The brewery first opened in Rhinelander in 1892. Brewing operations in Rhinelander ended in 1967. After the brewery closed, Rhinelander beer continued to be made in Monroe, Wisconsin at the former Joseph Huber Brewing Company. The Rhinelander shorty 7 oz was re-introduced in the summer of 2011 and is available in many locations throughout Wisconsin. The first additions to the Rhinelander shorty came in the fall of 2011 – Chocolate Bunny Stout, Imperial Jack Double IPA, Thumper American IPA and Mystical Jack Traditional Ale.