Christian Heurich Brewing Company


Company Names, addresses, dates1:
  Heurich & Ritter, Washington DC (1872-1873)
  Christian Heurich, 1229 20TH St, Washington DC (1873-1890)
  Ch. Heurich Brewing Co, 1229 20TH St (1890-1896)
  Ch. Heurich Brewing Co, 25TH, 26TH, O & Water Streets, NW, Washington DC (1896-1917)
  Ch. Heurich Brewing Co, 25TH, 26TH, O & Water Streets, NW, Washington DC (1933-1956)

Company Names, addresses, dates2:
  Christian Heurich, 1229 20TH St NW, Washington DC (1875-1880)
  Christian Heurich, 1229-1235 20TH St NW, Washington DC (1881-1891)
  Ch. Heurich Brewing Co, 1223-1235 20TH St NW, Washington DC (1892-1895)
  Ch. Heurich Brewing Co, 25TH, 26TH, D & Water Streets, NW Washington DC (1896-1917,1926,1933-1961)
  Ch. Heurich Brewing Co, 1416 P Street NW, Washington DC (1962)


Notes:
Above I list the company names, addresses and dates from both American Breweries II1 as well as from my own digging through city directories2.
Company lasted from 1872 to 1956. Christian Heurich brewed beer until the age of 102. His Grandson continued the tradition and brewed beer until recently (Foggy Bottom Ale/Lager) . Read about Christian Heurich's house at the brewmasters castle website .
There are many other web sites that are loaded with information about Christian Heurich & his brewery, such as "Christian Heurich," Immigrant Entrepreneurship, 2012, Immigrant Entrepreneurship. 25 Mar 2012 .

Bottles:

heurich_1 book # 316
This is a 9", amber crown-top bottle. This one is machine-made, but I also have one that was hand-blown (#315) that looks identical. I painted this one with water colors to make the embossing stand out. It is embossed:
front: WASHINGTON, D.C. / TRADE MARK / ('H' in hops leaf in front of Washington Monument) / CHR. HEURICH / BREWING CO.
back: 2 REGISTERED
heurich_3 book # 318
This is a 9", machine-made, amber crown-top bottle. I also painted this one with water colors to make the embossing stand out. It is embossed:
around the shoulder in script: CHR. HEURICH BREWING CO
heel: REGISTERED
base: CHR. HEURICH / BREWING CO / WASHINGTON DC
heurich_6 book # 318
This is a 9.5", machine-made, aqua crown-top bottle, embossed:
around the shoulder in script: CHR. HEURICH BREWING CO
heel: REGISTERED 4
base: CHR. HEURICH / BREWING CO / WASHINGTON DC
heurich_08a book #s 319, 320, 319
These are unembossed 9.5" machine-made amber bottles. They all have the same large label, but different labels on the neck: The labels say:
left bottle neck label: LIGHT / Extra Fine / BEER
middle bottle neck label: HEURICH's 75TH YEAR
right bottle neck label: SENATE
large label: CONT. 12 FL. OZS. / SENATE / BEER / CHR. HEURICH / BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C. / INTERNAL / REVENUE / TAX PAID / (C) 1939
heurich_7 book # 319
This is a 7" amber machine-made crown top bottle (shorter & wider than the ones above) with the same label as the ones above:
label: CONT. 12 FL. OZS. / SENATE / BEER / CHR. HEURICH / BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C. / INTERNAL / REVENUE / TAX PAID / (C) 1939
heurich_17 book # 326
This is an 8" green un-embossed machine-made crown top bottle with labels:
neck label: CHAMPEER / To Be Served very Cold
main label: HEURICH / CHAMPEER / Sparklijg Malt Liquor / BREWED AND BOTTLED BY / CHRISTIAN HEURICH BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C.
main label on left side: A product of the only brewery located in Washington D.C., the seat of the Capitol of the United States. This superbly differnt brew is produced by one of the oldest and most skilled brewers in America. CONTENTS, 8 FLUD OZS.
main label on right side: Christian Heurich was a brewer for more than 80 years. He lived to be over 102 (1842 to 1945). For very special occaisions he would delight in serving a private malt lager, which he affectionately called his Champagne Beer (HENCE THE NAME CHAMPEER). It is with great pride that w eoffer this superbly different brew to discriminating people the world over.
heurich_05 book # 328
The bottle on the right is still full! It is a 7.5" amber machine-made crown top bottle with label intact. Left bottle is 9.5" with the same label. The label has a map of DC showing the Heurich brewery, and says:
neck label: Old Georgetown / PREMIUM QUALITY
main label: Old / Georgetown / PREMIUM QUALITY / BEER / CHRISTIAN HEURICH BREWING CO / WASHINGTON DC
heurich_4 book # 331
This is a 9.2", machine-made, unembossed aqua crown-top bottle. The label is somewhat intact, and says:
neck label: CHR. HEURICH / LAGER BEER
main label: TAX PAID AT THE RATE PRESCRIBED BY INTERNAL REVENUE LAW / CHR. HEURICH / BREWING CO / LAGER BEER / Washington, D.C./ PERMINT / No. U 404 / 12 / FLUID OZS. / DOES NOT CONTAIN ... PER CENTUM OF ALCOHOL BY VOLUME
heurich_09 book # 333
This is a 9.5" amber machine-made crown top bottle with labels. Labels say:
neck label: AN EXCLUSIVE / MALT & HOP / BREW.
large label: Chr. Heurich / BREWING CO. / Maerzen / WASHINGTON, D.C.
outside left circle on large label: SILVER MEDAL / AWARDED.
inside left circle on large label: REPUBLIQUE / FRANCAISE
outside right circle on large label: FOR PURITY Y EXCELLENCE / PARIS EXPOSITION 1900.
inside right circle on large label: EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE INTERNATIONALE / HEURICH



