The sign below was displayed at the Illinois State Fair in the 1930s.


Look for reisch at the sports shed and food a rama at the 2019 state fair

Reisch items will be sold in the SPORTS SHED from 1-10p.m. on Friday and weekends and 6-10p.m. on other week days.



That's a winner!! Reisch Gold Top Beer was awarded a Bronze Medal by the North American Brewers Association.

Brewmaster George Reisch and the bronze medal in springfield

Brewmaster George Reisch Brewing


The Bronze Medal that Reisch Gold Top Beer recently won at the North American Brewers Association Beer Festival made its way to Springfield on June 28th, 2019.  Patrons at the Barrel Head, Route 66 Motorheads Bar and Grill and Curve Inn were able to wear the bronze medal and have their picture taken with the Reisch Brewmaster, more pictures are below.

George Reisch and Kent Newton




Reisch Beer, Good Beer!!  Tried it Lately?

Reisch BRONZE tOP bEER ???



We're not really changing the name of Reisch Gold Top Beer to Reisch Bronze Top Beer.  The North American Brewers Association awarded Reisch Gold Top Beer a "Bronze Medal" in their prestigious annual international competition.  Please visit for all the details.  Reisch Charities is proud as a PEACOCK!!  Reisch Beer, Good Beer!!  Tried it Lately?




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Goosetown Updates

 All Reisch Signs Over The Years Photos are courtesy of Daryl Ponder, Kent Newton and Tony White. 

All Reisch Outdoor Advertising Photos are courtesy of the Tony White collection.

About Us

Our Team


Reisch Charities is a non profit 501 C3 organization. Supported by a Board of Directors and a group of breweriana collectors called the Reisch Brew Crew. Our goal is to save, support and share the history of Springfield, Illinois and its brewing history. 

Our Mission


This year, 2019 will mark 170 years since Reisch Gold Top Beer has been brewed by the Reisch Family. All profits of Reisch Gold Top Beer will go to support Springfield, Illinois heritage sites.

Our History


In 1849 our brewery founder started what was to be Springfield, Illinois' longest operating brewery. Surviving multiple prohibition events in the 19th and 20th centuries by making things like bricks, near beer, brake pads, soda, and ice cream. The Reisch Brewery finally closed in 1966 due to competition from the big national brewers' ability to have multiple breweries across the nation delivering their brand to local consumers. The property was sold to Memorial Medical Center who later donated the land to Southern Illinois University to make way for the Southern Illinois University (SIU)  school of medicine which sits on the brewery's old property. 

WHEN And Where Can I Purchase Reisch Beer?

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our mission and share all profits with many different  factions of Springfield, Illinois  and its historical institutions. 

Stay tuned for when we will again be brewing the beer recommended for Health and Strength. It won't be long and you won't be disappointed with the old school style of Krausened beer. 

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