F. Martens Berliener Weiss Beer Brewing Co.

Business Type: Brewery (NY 360 b)

Years of Operation: 1884 to 1900

Location: 232 5th Street, Manhattan

Description: Frank Martens was a Manhattan brewer who primarily (and perhaps only) brewed Weiss Beer. In particular Martens produced Berliner style Weiss Beer which is traditionally a low alcohol, slightly tart wheat beer that originated from Northern Germany in the 17th century. The only variation of bottle that can be found from Marten’s brewery shown below is embossed “Berliener Weiss Beer Brewing Company” (notice that “Berliner” is misspelled on the bottle).

Weiss style bottle, clear heavy glass, embossed “F. MARTENS BERLIENER WEISS BEER BREWING CO NEW YORK”