Meeting Date 01-10-2022

Dayton Beer: A History of Brewing in the Miami Valley

Tim Gaffney, Author of Dayton Beer which covers brewing history in western Ohio from Montgomery County north to Auglaize County, and from Darke County to Clark County. My presentation today will limit itself to four families who shaped Dayton’s brewing industry in the 19th century: the Schwinds, Schantzes, Wehners and Olts. These families and their brewing businesses became closely intertwined over the last half of the century until they formed a single combine that dominated Dayton’s brewing industry until Prohibition.



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