Drawers to bring historic beer to Milwaukee

Freeman Staff

Jan. 13, 2015

SUSSEX — Drewrys Brewing Company, of South Bend, Indiana, announced Tuesday has entered into distribution agreements with Beer Capitol Distributing of Sussex to bring the recently-revived, historic favorite lager beer to Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties.

Drewrys relaunched in October 2013 after the brand was gone for 40 years. The company is moving forward to raise capital and plans to expand to reach customers throughout the Midwest.

Drewrys was originally founded in 1877 in Canada, coming to Indiana immediately after the end of Prohibition. It was the 10th-largest brewer in the country and a mainstay in Wisconsin homes until 1972, when it was purchased during the “beer war” and ultimately shut down in the 1990s. The brand was revived by Chicago businessman Frank Manzo and returned to the market in 2013.