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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.
For questions you may have regarding your memorabilia, please refer
to our "Links Page" for a list of websites dedicated to the hobby.