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Prior to the arrival of the railroads, the main source of alcohol in El Paso was wine. The railroads brought beer — and beer bottles. The El Paso thirst reached its limit in 1903, when a group of businessmen opened the El Paso Brewery. With the advent of Texas prohibition in 1918, the brewery closed. The corporation reorganized and moved the brewery across the border, where it became the Juarez Brewery. With the return of drinking in 1933, Harry Mitchell, the owner of a Juarez bar and restaurant, organized a corporation that built the Harry Mitchell Brewery on the foundation of the old El Paso Brewery. The firm sold to the Falstaff Brewing Assoc. in 1956, but Falstaff closed the plant in 1967. The building currently houses apartments, offices, and art studios.

Uploaded on 07.30.2014 by El Paso Museum of History

Out of Area / Out of Area, (1930 - 1939), Business

  • beer
  • Business
  • railroad
  • wine
  • brewery

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