Peter Paul Beck operated the Franklin Brewing Company in North Wheeling as early as 1849. He partnered with George Reymann, whose son Anton apprenticed with Beck. Anton built the Reymann Brewery in 1865 in the Manchester area of East Wheeling. It grew to be the largest brewery in West Virginia. The Reymann Brewing Co. was in operation until 1914 when the Yost Law enacting state prohibition was ratified by the West Virginia State Legislature.
More history coming soon.
▶ East side of Wheeling Creek at the end of 17th Street (access via the Manchester Bridge, now demolished)
▶ Vertical File: Wheeling Breweries, Wheeling Room, non-circulating, ask for access at the reference desk.
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