Your Town Stevens Point: Brewing success for 165 years
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) - For 165 years the Stevens Point Brewery has been brewing beer and serving customers in ‘Your Town Stevens Point’. Its rich history predates the city itself but it’s the future that’s really generating a lot of buzz.

Two German immigrants, Frank Wahle and Geroge Ruder established the Stevens Point Brewery in 1857.

“The brewery was founded one year before the city of Stevens Point was founded. So if you build the brewery, the people will come and you’ll have a city,” explained Director of Marketing, Julie Birrenkott.

The brewery provided beer to the troops during the Civil War and produced near-beer products and soda during prohibition. In the 1930?s, Wisconsin was home to more than 80 breweries but they were struck hard by the Great Depression. However, the Stevens Point Brewery continued to thrive, first canning and then bottling beer...


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