Lone Star Brewery, built in 1884, was the first large mechanized brewery in Texas. Adolphus Busch, of Anheuser-Busch, founded it along with a group of San Antonio businessmen.
Originally called the Alamo Brewing Company of San Antonio in 1874, the company was purchased by Anheuser-Busch in 1895 at which time it was housed in the Old Lone Star Brewery.
Established in 1848 by Jacob Best, the Pabst Brewing Company is home to popular brands such as Colt 45, Old Milwaukee, and Schlitz. In 1892, the company purchased nearly one million feet of silk ribbon, which workers tied by hand around each bottle of Best Select Beer, and soon thereafter Pabst Blue Ribbon was born. Today, under ownership of the Metropoulos family, Pabst Blue Ribbon continues to be one of the fastest growing consumer brands in the country.