Old Albany Brewing Company

This post isn’t about a current brewery, but about an historical one: from the mis-titled article Workers uncover ancient brewery:

Workers digging out the area below the Pacific Boulevard overpass at Lyon Street in Albany [Oregon] have uncovered the concrete foundation of the old Albany Brewing Co….


Beer making was big business in Albany, but it dried up after the City Council voted to ban beer and alcohol sales in the city in 1906.

The brewery finally closed in 1908, and in 1937 was torn down. Interesting, but when I first saw the headline of the article I thought it would turn out to be a 3,000 year-old Egyptian brewery or something.

One Response to Old Albany Brewing Company

  1. John says:

    My fiancee just asked me when am I going to take my "ancient" beer bottles to the recycling center. ;)