Pennsylvania Central Brewing Co. 1933-1934

Closed in 1934
Status of the building: Demolished

Beer Produced: Peerless Beer


Susquehanna Brewing Company

Alden Road & Main Street, Nanticoke, PA
George W. Flock Brewing Co. 1895-1897
Purchased by the Stegmaier Brewery of Wilkes-Barre, PA in 1897
Susquehanna Brewing Co. 1898-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Closed in 1920
Status of the building: Original brewery partially still standing today; current use is unknown. In May 2012 the Susquehanna Brewing Company was revitalized by decendents of the Stegmaier family and is currently in full operation.

Beer Produced: Susquehanna Beer | Susquehanna Porter


E. Robinson’s Sons Brewing Company

434/455 North 7th Street, Scranton, PA
Jacob Robinson 1862-1867
Jacob Robinson 1875-1876
Elizabeth Robinson 1876-1890
E. Robinson’s Sons 1890-1897
Pennsylvania Central Brewing Co. of Scranton, E. Robinson’s Sons Dept. 1897-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

E. Robinson’s Sons (Non-Producing) 1933-1933

Closed in 1933
Status of the building: Demolished

Beer Produced: E. Robinson’s Sons Pilsener Beer | E. Robinson’s Sons Beer


Anthracite Brewing Company

420 Nay Aug. Avenue, Scranton, PA
Consumers Brewing Co. 1899-1899
Anthracite Brewing Co. 1899-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

A. B. Company Brewers 1934-1937

Closed in 1937
Status of the building: Demolished

Beer Produced: Bohemian Beer | Brown Stout Porter | Robin Hood Ale | Wurzburger Beer


Franklin Brewing Company

St. Marys Road near River Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Franklin Brewery 1911-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920
Hanover Co. 1927-1933

Prohibition Ends!

Wyoming Brewing Co., Inc. 1933-1934
The Franklin Brewing Co. 1934-1956

Closed in 1956
Status of the building: Unknown

Beer Produced: Franklin Bock | Franklin Ale | Franklin Porter | Franklin Beer | Holland Beer


Peter Krantz Brewing Company

86 South Church Street, Simpson, PA
John Nealon 1856-1883
Loftus & Nealon 1883-1889
Peter Krantz, Carbondale Brewery 1889-1897
Pennsylvania Central Brewing Co. of Scranton 1897-1897
Peter Krantz Brewery 1897-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Closed in 1920
Status of the building: Demolished. Part of the original foundation still stands.


Pennsylvania Central Brewing Company

Hazleton, PA
Henry Bach & Severin Teufel Brewery 1849 – 1856
Bach & Gottfried Ulmer Brewery 1856 – 1874
Henry Bach Brewery 1874 – 1879
John Arnold & John Krell Brewery 1879 – 1893
Hazleton Lion Brewery 1893 – 1897
Pennsylvania Central Brewing Co. 1897 – 1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920
Pennsylvania Central Brewing Co. 1920 – 1931

Closed in 1931
Status of building: Unknown.


Hazleton Brewing Company

Hazleton, PA
Hazleton Brewing Co. 1897 – 1910

Closed in 1910
Status of building: Unknown.