Bottles from the Norfolk branch:
Left is clear and 8.75" tall, and the right is aqua and 9.5" tall. Both are blob-top bottles, embossed:
front: NORFOLK BRANCH / TRADE MARK / ('H' in hops leaf) / CHR. HEURICH / BREWING CO.
back: REGISTERED
base (left bottle only): H
They are both weakly embossed, so I painted (with water colors) the embossing on the left bottle to make it stand out more.
heurich_2
This is similar to the bottle above, but it's aqua and the "CHR. HEURICH" is printed in fancy script. It's an 8.75", aqua, BIM, blob-top bottle embossed:
front: NORFOLK BRANCH / TRADE MARK / ('H' in hops leaf in front of Washington Monument) / CHR. HEURICH / BREWING CO.
heel: REGISTERED
base: D / 348
heurich_16
These are BIM crown tops. The left is 9.5" tall and sun-colored-amethyst, and the right is 9" tall and amber. They're both embossed:
front: NORFOLK BRANCH / TRADE MARK / ('H' in hops leaf) / CHR. HEURICH / BREWING CO.
back heel: REGISTERED
base: H
heurich_14
This is a 9.25", BIM, amber crown-top bottle embossed:
front: ('H' in hops leaf) / NORFOLK BRANCH
base: H
Nowhere on this bottle does it actually say "HEURICH", however the similarity between this bottle and the ones above (i.e. the hops leaf with an 'H' in it) make it seem likely that it was indeed a Heurich bottle.
heurich_15
This is an 9", BIM, aqua crown-top bottle embossed:
oval pattern: CHR. HEURICH BREWING CO. / NORFOLK / BRANCH / NORFOLK, VA.
below oval pattern: REGISTERED
back: THIS BOTTLE / NOT TO BE SOLD
heurich_10
This is an 9", BIM, clear crown-top bottle embossed:
oval pattern:NORFOLK BRANCH / CHR. HEURICH / BREWING CO.
below oval pattern on heel: C G CO 78-A
rear on heel: REGISTERED
base: H
heurich_18


Bottles from the Baltimore branch:
This is a 9", amber blob-top bottle, embossed:
front: BALTIMORE BRANCH / TRADE MARK / ('H' in hops leaf in front of Washington Monument) / CHR. HEURICH / BREWING CO.
back: 2 REGISTERED
heurich_11
Similar to the bottle above, this is a 9.5", aqua Baltimore-loop top bottle, embossed:
front: BALTIMORE BRANCH / TRADE MARK / ('H' in hops leaf in front of Washington Monument) / CHR. HEURICH / BREWING CO.
back: REGISTERED
heurich_12
This bottle is embossed the same as the one above, but it is a crown top. It's a 9.5" amber crown-top bottle, embossed:
front: BALTIMORE BRANCH / TRADE MARK / ('H' in hops leaf in front of Washington Monument) / CHR. HEURICH / BREWING CO.
back: REGISTERED / EHE CO A
base: 1 / 663
heurich_13


