Geneva Lake, Wisconsin, 1887
Conrad Seipp immigrated to the United States from Hesse, Germany in the late 1840's. During his first few years in the U.S., Conrad earned his living as a beer wagon driver and farmer. He eventually started his own brewery in the late 1860's and be 1872 was the largest provider of beer in the United States. The Seipp Brewery was a major player in the beer business until Prohibition.
After the success of his brewery, Seipp built a large mansion on the south shore of Lake Geneva in Wisconsin. The 20-room Queen Anne style "cottage" was complete in 1888 for $20,000 and today is a tourist destination known as the Black Point Estate and Gardens.
Seipp's Hollander Beer was produced between 1908 and 1919. During this time, the brewery coined the phrase "Drink Hollander Beer!" Wear a great piece of vintage beer and Wisconsin history with this shirt!