A listing of abandoned breweries, distilleries, and wineries in the United States.

Kentucky

Buffalo Springs Distillery

The Buffalo Springs Distillery, located in Stamping Ground, Kentucky, was first used as a distillery in 1866.

  • Location: Stamping Ground, Kentucky
  • Status: Demolished

John A. Barry Distillery

John A. Barry Distillery

The John A. Barry Distillery, later becoming the Old Poindexter distillery, is an abandoned brandy and bourbon distillery in Ekron, Kentucky. After closing, the property was sold to a railroad tank car cleaner.

  • Location: Ekron, Kentucky
  • Status: Abandoned, Demolished

Old Crow Distillery

Old Crow Distillery

Old Crow Distillery, located in Kentucky, once produced Old Grand Dad, Bourbon DeLuxe, Sunny Brook and its namesake, Old Crow. The factory closed in 1987 as a result of a buy-out from competitor Jim Bean.

  • Location: Frankfort, Kentucky
  • Status: Active, Under Renovations

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Old Louis Hunter Distillery

The Old Louis Hunter Distillery is a former distillery in in Lair, Kentucky. It operated from around 1850 until 1974.

  • Location: Lair, Kentucky
  • Status: Abandoned

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Old Taylor Distillery

Old Taylor Distillery, located south of Frankfort, Kentucky along Glenn’s Creek, was constructed by E.H. Taylor, Jr. in 1887. Old Taylor was known for being the first to produce one million cases of straight bourbon whiskey. The complex is currently being restored for Castle & Key, an upstart distillery.

  • Location: Frankfort, Kentucky
  • Status: Active

T.W. Samuels Distillery

T.W. Samuels Distillery

The T.W. Samuels Distillery is an abandoned distillery in Deatsville, Kentucky. It produced its signature “T.W. Samuels” bottle and a 90-proof label.

  • Location: Deatsville, Kentucky
  • Status: Abandoned

New York

Gold Seal Winery

Chandon Wine Company

The Chandon Wine Company is an abandoned winery complex in New York. The complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in November 2010.

  • Location: New York
  • Status: Abandoned

Ohio

Clyffside Brewing Company

Clyffside Brewing Company

Clyffside Brewing Company is a former brewery on West McMicken Avenue in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio. It began in 1933 when Paul Esselborn, who was educated at the Royal Bavarian School of Brewing in Germany, organized the company in former Mohawk Brewery structures. The company’s signature selections included Felsenbrau beer and Old Hickory Ale that was “aged in the hills.” Sans Prohibition, beer was brewed on the site for 111 years, the longest of any brewery in the city.

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Status: Abandoned

Crockery City Brewing Company

Crockery City Brewing Company

The Crockery City Brewing Company is a former brewery on Webber Way in East Liverpool, Ohio. Named after the city’s famed pottery industry, the brewery opened in 1900 and closed in 1952.

  • Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
  • Status: Abandoned

George J. Renner Brewing Company

The George J. Renner Brewing Company, an abandoned brewery in Akron, Ohio, was established circa 1848. It was in operation until December 8, 1952. The buildings were reused by the Renner Akron Realty Company as a management company for land holdings in the city that were owned by the brewery.


Hudepohl Brewing Company

Hudepohl Brewing Company

Founded in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1885, the Hudepohl Brewing Company brewed golden lager, dark lager, seasonal bock beer and several regional styles of lager that were popular in Germany. The company later relocated to a brewery in Queensgate that was formerly home to Herman Leckman Brewing Company. Hudepohl vacated the factory in 1987 when it merged with the Schoenling Brewing Company.

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Status: Abandoned

Kauffman Brewing Company

Kauffman Brewing Company

The John Kauffman Brewing Company is a defunct brewery at 1622 Vine Street in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio. Known for its Gilt Edge, Columbia, and Old Lager beers, it closed in 1919 when Prohibition was enacted.

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Status: Active

The Portsmouth Brewing and Ice Company

The Portsmouth Brewing and Ice Company

The Portsmouth Brewing and Ice Company is a defunct brewery in Portsmouth, Ohio.

  • Location: Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Status: Demolished

Schmidt Brothers Brewery

Schmidt Brothers Brewery

Schmidt Brothers Brewery is a defunct brewery located at 135 and 138 East McMicken Avenue in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Status: Closed

Pennsylvania

A. Overholt and Company Distillery

A. Overholt & Company

The A. Overholt & Company is an abandoned distillery in West Overton, Pennsylvania. It operated out of its Pennsylvania facility from 1800 to 1987.

  • Location: West Overton, Pennsylvania
  • Status: Abandoned

Victor Brewing Company

Victor Brewing Company

The Victor Brewing Company, located in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, was in operation from 1908 to 1941.

  • Location: Jeannette, Pennsylvania
  • Status: Abandoned

West Virginia

Reymann Brewing Company

Reymann Brewing Company

Reymann Brewery, located in Wheeling, West Virginia, is a former brewery and an integral part of the city’s rich German heritage.

  • Location: Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Status: Abandoned

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Schmulbach Brewery

Schmulbach Brewery, located in Wheeling, West Virginia, was once an integral part of the city’s rich German heritage that dates to the 19th century.

  • Location: Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Status: Abandoned