Schaefer beer steps up to the bar with ordinary ingredients, but extraordinary flavor. Brewed with common six-row varieties of malted barley, Schaefer accentuates its total complexity with six varieties of hops, all blended with perfect balance and harmony. In 1839 German Maximilian Schaefer made the arduous trip across the Atlantic to meet his brother, Frederick in New York. He brought along a formula for lager, a beer type popular in Germany, but unheard of in the United States.
New York drinkers immediately took a liking to the brothers’ different brew. Sales continued strong throughout the ‘40s and by the ‘60s Schaefer had expanded into the Midwest with a brewery in Cleveland. After building a new Allentown, PA facility in 1971, overall capacity reached five million barrels. In 1981, the F. & M. Schaefer Brewing Company was purchased by the Stroh Brewery Company. In 1999, the Stroh Brewery Company was bought by the Pabst Brewing Company, which continues to sell Schaefer Beer today.
With over 30 beers in our portfolio, Pabst Brewing Company is the largest American-owned brewery. Since 1844, we’ve taken pride in brewing beers that have become iconic, cherished American brands. Brands that promote regional pride, and brands that express common bonds amongst people all over the world.
Pabst is honored to be part of so many lives. We work tirelessly to provide worthy products and memorable experiences in local communities. Loyalty is hard to come by these days. Being your beer of choice is a great privilege, which is why we deliver nothing less than award-winning taste and quality.
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