Etna Brewing Company – A German native of Alsace, Charles Kappler came to the United States in 1852 speaking no English. He labored at breweries in Sacramento and Yreka before purchasing a brewery at Hartstrand Gulch in Scott Valley in 1868. In 1872 he moved his brewery three miles south to the small town of Etna Mills. The beginning of Etna Brewery, a successful enterprise which endured until the enactment of Prohibition in 1920. In addition to the brewery his sons owned saloons throughout Siskiyou County – Prohibition was a severe blow to the entire family, but the tradition was strong enough to live on. In 1990, the brewery was re-established and lives on today, with generational roots in the industry and a continued commitment to great beer.
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