G. Heileman Brewing Co.
This La Crosse, Wisconsin brewery was founded as the City Brewery,
but renamed when Gottlieb Heileman's partner John Gund left in 1857
In 1996, Stroh's bought Heileman, continuing most of their production,
but closing plants.
In 1999 Pabst brought Stroh's, selling many of their brands to Miller.
The La Crosse brewery is the only surviving Heileman plant, now
home to the City Brewery,
which makes their own beers and does an awful lot of contract brewing.
Heileman purchased an awful lot of
breweries, and certainly maintained more regional brands than any
other large brewery.
I'm assuming that the Heileman brands that didn't end up
somewhere specific, mostly with Miller or Pabst, don't
- Black Label -- Stayed with Pabst.
- Blatz -- Ended up with Pabst.
- Blitz-Weinhard -- Ended up with Miller.
- Grain Belt --
Heileman purchased Grain Belt Breweries in 1976,
but has since sold the name to the Minnesota Brewing Company.
- Lone Star -- Ended up with Pabst.
- Mickey's -- Went to Miller.
- National Bohemian -- Ended up with Pabst.
- National Premium.
- Old Style -- Now with Pabst.
- Rainier Beer -- Ended up with Pabst.
- Rheingold --
The brand ended up with Pabst,
now licensed to the
- Special Export -- Now a Pabst product.
- Stag -- Ended up with Pabst.
Up to Pabst,
All the way up to index.
Thomas Insel /