Heurich Signs:
This is an 11" by 24" cardboard sign. I was told by the antique dealer who sold it to me that it came from an old trolley car. It says:
(picture of farmer contemplating his glass of beer) / NICE WORK ... WHEN YOU GET IT / Senate / BEER / CHR. HEURICH BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C.
sign_01
Here's another trolley car sign, also 11" x 24". It says:
(picture of beer next to golf club & trophey) / Remembered Pleasure / Senate / BEER / CHR. HEURICH BREWING CO. WASHINGTON, D.C.
sign_02
Here's a metal sign that is about 17" in diameter. I was told it was from the early 1900s, and was revised in the 1950's to indicate it was the original lager beer brought back. It says:
CHR. HEURICH / BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, / D.C. / "MAERZEN" / "SENATE" / "LAGER" / AWARDED MEDAL / PARIS 1900 / FOR PURITY & EXCELLENCE.
The revision is the word "ORIGINAL" written overtop of the 3 brands MAERZEN, SENATE & LAGER, and the word "LAGER" circled.
sign_04
These 2 metal signs are similar. I think the one on the left was probably on the entrance to a bar, whereas the one on the right was on the exit. Maybe they were on 2 sides of the same door? They're both 3.5" x 11". They say:
left sign: We Recommend / (picture of Senate ber bottle) / Buy it here
right sign: Thank you / (picture of Senate ber bottle) / Call again
sign_03
This is not a sign, but a stencil for making a sign. It's 16.5" x 10.5", and it has orange & black paint on it. It says:
CHR. HEURICH'S / ORIGINAL / LAGER
heurich_21

Heurich Cans:

These are Heurich beer cans. Beer cans have been around since 1933 - these cans are probably from the 1950s. Many people collect beer cans, and many other Heurich cans exist. For more info on Heurich cans, see this web site.

This can is light yellow with brown, blue, white, black, and red. It says:
front inside a map of the Georgetown area: Old / Georgetown / PREMIUM QUALITY / BEER / CHRISTIAN HEURICH BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, DC.
back: A pasturized beer / with / DRAFT BEER FLAVOR / In bottles and cans / or / Drawn from the Keg / OLD GEORGETOWN / has the same / DRAFT BEER FLAVOR / the same / OLD-TIME ON-TAP / TASTE / CONTENTS 12 FL. OZS.
sideways on back: TRADE MARK / AM. CAN CO. / KEGLINED / PATS 2064537 / 2259498-2178618
can_01
This can is white with brown, blue and gold. It says:
front: CONTENTS 12 FLUID OUNCES / "250" / Senate / BEER / Flavor Brewed with the Heart of the Hops / CHR HEURICH BREWING CO - WASHINGTON, D.C.
sideways on back: TRADE MARK / AM. CAN CO. / KEGLINED / PATS 2064537 / 2259498-2178618 / Extra Fine (picture of eagle) Light Beer
can_02
This can is white with brown, blue and gold. It says:
front: CONTENTS 12 FLUID OUNCES / TRADE MARK (hops leaf with "H")/ Senate / BEER / (gold medals) / INTERNAL REVENUE TAX PAID
left side: PACKAGED AT THE BREWERY
right side: CHR. HEURHICH / BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C.
sideways on back: TRADE MARK / AM. CAN CO. / KEGLINED / PATS 1625229 2064537 / OTHERS PENDING
can_03
This badly rusted can is orange with white, black and gold. It says:
front: CHR HEURICH'S / ORIGINAL / LAGER BEER
front in small letters: This beer is brewed to the original gold medal for- / mula developed by my father, Christian Heurich during his / more than 80 years as a Brewer in Europe and America. / Christian Heurich Jr.
back: (same as the front)
can_04

