St. Vincent Brewery

1856 - St. Vincent Brewery

The St. Vincent brewery remained controversial. There were vituperative attacks in local and national newspapers. Anti-Catholic and anti-immigrant biases meshed with the temperance movement. The brewery was burnt down on January 13, 1926, when a mysterious fire destroyed the brewery after locals objected to monks from Germany “corrupting” the townspeople by selling them the surplus beer that the monks made.

St. Vincent Brewery after fire

St. Vincent Brewery, before and after the fire. From Trouble Brewing at St. Vincent, by Lauren Lamendola, 2010