Eddie Muhlhauser and Will Windisch were founding members of the Brighton Bicycle Club. They spent the early part of their lives in the neighborhood and grew up in the business. They were also cousins. In 1932 Hermann Bumiller reminisced about the “Lion’s Brew” that the club enjoyed in its heyday. In 1896, when some Chicago wheelmen came to town to preview the Poorman race course in Carthage, they were given a tour of the brewery.
Christian Moerlein now owns the rights to Lion’s Brew; perhaps they will revive this brew for wheelmen today to enjoy.