On July 10, 1865, Charles Rahr and his brother August purchased five acres of land on the shore of Lake Winnebago at the end of what is now Rahr Ave. There, the German-born brothers built their brewery. The Rahr’s brewery would continue to pump out beer for the next 91 years.
I thought now would be a good time to take a look back at the history of Rahr Brewing in Oshkosh. Here’s a four minute video I made last year that sketches that history. And just below the video, I’ll place a link that leads to more stories about the Rahrs and their brewery.