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The firm of F. A. Poth & Sons, Incorporated, of New Jersey, brewers of lager beer, sprang into existence in the year 1910, as the resuilt of a desire on the part of th eparent concern, F.A. Poth & Sons, Incorporated, of Pennsylvania to give the people of Camden a Brewery of their own, as a mark of appreciation for the gencrous patronage it had received for twenty-five years or more.

F. A. Poth & Sons Leaflet

The firm of F. A. Poth & Sons, Incorporated, of New Jersey, brewers of lager beer, sprang into existence in the year 1910, as the result of a desire on the part of the parent concern, F.A. Poth & Sons, Incorporated, of Pennsylvania to give the people of Camden a Brewery of their own, as a mark of appreciation for the generous patronage it had received for twenty-five years or more.

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Camden Beer

Camden’s brewery at Fillmore and Bulson Streets was built in 1904 by Joseph Baumgartner. The firm was known as the Camden City Brewery Incorporated until it was acquired by Frederick A. Poth, and operated by F.A. Poth & Sons Inc., a Philadelphia based brewery, in 1910. The plant was then modernized to current standards of the time. The firm was operated F.A. Poth & Sons Incorporated of New Jersey before Prohibition. During the 1920s the brewery came under the control of Philadelphia based bootlegger Mickey Duffy, and was a major source of revenue for him until his murder in 1931. Another crime figure, Edgar “Blondy” Wallace, had an interest in the brewery but apparently was out of the picture by the fall of 1934.

Camden Beer Memory

From 1948 to 1951 when I worked at the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, after work we the people that worked there went to the Greenwich Bar on Greenwich Street, downtown New York for a few beers. They had Camden Beer and to this day that was the best beer that I had ever had. I was thinking tonight of the beer I had then and wondered where and if there is any place that I could get that kind of beer again. I have never heard of Camden Beer any place before or after. I wonder now if it is still being made and where it can be purchased. I am now 75 years old and I am very glad to tell you what a good beer that was and how much we all enjoyed it. It sure was a good beer, good foam and a great taste, the foam was just as good as the taste.

The Camden County Beverage Co., South Jersey's largest brewery, pays approximately $1,100,000 in federal and state excise taxes annually.

Camden Brewery Pays Annual Tax of $1,100,000

The Camden County Beverage Co., South Jersey’s largest brewery, pays approximately $1,100,000 in federal and state excise taxes annually.

Bock as a March beer is largely an American tradition, it was pointed out by Fred A. Martin Sr., president of Camden brewery. Martin, speaking on the early appearance of bock beer in this area, said it generally makes its appearance in Europe before Christmas and is featured until the supply runs out. It is known as a spring beer only in the United States, Denmark and Belgium, he declared. "In Norway and Sweden it is brewed the year around and constitutes 25 percent of the beer production of Scandinavia," Martin said. "In Germany, its traditional birthplace, it is brought to the consumer in December, and large quantities of bock beer are consumed in Germany from early December to April.

Brewery Head Explains Bock Beer Tradition

Bock as a March beer is largely an American tradition, it was pointed out by Fred A. Martin Sr., president of Camden brewery.

John A. Herrmann, 52, Bell avenue, Barrington, and employe of the Camden County Beverage Co., Fillmore and Bulson streets, collapsed and died yesterday while cleaning a vat. Dr. Vincent T. McDermott, medical examiner for the company, pronounced the man dead after Rescue Squad 3, under Acting Battalion Chief Winfield Leviseur, worked for an hour in an effort to revive the man. Coroner Inglesby announced he would hold an autopsy today. Frederick Martin, president of the company, said Herrmann was an employe for seven years. He said the discovery was made when a fellow worker entered the vat to speak with Herrmann and found him unconscious.

Beverage Firm Worker Fatally Stricken

John A. Herrmann, 52, Bell avenue, Barrington, and employe of the Camden County Beverage Co., Fillmore and Bulson streets, collapsed and died yesterday while cleaning a vat.

William Boyle, 19, of Ashland, and his grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Aubacher, 63, of Osage, were pulled throught eh door of their car, shown above, yesterday after a crash at Eight street and Central avenue. They were treated at West Jersey Hospital for cuts and shock. Driver of the druck, owned by the Camden County Beverage Company, was John Stafford, 42, of Hartley avenue, Somerdale. He escaped injury.

Two Hurt as Truck Upsets Auto in South Camden

William Boyle, 19, of Ashland, and his grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Aubacher, 63, of Osage, were pulled throught eh door of their car, shown above, yesterday after a crash at Eight street and Central avenue. They were treated at West Jersey Hospital for cuts and shock. Driver of the druck, owned by the Camden County Beverage Company, was John Stafford, 42, of Hartley avenue, Somerdale. He escaped injury.

BLONDY WALLACE LOSES BREWERY CLAIM SUIT

Action against four corporate defendants in the suit by Edgar “Blondy” Wallace to recover a 20 percent shareholder’s interest in the Camden County Beverage Company from Charles A. Bodine, secretary treasurer of the concern, were dismissed yesterday by Vice-Chancellor Francis B. Davis in chancery court.

Camden Brewery ‘Trial’ Date Is Set

Hearing in the revocation of permit proceedings against the Camden County Cereal Beverage Company will be held in the post office building here August 21.

Pictures show how burglars ransacked the offices of the Camden County Cereal Beverage Company, Broadway and Bulson Street, yesterday after breaking into the brewery through a rear window. Clifford Del Rossi is searching for possible fingerprints in the top picture. The robbers apparently failed to find what they were looking for.

BREWERY OFFICE RANSACKED IN MYSTERY THEFT

In a mystery “robbery” that has police puzzled, the thieves broke through a glass window on the rear loading platform, climbed inside and proceeded to turn three different offices of the brewery “inside out” in their quest.

According to a ruling made by Referee Goas, of the Employers’ Compensatian Bureau in Camden, the Poth Brewing Company must pay Christran Heitman, of 1631 Fillmore street, $10 a week for forty-two weeks for injuries received when he was struck in the eye with a hoop while he was riveting a keg. The man’s sight is alleged to have been impaired.

Compensation Award

According to a ruling made by Referee Goas, of the Employers’ Compensatian Bureau in Camden, the Poth Brewing Company must pay Christran Heitman, of 1631 Fillmore street, $10 a week for forty-two weeks for injuries received when he was struck in the eye with a hoop while he was riveting a keg. The man’s sight is alleged to have been impaired.

CAMDEN, March 7. - J. C. B. Morley has sold the plant of the Camden City Brewery, occupying a square of ground at Sixth and Fillmore Streets, Camden, to the F. A. Poth & Sons Brewing Co., Inc., of Philadelphia, for a consideration of about $500,000. The sale includes, in addition to the real estate, the stock, fixtures and equipment of the Camden plant. The new owners will make additions to the plant purchased, to cost about $100,000, and will largely increase its output. The buildings of the Camden plant include a large brewery, bottling house, malt house and stables. Title has already been taken by F. A. Poth & Sons’ Company.

Poths Buy Camden Brewery

CAMDEN, March 7. – J. C. B. Morley has sold the plant of the Camden City Brewery, occupying a square of ground at Sixth and Fillmore Streets, Camden, to the F. A. Poth & Sons Brewing Co., Inc., of Philadelphia, for a consideration of about $500,000. The sale includes, in addition to the real estate, the stock, fixtures and equipment of the Camden plant. The new owners will make additions to the plant purchased, to cost about $100,000, and will largely increase its output. The buildings of the Camden plant include a large brewery, bottling house, malt house and stables. Title has already been taken by F. A. Poth & Sons’ Company.