Tuesday’s A To Z Challenge: H is for Hamm’s

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Try to follow this. I edited it down to the basics from my source, Wikipedia.

Theodore Hamm Brewing Company was established in 1865 when Theodore Hamm, a German immigrant, inherited the Excelsior Brewery, and by the 1880s the Theo. Hamm Brewing Company was reckoned the second largest in Minnesota.

His son, William, and grandson, William Jr. inherited the operation in 1903. During Prohibition, the company survived by producing soft drinks and other food products, enabling it to expand rapidly through acquisitions after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. In 1968 the company was acquired by Heublein, which sold it to Olympia Brewing Company. Pabst then purchased Olympia along with Hamm’s in 1983. Miller Brewing acquired the brand in 1999. Miller was later purchased by South African Breweries and the name changed to SABMiller. Subsequently, SABMiller formed a joint venture combining their US and Puerto Rican assets with those of MolsonCoors to form MillerCoors, the current owner and brewer of the Hamm’s Brand.[1] MillerCoors now produces three Hamm’s Beers, Premium, Golden Draft, and Special Light.[2]


“From the land of sky blue water’s comes the beer refreshing. Hamm’s, the beer refreshing”

And from Frizztext comes Tuesday’s A To Z Challenge.


27 thoughts on “Tuesday’s A To Z Challenge: H is for Hamm’s

  1. though I’m German, I’d never heard from HAMM beer before – for sure it was a good idea to leave Germany behind (1865), before those horrible world wars! We still have an ugly city with the name HAMM. Saw it while riding on a train to BERLIN.


  2. Love the photo – and the history of this brewery was super intricate – thanks for starting with “try to follow….”

    and I also wonder about the headlights – they do look quite new compared to the rest of the items…. or maybe they just used different materials that lasted (i.e. glass….)



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