Call For Seattle Beer Photos for Upcoming Book

March 21st, 2011 · 3 Comments · General Beer News

If you happen to have some old beer industry photos from pre-1990, a local author is hoping that you can help him out. Kurt Stream is working on a book titled “Brewing in Seattle” as part of the “Images of America” series for Arcadia Publishing. While he has made progress finding photos for his project, he admits that he is still in need of a lot more.

The book will be comprised mostly of photos with the hisotry and stories being told in the captions of these photos.

The basic chapter outlines of the book would be:

1. Pre 1900
2. Seattle Brewing and Malting
3. Prohibition
4. The rise and fall of Rainier
5. The 80’s – Redhook
6. Rise of Craft Brewing.

More information on what Kurt is looking for:

Submitted photos can be any kind of image.  I’m mainly looking for images taken pre 1990. They could be historical Rainier, Hemrich, Horluck brewery photos. Photos of the outside or inside of the brewery. Photos of Seattle brewery workers at rainier, Photos dealing with prohibition, flat promotional images (something that could be scanned for the book) Anything interesting that would help tell the history of beer in Seattle.  Any submitted photo that makes the book will be credited with the photo. I wish I could pay everyone but this really is a labor of love and the best I’m
hoping to do is break even.

If you are able to help, please email Kurt directly at


3 Comments so far ↓

  • Michael McGinnis

    I found your site today while looking for some family history. My grandfather’s (John Edward McGinnis) father and his brothers I was told owned a brewery in Seattle back in the early 1900’s. When prohibition came they reverted to making soft drinks.

    I have no name of the brewery or any other history only the verbal history from my grandmother.

    I could use some help in finding the history or disproving my grandmother’s story.

    Thanks for your help.

    Michael McGinnis

  • Greg McCorkle

    Sounds like great idea! When will it be done?

  • Gary

    Michael McGuinnes I may have some info for you.

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