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In 1775 the Stroh family begins brewing at a small Family Inn in Kirn, Germany. Then in 1849 Bernhard Stroh, who had learned the brewing trade from his father, emigrates to the United States, during the German Revolution. In 1850 Bernhard Stroh, establishes his own brewery in Detroit. Stroh names his new company Lion's Head Brewery, adopting the Lion's Crest logo from the Kyrburg Castle in Germany, the same crest that adorns Stroh beers today. The Stroh Brewery Company purchases Schlitz Brewing Company in 1982 making Stroh's the Third Largest Brewer in America. In 1995, Landlocked and unable to expand operations, to meet growing demand, the Stroh Brewery Company makes a difficult decision to close the original, 135-year-old, brewery in Detroit. After the company was dissolved in 1999, some Stroh brands were discontinued, while others were purchased by other breweries. The Pabst Brewing Company acquired the most Stroh brands.
Some of the Brewery's Range
Strohs Bohemian Style Pilsner-
Strohs Dark Beer -
Strohs Light -
Signature Stroh Premium Lager -
Over the years the brand identity is updated and re-launched with subtle changes, a change of Logo or a new font.
Sometimes this brand update is done by the new owners after a brewery has been sold, other times just to give the brand a fresh new look on the ever growing market.
Below are some notes to help identify some of these changes and an aid to reference the year of the glass.