Sunday, January 25, 2009
Sacramento History Photo of the Week: Issue No. 6
City Brewery, circa 1900. Resting at the northeast corner of Twelfth and “H” Streets, the brewery was established in 1856/57 by German expatriates Wilhelm Borchers and Benedict Hilpert. The two-story structure was made of brick, rested on a lot measuring some eighty by 160 feet, and possessed a forty foot by eighty foot cellar for cooling what almost exclusively lager-style beer. Much like the Ohio, the City rode the city’s lust for lager - a much cooler and refreshing drink than the traditional English ale - and, by 1858, the brewery was producing nearly 800 gallons of beer per week.
This photo and many more like it can be found in the Sacramento Public Library’s Sacramento Room which is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5, and Thursday 1 to 8.