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April 18, 2017 | 5:00 - 8:00
NOTE CHANGE IN LOCATION: The Canton Brewing Company: 120 3rd St. NW Canton, OH 44702 (directions)

Reservation Deadline: Friday, April 14 

Pre-Dinner Technical Session (5:00 - 6:00 pm) and After-Dinner Technical Session (7:00 - 8:00 pm)

Networking and History of the Canton Brewing Company
Presented by Staff of the Canton Brewing Company

The Canton Brewing was founded in 1883 by Otto Giessen from Bavaria born in 1848. He was a bookkeeper when he first immigrated to Cleveland in 1865. He worked at a brewery in Akron and was replaced by Wilhelm Burkhardt when he came to Canton in 1873. He became partners with John Klopfenstein at Graber Brewery. Klopfenstein left the partnership a year later and founded the Union Brewing Company. Giessen operated the Grabber Brewery later renamed Otto Giessen Brewery until it burned down in 1883. This is when Giessen built the Canton Brewing Company on Third N. and Walnut, which still stands today. He owned it for four years when he sold it to William Rommel. Otto used the money to buy a Saloon in town and later founded the Canton Buggy and Gear Company. In 1891 Rommel bought the Union Brewing Company to combine production, and in 1903 the Union building was demolished to make way for the McKinley Monument.

Today, the Canton Brewing Company is a split-level 15,000+ square-foot brewpub including: a brewery with a 15-barrel brewing system, a full service restaurant on the main floor, and a speakeasy tap room in the lower level. Our location at 120 3rd Street in Downtown Canton, once McCrory's 5 and 10, has been revitalized to commemorate the rich history from which Canton Brewing was built. The brickwork, arched windows and doorways, original flooring and lighting are modeled after and indicative of those original breweries, and are intended to create a Prohibition-era atmosphere.


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