Straub Brewery: The Pictorial History
(Arcadia Publishing, 2005)
John Schlimm’s Straub Brewery illustrates the evolution of this Pennsylvania landmark business, which has spanned three centuries. From the days when Straub Beer was delivered in wooden kegs by horse and buggy to the newest stainless steel kegs that are delivered via semitruck, Straub Brewery takes readers on an unprecedented and thirst-quenching tour of the operation. This pictorial history unearths the Straub family legacy, the brewing process, and the events that have secured the brewery’s “eternal tap” on history.
The Straub Brewery was founded in the 1870s by German immigrant Peter Straub. At the age of 19, during the rise in German nationalism, Straub left his home and family in search of the American Dream. Today, the Straub Brewery remains one of the oldest breweries in the country and is still owned and operated by its founding family, now into its sixth generation.
The Straub Brewery takes great pride in producing Straub Beer, Straub Light, and Peter Straub’s Special Dark.
John is the great-great-grandson of Straub Brewery Founder Peter Straub.