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Old 11-03-2011, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Default Whatever happened to the old Falstaff Brewery?

During the late 1960's the Falstaff Brewery was an obvious landmark in the near North area off of downtown Omaha. In the past twenty years about the only time I even come close to the area is when I am headed to Eppley and it is usually dark. Is the old brewery still there? If it has been leveled what did they build to replace it? I still think Falstaff was one of the best bottled beers on the market.

GL2
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Florida/Nebraska
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During the late 1960's the Falstaff Brewery was an obvious landmark in the near North area off of downtown Omaha. In the past twenty years about the only time I even come close to the area is when I am headed to Eppley and it is usually dark. Is the old brewery still there? If it has been leveled what did they build to replace it? I still think Falstaff was one of the best bottled beers on the market.

GL2
Falstaff Brewery was originally Krug Brewery, and was located at 2435 Deer Park Boulevard - basically 25th & Vinton St. on the near South side. I remember when they deploded it. Here's some links for it, with pictures. Falstaff made quite a few brands of beer.

Photo: Falstaff Brewing Corp., Omaha, Nebraska
BEER HISTORY PHOTO GALLERY
Falstaff Beer Photo Album

What you're thinking of was Storz Brewery that was on 1807 North 16th St. between Downtown and Locust St. Here's a web page for it, when they did close it down (after being vacant for years) it was an junk yard part store. I'm not sure when it was torn down, or it's usage now. Scroll down some for the Omaha brewery. Good story blog of the business, and the Storz Mansion too, which is a very cool house if you want to call it that.
http://www.nebraskahistory.org/image...eb-made/64.JPG

Storz Brewery

Storz Brewery Leo Adam Biga's Blog

PBS just recently here in FL last month did a series on prohibition. There was a lot mentioned about Omaha, KC, and St. Louis since they had many breweries. Many were built while prohibition was still happening since the breweries made lager, which wasn't considered beer. Most of them were German decent, like Budweiser, Falstaff, Blatz, Storz, many others. You can watch the series still I think on the PBS site.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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I think that all that remains is an old smokestack.
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Falstaff Brewery was originally Krug Brewery, and was located at 2435 Deer Park Boulevard - basically 25th & Vinton St. on the near South side. I remember when they deploded it. Here's some links for it, with pictures. Falstaff made quite a few brands of beer.

Photo: Falstaff Brewing Corp., Omaha, Nebraska
BEER HISTORY PHOTO GALLERY
Falstaff Beer Photo Album

What you're thinking of was Storz Brewery that was on 1807 North 16th St. between Downtown and Locust St. Here's a web page for it, when they did close it down (after being vacant for years) it was an junk yard part store. I'm not sure when it was torn down, or it's usage now. Scroll down some for the Omaha brewery. Good story blog of the business, and the Storz Mansion too, which is a very cool house if you want to call it that.
http://www.nebraskahistory.org/image...eb-made/64.JPG

Storz Brewery

Storz Brewery Leo Adam Biga's Blog

PBS just recently here in FL last month did a series on prohibition. There was a lot mentioned about Omaha, KC, and St. Louis since they had many breweries. Many were built while prohibition was still happening since the breweries made lager, which wasn't considered beer. Most of them were German decent, like Budweiser, Falstaff, Blatz, Storz, many others. You can watch the series still I think on the PBS site.
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I stand corrected. It was the STORZ brewery I had in mind. They had good beer to but IMO Falstaff was better, second only to Hamm's. BTW Hamm's also had some of the best TV commercials of all time next to modern Budweiser commercials but Hamms beer tasted better.

GL2.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:49 PM
 
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My Aunt loved STORZ beer.....we always teased her about it!
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Ash Fork
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i was a Falstaff drinker . then when the workers went on strike in early 1962 i switched to PBR . after the strike falstaff never did tsate the same and i stayed with PBR .
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