Cleveland and Sandusky Brewing Company

Cleveland and Sandusky Brewing Company
Item# 1180


Stock Certificate, unissued/canceled
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The Cleveland and Sandusky Brewing Company was incorporated in 1989, formed by the merger of nine Cleveland-based and two Sandusky-based breweries. These included the Fishel Brewing Company and the Kuebeler-Stang Brewing & Malting Company. The company’s start included the purchase of the rights to purchase the Carling Black Label line of beers, which the company produced until 1911.

The Cleveland and Sandusky Brewing Company produced a wide variety of beers including Old Timers Ale, New York Special Brew, GB Lager, and Crystal Rock Beer.

Independent Cleveland brewers suffered greatly as a result of the combine's ruthless competitive tactics. When Ohio's Attorney General charged that the Cleveland & Sandusky Brewing Company was operating illegally as a trust, George F. Gund (one of Cleveland’s most famous names and at the time a brewer himself) was called upon to testify against the combine. He told of Cleveland & Sandusky's practice of buying saloon properties where rival beer was being sold, then evicting saloonkeepers who refused to handle only the combine's beer. He also testified that saloonkeepers were offered interest-free loans in exchange for agreements to sell only Cleveland & Sandusky beer. In the end, the combine was, indeed, found to be in violation of anti-trust laws, but was merely fined a small sum and allowed to continue in business.OH-Ohio Brewery and Alcohol Beer Makers Female Subject

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