Walter Brewing Company
In the late 1800s, German immigrant Martin Walter purchased The Pueblo Brewery for $7,000 and in the tradition of his brothers in Wisconsin established his own brewery, thus the tradition of The Walter’s Brewing Company began in Pueblo. Brewed with clean Colorado water, the company supplied brews under dozens of labels in more than 20 states and became a Pueblo legend.
In 1975 the brewery property sold and the doors of Walter’s were closed by the new owner. Fast forward to early 2014 when a group of Puebloans obtained the pre-prohibition pilsner recipe from the Walter Family descendants.
That group of Puebloans, in league with the Walter family, brought the brand back to Pueblo — featuring the Walter’s Original Pilsner that made Walter’s the beer of choice in Southern Colorado. The collective owners continue to keep in touch with the Walter family with knowledge shared from the last Walter’s-Eau Claire Brewmaster, John Walter.
In addition to the Walter’s Original, Walter’s Brewery and Taproom also makes several varieties of beers that every generation of drinkers will appreciate — from our great city’s forebearers who labored at the steel mill and in Pueblo businesses of all types; to modern craft beer drinkers, artists, Bohemians, and bicyclists who keep Pueblo lively today. All proof that some things never change with time and that great beer binds us all in good cheer!
Walter Brewing Company is an independent craft brewer.
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