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A Quick History of Beer and Brewing in Huntington
The Fesenmeier Brewing Company  in 1946
Dad's Brewery Article
History of the Fesenmeier Brewing Company
Company Brochure
The Rise and Fall of the Little Switzerland Brewing Company
Charge Story Involving Ernie Salvatore, Jr.
The History of the Little Switzerland Brewing Company
Then & Now
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Print Advertisements for products from Fesenmeier Brewing Company
Brands & Labels
Breweriana 2
Breweriana 3
My Beer Cans
Breweriana 1
Charleston Breweries
Wheeling Breweries
Wheeling Breweries 1879
Wheeling Breweries 1886
West Virginia Breweries
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The mission of this website is to preserve the history of brewing beer in Huntington, West Virginia - showcasing the Fesenmeier and Little Switzerland brewing companies.  It celebrates the culture of beer and is dedicated to brewery workers the world over, but especially those who kept the beer flowing in Huntington for more than 80 years.
My name is John Salvatore. I collect beer cans and breweriana from Huntington, West Virginia and beyond. In the past I have been a proud member of the following organizations: American Breweriana Association (ABA), Brewery Collectibles Club of America (BCCA), Eastern Coast Breweriana Association (ECBA), National Association of Breweriana Advertising (NABA).

A number of items pictured on this website are from my personal collection, but most of them belong to other individuals. In recent years this website has expanded to include information on other West Virginia breweries. Pop open a cold one and enjoy!

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See My Dad's Brewery Article From 1949!

Long before he became a famous sports writer, my late father, Ernie Salvatore, visited the Fesenmeier Brewery on their 50th anniversary as a cub reporter doing his first big feature story. We present it here in its entirety, in the same format in which it was originally published. Click the following link to see it: Dad's Brewery Article.

Thank You to everyone who has contributed information, breweriana, and encouragement. Without you, this website would not be possible. This list is in no particular order and continues to grow: Patricia Marsh, Diane Balasingame, Jon Rickman, Jeff Masters, Delano Patterson, Jeff Russo, Tim Quinn, Bob McClure, Scott McClure, Arch Carden, Albert Doughty, Jerry Warwick, Barry Spence, Katie Lincoln, Ted Wolfe, Joe Older, Tom Ratkovich, Bruce Mobley, Jim Dawson, John Kent, Terry Bertolino, Elizabeth Miller, Jeff Sias, Bill Carlisle, Stan Galloway, Christine Galloway, The American Breweriana Association, American Breweriana Journal, Steve Fesenmaier, Goldenseal Magazine, West Virginia Department of Culture and History, Dave Lavender, Tavern Trove, The Herald-Dispatch, Bill Gaglione, John Lilly, Mike Keller, Rob Musson, Phil Dobeck, Jim Ebner, Erik Amundson, The Reverend Steve Pegram and S & K Toy Trucks, Paul Rothrock, Ernie Salvatore Jr., John Smallshaw, Mark Rodgers, George Barone, Mark Benbow, Jim Derrick, and Sharon at Grayson (Kentucky) Antique Mall. Cheers!
For questions you may have regarding your memorabilia, please refer
to our "Links Page" for a list of websites dedicated to the hobby.

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