Buffalo Bayou, Buffalo Beer Tour & Buffalo Brewing Company


The American Buffalo

Buffalo Bayou, Buffalo Beer Tour & Buffalo Brewing Company

04 May 2013

Apple-Touch-IconAThree things on my desk(top) or laptop today all dealing with the American Bison. First is the next segment in a series I am writing about Houston history including Allen’s Landing and Buffalo Bayou. You can read the first three posts by clicking the link in the previous sentence. The next segment dealing with pathways along Buffalo Bayou should be ready tonight or tomorrow.

Buffalo Bayou


Houston and Texas Central Depot – 1873. You can see Buffalo Bayou

Buffalo Beer Tour

The second is a beer tour in Buffalo, New York. From an e-mail I received. Attached is a flyer for a Buffalo Beer Tour on Saturday May 25th by Pete Jablonski. Tickets are $40. Contact information for tickets is on the flyer. Thanks. Joe Guerra. See Flyer


Buffalo Beer Tour on Saturday May 25th

Buffalo Brewing Company

The third is related to Buffalo Brewing Company of Sacramento, California. While searching for a Buffalo beer image I couldn’t help but to get sidetracked. Certainly the most notable of the brewery men of Sacramento were the German-born Herman H. Grau (1846-1915) and William E. Gerber (1852-1928). Herman, a former East Coast brewer who came to Sacramento from Buffalo, N.Y. in about 1886, was the man who organized the Buffalo Brewery, which would eventually become the largest brewery west of the Mississippi. Here are a few fantastic pieces pictured below. Read: Buffalo Brewery men were interred at East Lawn Memorial Park.

So we have famous beer men from Buffalo, New York who strike out and start a brewery in California. I wonder if any shipments passed through Houston?


Buffalo Brewing Company Paper Sign, Sacramento, CA. Depicting nude Indian maiden on buffalo. In period walnut frame, mint condition. 17 1/2 X 24 1/2 inches.- Live Auctioneers (estimate $15,000 – $25,000)


Buffalo Brewing Co. tin tip tray, Sacramento, CA. – Victorian Casino Antiques


View of Harry M. Bowman’s painting shop at 918 11th Street, Sacramento, ca. 1900-1910; unidentified individuals, possibly including Bowman and his employees, displaying carriage wheels in foreground. Buffalo Brewing Company storefront at right. Bowman was a paint shop foreman for Pacific Wheel and Carriage Works and specialized in painting carriages. – Center for Sacramento History


The Buffalo Brewery. [ca. 1910]. California State Library, California History Room.


Buffalo Brewing Company stock certificate. Sacramento, California. Unissued, 19__. Incorporated 1888 – ClintonHollis.com

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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