Heurich Bottle Caps:
These are Heurich bottle caps. From left-to-right, they are:
"Old Georgetown BEER",
"CHR.HEURICH BRG.CO. / Maerzen / WASHINGTON DC",
"Senate", and
"CHR HEURICH'S / ORIGINAL"
caps_1
Another bottle cap. This one is red & white, and says:
CHR. HEURICH BREWING CO. / HOME / BREW / BEER / WASHINGTON, D.C.
cap_02
Another bottle cap. This one is dark blue on grey, and simply says:
SENATE
cap_03
This is Ceramic Stopper. It was in a blob top bottle that was embossed with "BALTIMORE BRANCH CHR HEURICH BREWING CO". The stopper says:
CHR. HEURICH BREW. CO. / ('H' in hops leaf inside of a diamond) / WASHINGTON, D.C.
The diamond around the hops leaf seems to be filled in with yellow, although the color is very faded.
ceramic_top_01
This is white ceramic stopper with red markings that say:
CHR. HEURICH BREWING CO. / ('H' in hops leaf inside of a diamond) / TRADE MARK / WASHINGTON, D.C.
ceramic_top_02

Heurich Beer Bottle Labels:
This is a red on white label marked:
label: MAERZEN / BEER / Guaranteed by Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. Under Food and Drugs Act, June 30th 1906. / SERIAL NO 2801.
Go-withs8
This is a blue on white label marked:
label: LAGER / BEER / Guaranteed by Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. Under Food and Drugs Act, June 30th 1906 SERIAL NO 2801.
label_02
This is a Red, Black, yellow and grey label marked:
small label: AN EXLUSIVE / MALT & HOP / BREW
large label: Chr Heurich / BREWING CO. / Maerzen / WASHINGTON, D.C.
large label in small letters: SILVER MEDAL / AWARDED / FOR PURITY & EXCELLENCE / PARIS EXPOSITION 1900
label_03
I've been told that this is a reproduction (xerox copy). It is a black on pink label marked:
label: Chr Heurich / BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C. / BOCK BEER / For the 1934 Spring Season / PRE-WAR STRENGTH
In small letters: TAX PAID AT THE RATE PRESCRIBED BY INTERNAL REVENUE LAW / PERMIT NO U404 / 12 FLUID OZS
label_04
This is a red, white, blue, and brown label with a picture of 2 goats, marked:
label: 12 FLUID OZS. / Senate / BOCK / BEER / CHR. HEURICH BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C. / INTERNAL REVENUE TAX PAID
label_05
This is similar to the label above, except it says "HEURICH" instead of "Senate". It's a red, white, blue, and brown label with a picture of 2 goats, marked:
label: 12 FLUID OZS. / HEURICH / BOCK / BEER / CHR. HEURICH BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C. / INTERNAL REVENUE TAX PAID
label_13
This is a red, white, black, and gold label marked:
label: CHR. HEURICH's / ORIGINAL / LAGER BEER
In small letters: This beer is brewed to the original gold medal winning formula developed / by my father, Christain Heurich, during his more than 80 years as a / Brewer in Europe and America. Christian Heurich Jr.
label_06
This is a black, white, and orange label marked:
label: CHR. HEURICH / BREWING CO. / LAGER BEER / Washington, D.C.
In small letters: TAX PAID AT THE RATE PRESCRIBED BY INTERNAL REVENUE LAW / PERMIT No. U 404 / 12 FLUID OZS.
label_07
This is a black, white, and gray label marked:
label: Senate / CHR. / HEURICH / BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C. / Special Brewing for Family and Hotel Trade
In small letters: SILVER MEDAL AWARDED / FOR PURITY & EXCELLENCE PARIS EXPOSITION 1900
label_08
This is a black, blue, gold and red label marked:
label: 12 FL. OZS. / Senate / BEER / CHR. HEURICH / BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C.
In small letters: SILVER MEDAL AWARDED / FOR PURITY & EXCELLENCE LIEGE EXPOSITION 1905 / INTERNAL REVENUE / TAX PAID
label_16
This is a black, white, blue and red label marked:
label: CONT. 12 FL. OZS. / Senate / BEER / CHR. HEURICH / BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C.
In small letters: SILVER MEDAL AWARDED / FOR PURITY & EXCELLENCE LIEGE EXPOSITION 1905 / INTERNAL REVENUE / TAX PAID / (C) 1936 / C.H.B.Co.
label_09
This is a silver, white, blue and red label marked:
label: CONT. 12 FL. OZS. / Senate / BEER / CHR. HEURICH / BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C.
In small letters: SILVER MEDAL AWARDED / FOR PURITY & EXCELLENCE LIEGE EXPOSITION 1905 / INTERNAL REVENUE / TAX PAID / (C) 1939 / C.H.B.Co.
label_14
This is a brown, white, red and gold label marked:
label: CONT. 12 FL. OZS. / Senate / Ale / CHR. HEURICH / BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C.
In small letters: SILVER MEDAL AWARDED / FOR PURITY & EXCELLENCE LIEGE EXPOSITION 1905 / INTERNAL REVENUE / TAX PAID / (C) 1940 / C.H.B.Co.
label_10
This is a blue, gold, and brown on white label marked:
label: INTERNAL REVENUE TAX PAID CONTENTS 12 FLUID OUNCES / Senate / BEER / Chr. Heurich / Brewing Co. / Washington, D.C.
label_15
This is a blue, gold, and brown on white label marked:
label: CHR HEURICH BRG. CO. "250" WASHINGTON, D.C. / Senate / BEER / Flavor Brewed with the Heart of the Hops
along right edge: CONTENTS 12 FL. OZS.
label_17
This is a colorful label with shiny gold edges, marked:
center: Old / Georgetwon / PREMIUM QUALITY / BEER
in ribbon on bottom: CHRISTIAN HEURICH BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C.
on map in background: HAGERSTOWN FREDERICK TURNPIKE / DUMBARTON OAKS / FRANCIS SCOTT KEY HOME / CUMBERLAND CANAL / WHITE HOUSE / CHR HEURICH BREWERY
label_18
This is a black, white, red and brown label marked:
label: QUALITY / HOME / BREW / BEER / BREWERY BOTTLED / CONTENTS 12 FL. OZS. / CHR. HEURICH BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C. / INTERNAL REV / TAX PAID
label_11
This is a black, white, green and gold label marked:
label: Heurich / CHAMPEER / TRADE MARK / Sparkling Malt Liquor / DRY / BREWED AND BOTTLE BY / CHRISTIAN HEURICH BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C. / DRY / (C) 1949
Left side: A product of the only brewery located in Washington, / D.C> the seat of the greatest Capitol in the world. / This superbly different brew is produced by one of / the oldest and most skilled breweries in America. / CONTENTS, 8 FLUID OZS. * INTERNAL REVENUE TAX PAID *
Right side: Christian Heurich was a brewer for more than 80 / hears. He lived to be over 102 (1832 to 1945). For very / special occaisions he would delight in servig a private / malt liquor, which he affectionately called his / Chapagne Beer (HENCE THE NAME CHAMPEER). It is / with great pride that we offer this superbly different / brew to discriminating people all over the world.
label_12
This label is almost identical to the one above, but it has the word "DRY" on the bottom left but not the bottom right, and it doesn't say "INTERNAL REVENUE TAX PAID" on the left edge.
label_19

