In the early 1870s a man named Albert Fisher immigrated from Germany to the United States and eventually settled in Salt Lake City. Albert was a brewer by trade and he quick put his skill set to work shortly after arriving in Utah.
In 1884, Albert Fisher purchased 15 acres of land on 200 South on the east bank of the Jordan River (1206 West) where he established the A. Fisher Brewing Company.
The Fisher Brewing Company quickly became the largest brewery in Utah and in 1893 he constructed a grand residence adjacent to the brewery along the banks of the Jordan River.
Salt Lake City, which now owns the historic mansion will be hosting an open house May 15, 2010 from 5 – 9 p.m . The Fisher Family and Red Rock Brewing Company will host the Albert Fisher Beer Garden on the mansion grounds. This is a great opportunity to get to know this great piece of Utah's beer history while enjoying great German food and local craft beer on the beautiful riverside mansion property.
All proceeds go to Celebrate the City 2010 and to the Salt Lake City’s Historic Preservation Fund. The Fund supports restoration and preservation of the City’s historic buildings and places. Come Celebrate the City is an annual community event celebrates Salt Lake City’s grand historic buildings and the eras they were built.