The Colonial Brewery
Business Type: Brewery (NY 487 e)
Years of Operation: 1897 to 1901
Location: 232 to 242 West 18th St. Manhattan
Description: In 1897 The Colonial Brewery was formed after taking over the Bavarian Star Brewing Company which had operated at the location since 1891. Like many breweries of the time it was likely that Colonial had a bottling operation nearby in a separate building on West 17th St (see the different addresses listed on the bottles below). This brewery would only remain in business until 1901 when it would be taken over by the Eastern Brewing Company in 1901.