In 1848, during the German Revolution, Berhard Stroh, having apprenticed at his father’s side, immigrated to the United States. He established his own brewery in Detroit in 1850. Stroh originally named his new company Lion’s Head Brewery, adopting the Lion’s Crest logo from the Kryburg Casle in Germany – the same crest that adorns Stroh beers today. Over the years, Stroh’s has become synonymous with the city of Detroit and strives to honor the creativity, determination, and hard work of its communities. In 2016 Stroh’s released its first new brew in decades, bringing back a treasured archival recipe for Stroh’s Bohemian Style Pilsner. Stroh’s is owned by Pabst Brewing Company, Americas largest independent brewer.
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.