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Sprecher Brewing Co. was founded in 1985 by Randal Sprecher, formerly a brewing supervisor at Pabst Brewing Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. From 1985 to 1994, the brewery was located at 730 W. Oregon Street in Milwaukee's Walker's Point area. Through the first ten years the company grew steadily as more and more people found out about Sprecher's high quality beers and sodas. Finally, the company had outgrown its original facility and began looking for a new location to continue its growth.

In 1994, Sprecher purchased its current building, located at 701 W. Glendale Ave., a former elevator car factory. The new, larger brewery enabled the company to continue growing, and allowed more people to enjoy all of Sprecher's fine products.

The history of brewing in Wisconsin began thirteen years before it became a state and a year before it even became a territory. By the late 1890's nearly every community in Wisconsin had at least one operating brewery.
The 23rd anniversary of the GABF was also the largest ever, with 398 national breweries and brewpubs offering more than 2000 beers in competition for the most prestigious awards in the brewing industry.

Sprecher Brewery won several awards, which will probably come as no surprise to its many loyal fans. Out of 102 entries for Small Brewing Company of the Year, Sprecher won:



2004 Small Brewing Company of the Year
2004 Small Brewing Company of the Year Brewmaster (Craig Burge)

2004 Gold Medals

Sprecher won gold medals for two of its beers in the 2004 competition:

Oktoberfest - took top honors out of 52 entries in the German-style/Oktoberfest category

Scotch Ale - took top honors out of 23 entries in the 2004 Scotch Ale category

2004 Bronze Medal

Sprecher won a bronze medal for one beer in the 2004 competition:

Mai Bock- garnered a bronze medal out of 15 entries in the Bock category

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