Heurich Mugs:
This is an unusual beer mug. It has painted on leaves and insects, and has a circle that says:
inside circle: Compliment's / Chr. Heurich's / Brewery
What's unsual about it is the bottom. If you look at the last 2 photos on the right, the first one shows how the bottom is uneven. The photo on the far right shows the view looking into the mug when there is background light - you can see a picture of a girl in a window.
heurich_mug_01 heurich_mug_02 (inside) heurich_mug_03 (inside w/ backlight) heurich_mug_04
This is a tankard with 4 mugs. The mugs say "C. Heurich" on the inside. tankard
This appears to be a beer can that was converted into a mug (a handle was soldered onto the side). It is marked:
front: Senate / BEER
left side: PACKAGED AT THE BREWERY
right side: CHR. HEURHICH / BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C.
vertical strip by the seam: TRADE MARK AM CAN CO KEGLINED PATS 1,625,229-2,064,537 OTHERS PENDING
heurich_mug_05

Wooden Beer Crates:
This is a wooden beer crate. It has been re-finished, although I wonder if it really was a Heurich crate or just a refinished crate that somebody stamped with the Heurich name? In black ink, it says:
CHR. HEURICH / BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C.
crate_1
I guess this is proof that the ink design on the crate above is authentic, even if it is a reproduction of some kind. This is a panel from a crate that is marked in black ink with:
CHR. HEURICH / BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C. / PHONE: REPUBLIC 1600
crate_3
This is another wooden beer crate. In black ink it says:
sides: (ribbon with the word "Senate") / BEER / CHR. HEURICH BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C.
ends: CHR. HEURICH BREWING CO. / (picture of diamond with Washington monument behind hops leaves with the letter 'H') / 46 / TRADE MARK
I assume the "46" means 1946.
crate_2
This is another wooden beer crate. In black ink it says:
sides: CHR. HEURICH BREWING CO / (red circle) / WASHINGTON, D.C.
ends: CHR. HEURICH BREWING CO. / (picture of diamond with Washington monument behind hops leaves with the letter 'H') / 36 / TRADE MARK
I assume the "36" means 1936.
crate_4

