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HORNELL BREWING COMPANY

1934  -  1964

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Those of us old enough to remember, knew the beer, knew the building, saw the labels, the bottles, and even had a taste if we were old enough. But how many got to see the inside of the building where this great brew came from? All too few, I'm sure!

Thanks to Paul Eno, Class of 1960, we have a dozen or so photos from 1950 to give insight to what went on inside that brick building.

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Adding barley to water to be mixed and cooked into mash (wort)

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Skimming the wort (unfermented beer)

 
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Stirring the copper brew kettle

     
 
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Another view of brew kettle

 
     
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Bottles being filled

 
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Bottles of Old Ranger beer coming off the line

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Filling barrel kegs in the racking room
 
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barrel kegs in cold storage awaiting shipment
 
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Air compressor with master mechanics Ed Goth and Al Doster
 
 
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The laboratory with brewmaster Otto Adler and Allan Watkins
 
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Checking the finished product for clarity with brewmaster Otto Adler

 
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Office staff with manager Paul Eno (seated) and Gertrude Rice and Louis Loucks (standing)

 

In the "office staff" photo above, Manager Paul Eno is the father of the contributor of these photos, Paul Eno, Jr.

Bottle Crowns (caps) of the brands of beer produced by the Hornell Brewery between 1959 and 1961.

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(Left to
Right): Bottle house foreman Floyd Egmond; Ken Cromwell (son-in-law of Kilbert); and Frank Kilbert.  The KDK beer and ale brand was named for Kilbert, Day, and Kingston, the owners of the brewery