William Besley Brewery – IL 371b

William Besley Brewery opened in 1853 and closed in 1868 it was open for 15 years. Items from breweries of this age tend to be more common and less valuable than some breweries. Early items can still be valuable as can rarer types of items. As a Pre-Prohibition Brewery, any advertising items or collectibles are likely to be valuable and desirable to collectors as they tend to be hard to find. William Besley Brewery was located in Waukegan, IL, which only had 4 breweries, so there are not many that that were producing breweriana items. Local collectors may pay a small premium over national or general collectors because of a lack of local items.

  • Address Information: 306 South Utica St

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Breweries listed under Waukegan, IL 371

Brewery IDBrewery NameStart DateEnd Date
IL 371aSheip Breweryc18401853
IL 371bWilliam Besley Brewery18531868
IL 371cBesley's Waukegan Ale Brewing Co.18681913
IL 371dWaukegan Brewing Co.19131916

Breweries listed under Waukegan, IL

Brewery IDBrewery NameStart DateEnd Date
IL 369John L. Hoerber Breweryc18491853
IL 370Carl Kleiner Brewery18741875
IL 371aSheip Breweryc18401853
IL 371.1Schiller Brewing Co.19371937