Heurich Coasters:
These are Heurich beer coasters.
The top one is shiney foil, and says "Senate / BEER / ALE".
The middle-left one says "SENATE / BEER-ALE".
The middle-right one says "SENATE / BEER".
The bottom left one says "Old / Georgetown / THE FINEST GLASS OF BEER / YOU EVER TASTED".
The bottom right one says "Old Georgetown / BEER / Presents / WASHINGTON SENATORS" and resembles a baseball.
coasters_1

Heurich Bottle/Can Openers:
This is a "church key" type can/bottle opener. It says:
front: CHR. HEURICH BREWING CO. SENATE WASH. D.C.
back: PAT 143,327, 1,996,550 MADE IN USA 1 VAUGHAN CHICAGO
opener_01
This is another "church key" type can/bottle opener. It's copper, and it says:
front: CHR. HEURICH'S ORIGINAL LAGER BEER
back: CMI APP MD VAUGHAN USA 55 / CHR. HEURICH'S ORIGINAL LAGER BEER
opener_02
This is another "church key" type can/bottle opener. It says:
front: Old Georgetown PREMIUM QUALITY BEER
back: VAUGHAN USA PAT 1,996,550 Old Georgetown PREMIUM QUALITY BEER
opener_07
This "church key" type can/bottle opener is very similar to the one above, but it's longer and doesn't have the "folds" in the metal. It says:
front: Old Georgetown PREMIUM QUALITY BEER
back: Old Georgetown PREMIUM QUALITY BEER
opener_06
This is a bottle opener. It says:
front: DRINK HEURICH'S BEER VAUGHAN CHICAGO
back: FAMOUS FOR QUALITY SINCE 1873
opener_08
This bottle opener is similar to the one above, but it's for SENATE beer. It says:
front: DRINK SENATE BEER VAUGHAN CHICAGO
back: FAMOUS FOR QUALITY SINCE 1873
opener_04
This is a bottle opener. It says:
front: DRINK SENATE BEER
back: CHR. HEURICH BRG. CO. WASHINGTON, D.C.
opener_03
This is a bottle opener. It says:
front: HEURICH BEERS MEDALS SILVER PARIS GOLD LIEGE
front around ring: Patented Nov, 28, 1905
back: KEY TO MAERZEN SENATE
back around ring: HANDY POCKET COMPANION
opener_05
This style of opener is often referred to as a "waiters knife". It has a corkscrew, with a fold-out piece that rests on the edge of the bottle to allow you to pry a cork out. But it also has a small knife blade that folds out. The photos shows it in both the folded-up and unfolded position. It is engraved:
front: COMPLEMENTS OF / CHR. HEURICH'S / BREWERY
back: D.R. PATENT / No 20815
opener_09

Heurich Calendars:
This is a 1941 calendar. It says:
upper left: "SAMUEL S. VACCHIANNO / DISTRIBUTOR / LA PLATA / MARYLAND
upper right: Senate / BEER - Ale / CHR. HEURICH BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C.
calendar_1941
This is a 1943-1945 calendar. It's made of blue cardboard with the pages of the calendar attached via metal bolts. The pages actually go from January 1943 all the way to December 1945. On top, it says:
HOME OF / Senate Beer and Ale / (picture of brewery) / Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. / WASHINGTON, D.C.
calendar_1943

