Van Merritt Brewing Co. – IL 107h

Van Merritt Brewing Co. opened in 1958 and closed in 1967 it was open for 9 years. This brewery was open for quite a few years so it is easier to find items and advertising than some breweries that did not last long, this can make the Breweriana items less valuable. Breweries that started up right after Prohibition was repealed, up to around the 1950s are the last group that represent highly collectible and valuable Breweriana for the most part. The period after Prohibition was when cans became popular so some of the rarest and most desirable cans come from this period. For cans to be very valuable they need to be rare, and in very good condition in most cases. Van Merritt Brewing Co. was in an active brewing city. Chicago, IL was listed as having 166 breweries, which is quite a few. Sometimes a large number of breweries can lead to an active collecting community that will be willing to pay more for breweriana items than other collectors.

  • Other Names Used by this Brewery: aka Bohemian Brewing Co. 1958-1967; aka House of Augsburg 1959-1967; aka Monarch Brewing Co. 1958-1967

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Breweries listed under Chicago, IL 107

Brewery IDBrewery NameStart DateEnd Date
IL 107aJos. Hladovec Brewing Co.18901892
IL 107bMonarch Brewing Co.18921898
IL 107cMonarch Brewing Co.18981909
IL 107dMonarch Brewery19091922
IL 107eMonarch Beverage Co.19231932
IL 107fMonarch Brewing Co. Inc.19321936
IL 107gMonarch Brewing Co.19361958
IL 107hVan Merritt Brewing Co.19581967

Breweries listed under Chicago, IL

166 breweries were found for Chicago, IL, showing 10 listings nearest to Van Merritt Brewing Co.
Brewery IDBrewery NameStart DateEnd Date
IL 102aPeter Hand Brewery Co.18911909
IL 103Thomas G. Hanson Brewery18621867
IL 104Healy & Regitz Brewery18871888
IL 105aHenn & Gabler Brewing Co.18921895
IL 106Matthew Hitz Brewery18551862
IL 107aJos. Hladovec Brewing Co.18901892
IL 108aJohn L. Hoerber Brewery18641882
IL 109aJohn L. Hoerber Brewery18581864
IL 110aJohn L. Hoerber Brewery18821885
IL 111aHofmann Bros Brewing Co.18961909