History of Stroh’s Ice Cream
History of Stroh's Ice Cream
Stroh's Ice Cream, founded by the Stroh Brewing Company of Detroit, Michigan, is owned and distributed by Dean Foods of Dallas, Texas. It is a regional brand distributed mainly in the Midwestern United States by Country Fresh. It used to be owned by the Stroh Brewing Company, which had a large presence in the midwest and especially the Detroit region.
The Stroh Brewery Company was left searching for ways to restructure its company at the advent of Prohibition in 1920. With the closing of saloons across the nation, ice cream parlors increased in popularity as a new place for the average man to frequent.
Julius Stroh, the head of Stroh's Brewery at the time, decided to convert the beer-brewing facilities of its factory in Detroit to producing non-alcoholic products. At the end of prohibition in America in 1933, the ice cream operation proved to be popular and profitable enough to continue alongside the brewing operation.
In the early 1980s, Stroh's built a new ice cream production facility on Maple Street in Detroit, right down the road from its main brewery. Stroh's Brewing Company was purchased by Pabst Brewing Company and the Miller Brewing Company in 1999 and moved from Detroit to Milwaukee, WI. Stroh's Ice Cream was run by Melody Farms for several years, all the time keeping the Stroh's name, until that company was purchased by Dean Foods in 2005.
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1. Blum, Peter H. (1999). Brewed in Detroit: Breweries and Beers Since 1830, p. 72. Wayne State University Press.
2.Detroit News staff (February 28, 2007). "Stroh's ice cream plant will close". The Detroit News.