Heinrich Beck (brewer)

Heinrich Beck ( born December 21, 1832 in Eislingen (then Großeislingen ); † June 10, 1881 in Bremen ) was a German brewer and founder of the Beck's brewery.

Heinrich Beck, the son of a butcher emigrated 1854 to Indiana in the United States to earn his living there by brewing beer. In 1864 he moved back to Germany. He moved to Bremen, where he worked first as a brewmaster in the St. Pauli Brewery. Finally, a year later he married Christine Duering, with whom he had four children later. On June 27, 1873 Heinrich Beck founded together with Luder Rutenberg and the accountant Thomas May the Emperor brewery Beck & May OHG. In 1874 it was then the gold medal for the best beer of the later Emperor Friedrich III. presented. Thomas May 1875 resigned out of business, and Heinrich Beck took over the company under the name of Beck & Co. In 1876, he eventually developed a beer after Pilsener style, which was ideal for transport overseas and as the "best of all continental beers " was honored at the World Exhibition in Philadelphia. On June 10, 1881 Heinrich Beck died at the age of 48 years in Bremen. After his death, his brother Friedrich Spiegel took over the brewery.

  • Brewer
  • Entrepreneurs (19th Century )
  • Entrepreneurs (Bremen)
  • German
  • Man
  • Born in 1832
  • Died in 1881