Other Heurich Stuff:
This is a pre-prohibition 13 1/4" x 16 1/4" tin beer tray, with a nice picture of the brewery. Too bad the paint's peeling. Go-withs3
This is a 12" diameter thermometer. It says:
Senate / (trade mark H inside hops leaf) / BEER - Ale / CHR. HEURICH BREWING CO. WASH. D.C.
Go-withs3
These are matchbooks with advertisements for for Senate beer. The blue ones and yellow ones have at least 3 variations that I've noticed. You have to look close to spot the minor differences. matches_01
This is a glass that commemorated Christian Heurich turning 100 years old on September 12th, 1942. He was still brewing beer at age 100. heurich_glass
This is a 4.5" tall paper cup with orange and black markings that say:
CHR. HEURICH'S / ORIGINAL / LAGER BEER / CHR. HEURICH BREWING CO. WASH. D.C.
heurich_20
This is a commemerative coin, celbrating 75 years of brewing. It says the following:
heads: CHRISTIAN HEURICH
tails: 75TH / YEAR OF / ACTIVE SERVICE / IN THE / AMERICAN / BREWING / INDUSTRY / 1940
coin_01
This is a photo of the Harry J. Eisenbeiss saloon, which was at 1416 E Street NW from 1890 to 19102. There is a sign on the right for Heurich Lager Beer. There is also a sign on each side of the entrance for Chr. Heurich Lager. There appears to be a shoe store next door with the name C.Bonz. I don't know who any of the people in the picture are. eisenbeiss
This is an ashtray. The cigarettes are held by 3 flat metal "Senate beer bottles". Below the bottles it says "CHR. HEURICH BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C. / PATENT APPLIED FOR" ashtray_01
These are Heurich pencils. Presumably they were given away as advertisements. They say "CHR. HEURICH BREWING CO. - SENATE BEER & ALE". pencils_1
This is a mechanical pencil. It says "Drink Senate BEER / CHR. HEURICH BREWING CO.". The picture shows it from 2 different angles. pencils_02
This is a cardboard carton that held a 6-pack of Heurich's Champeer. It is marked:
Front: Take Home / 6 bottles of / Champagne-Like / CHAMPEER / America's New / Taste Thrill
Sides: CHR. HEURICH BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C.
Back: We have purposely omitted advertising on three sides / because we do not ask you to carry advertising for us
Bottom: 6 / BOTTLES / FOR
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This is a pair of salt & pepper shakers, shaped like Senate beer bottles. The labels say:
label: Senate / BEER / CHR. HEURICH / BREWING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C.
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This is an unused letter with brewery letterhead. The says:
(top left) picture of brewery
(top right) TRADE MARK (red hops leaf with an "H" in the middle & washington monument in back) / CHR. HEURICH / BREWING CO.
(bottom left) BREWERS AND BOTTLERS OF Old Georgetown BEER AND Senate BEER
(bottom middle) SILVER MEDAL FOR PURITY & EXCELLENCE / (picture of 2 silver medals) / AWARDED PARIS EXPOSITION 1900
(bottom right) 26TH AND D STREETS, NORTHWEST / WASHINGTON 7, D.C. / REPUBLIC 1600
letter_01
This is from page 419 of a 1925 DC phone book. 1925 was during prohibition. I guess the brewery had to make a buck somehow Go-withs6
This is a cigarette lighter (2 views shown). It is engraved on one side with:
CHR. HEURICH BERWING CO.
Go-withs6 Go-withs6


Olde Heurich Stuff:
Gary Heurich is a grandson of Christian Heurich. Gary started a microbrewery circa 1986 with the name "Olde Heurich". These items are from that mircrobrewery.
This is a vintage 1986 six-pack. The carton tells a breif story of the Christian Heurich legacy signed by Gary Heurich. Go-withs4
This is an Olde Heurich coaster. It is marked:
front: SAY "HI-RICK!" / IT'S WASHINGTON's HOMETOWN BEER. / OLDE HEURICH
rear: SAY "HI-RICK!" / WHEN YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW JUST HOW GOOD / AN AMERICAN BEER CAN BE / OLDE HEURICH
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This is some type of advertisement for Olde Heurich. It's 4" tall and 4.5" wide, and made of cardboard. It has 2 folds in it where the plain white portion meets the 2 colored portions. heurich_19


Foggy Bottom Stuff:
Gary Heurich's microbrewery started up again circa 2003 and produced Foggy Bottom Ale and Lager. The beer was actually brewed in NY, but sold in the Washington DC area. It lasted until 2006. These are items from that microbrewery.
These are bottles of Foggy Bottom Lager and Foggy Bottom Ale. foggy_01
This is a 6-pack carton of Foggy Bottom Lager. foggy_02



1 American Breweries II by Dale P. Van Wieren
2 Boyd's Directory for the District of Columbia (various years)



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