Who owns BURGER?

This brand is discontinued

BURGER is owned by


First Brewed



Ohio, United States

Burger Brewing Company was founded in 1934 by W.J. Huster, president of the Burger Brothers Malting Company. When prohibition ended, he brought the company directly into the brewing business. The brand grew after World War II ended, and expanded to Akron, Ohio in 1956 with the purchase of Burkhart Brewing Company.

However, by 1973 the brand’s success had shifted, and it was sold to Hudepohl Brewing Company. In 1986, Hudepohl was sold to Schoenling Brewing Company, which rebranded as Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing. In 1997, the brewery was sold to the Boston Beer Company, which continued to brew the beer under contract for Hudepohl-Schoenling. However two years later, the company exited the beer business and sold its alcoholic brands to Crooked River Brewing.

They continued to brew the beer out of state in Maryland until 2004, when Greg Hardman purchased the company’s Christian Moerlein brand and reestablished production in Cincinnati. He also established a first right of refusal on all other brands, and acquired those in 2006. Hardman held the company until 2020, when he sold all brands to a new investment group led by Jay Woffington (though Burger Beer was discontinued around the same time). The company was renamed Cincinnati Beverage Company, and two years later it was sold to investor John Richardson.

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