Frank Fehr began brewing at the Fehr's City brewery in 1872 at what is now Liberty street between Preston and Jackson streets. The Brewery produced 593 barrels of beer the first year and by 1903 had expanded to produce 120,000 barrels of beer. Fehr's XL lager won the southern exposition in from 1883-1888 and was said to be the most widely consumed beer in Louisville. The City Brewery closed in 1964, and the last 7000 barrels of beer were dumped down the drain to avoid paying taxes on the beer.
Our plan is to bring back the crisp, clean flavor of Fehr's XL to Louisville. Making the beer right here in Louisville using Fehr's pre-prohibition lager recipe ..
Its always Fehr weather!