Christian Heurich Brewing Company
25th and Water Streets, NW
Washington, DC






The Christian Heurich Brewing Company has its beginnings in 1864 with a brewery owned by a George Schnell.  Christian Heurich bought the business in 1872 and, over the next 25 years expanded it into an extremely large operation, culminating with the construction of a huge brewery on the banks of the Potomac River in 1885.  Heurich reopened after prohibition and operated successfully until 1956, brewing brands such as Senate and Old Georgetown.  The labels and cans from these brands are beautifully designed and highly prized by collectors.
The Heurich brewery was located on a parcel of land that is now the site of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  In recent years, descendents of Christian Heurich have opened a craft brewery and brew pub in Washington, DC, that has met with significant local success and customer loyalty.
Shown below are a few of the labels from the original Christian Heurich Brewery's products.
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Senate Ale
Senate Beer
Old Georgetown Beer
Senate Beer
 Senate Beer
 Maerzen Beer
Copyright 2000, 200, 2002 - J. Anthony Pompa
Last Revised - 18 February 2002