Reymann Brewing Company (Wheeling, West Virginia)
ADDRESS: 1698 Rock Point Rd, Wheeling, WV 26003
COORDINATES: 40.063825, -80.710077
Anton Reymann was born in Germany in 1837, and immigrated to Wheeling, West Virginia in 1853 with his father, George. George, along with a friend, founded the first brewery in Wheeling, the Franklin Brewing Company in 1849. The brewery grew in size and relocated to 15th Street between Market and Main. Anton became manager of the brewery in 1863 after his father’s death.
The brewery was renamed “Reymann Brewing Company” and moved to a larger facility, the one abandoned today, and produced over 150,000 barrels of beer a year. West Virginia became a dry state in July 1914, and Reymann’s brewery was forced to shut down.