Neef’s Hall

Neef Brothers Beer While Neef’s Hall was a small-time saloon between 15oo Market Street and Larimer, the Neef brothers, Frederick and Max, bought a brewery at 1201-19 South Fifth Street (now Quivas Street).

Their most popular beers were: Gold Belt Beer, The Bohemian Girl, and Red Cross Malt Tonic. The most famous beer, however, was Neef’s Weiner Marzen, quoted as being “The Beer that will make Colorado Famous.”

The passing of prohibition in Colorado in 1914 plummeted sales, even as the brothers tried to create a “near beer” beverage called Snappy. Eventually, they ran out of business and had to shut down their very successful brewery.


–Brittany Peshek



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