Looking out at the bluffs surrounding the winding Missouri river, the scouts from the German Settlement Society of Philadelphia were reminded of the Rhine Valley of their homeland. Many believe this is what prompted them to choose the site where Hermann is located today for a city that would be "German in every particular."
Of course, how could a place be "German in every particular" without beer? By the 1860's, shortly after Hermann's founding, there were two thriving breweries in operation.
In its glory days Hermann was a rollicking river port with a tavern on every corner. In fact, the beer from one of Hermann's breweries was stored on the site where Tin Mill Brewing Company is located today. The ice to keep the beer cold as it was transported on rail cars was also made on our site.
Alas, Prohibition came along in 1920 and Hermann didn't see another commercial brewery until Tin Mill Brewing Company was organized in 2005. From our brewing process to our authentic German brewing kettles to the hops and malts we import from the famed Hallertau region of Germany, our commitment is to brew beer that is "German in every particular."