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1ST FIVE BREWPUBS


 

What were America's first five brewpubs?

Triple Rock Brewery was the fifth brewpub to open in the United States. It is the only one now operating using the original brewing equipment and the only one still owned & operated by the original founders.

The first five brewpubs in America:

Yakima Brewing & Malting, Yakima, Wash.
Opened late '82 - Now owned by a large vintner.

Mendocino Brewing Co., Hopland, Calif.
Opened August '83 - Now a public company with a new brewery in Ukiah. (Majority of stock owned by India's United Brewers Group.)

Buffalo Bill's Brewery, Hayward, Calif.
Opened September '84 - Sold by Buffalo Bill Owens in 1994.

Manhattan Brewing Co., New York, N.Y.
Opened late '84 - Closed and reopened numerous times by numerous owners under numerous names. The space is curently occupied by a nightclub.

Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse, Berkeley, Calif.
Opened March '86 - Still owned and operated by the Martin brothers.