Kruegers have been making drinks and innovating beverages from time immemorable. A history of what the Krueger name means gives us a glimpse of what Kruegers have been doing throughout the millennia. In Germany between the 1100’s and 1600’s, a Krueger would be serving up beer at his inn for his faithful clientele. The weary traveler would set foot at the “Krueger Inn” and the host would fill his guest’s cup to the brim; until all the stories were shared and the fireplace had died down to a reddish glow.
At the same time across the German landscape, other Kruegers were hard at work in their craft of creating beautiful steins for people to enjoy their fresh beer in. Though not many people drink beer out of steins anymore, it was also a Krueger who brought you beer in a can.
The name “Krueger” is synonymous with beer. One does not drink their beer cheerfully without some association to the Krueger family, who has worked so hard throughout history to bring beer to the thirsty masses. The Krueger legacy of hospitality and beer making continues to this day, where family recipes are used and hand crafted brews are tasted.
Every year on January 24th we celebrate the birthday of “America’s first canned beer” by Gottfried Krueger in 1935.