A former Pabst employee had dreams of opening his own winery. In 1969, Theodore Mack Sr. assembled some investors to assist with his dream in purchasing the Blatz brand. The federal government ad forced the sale of Blatz and Mack was ready to jumpon the opportunity.Unfortunately, that deal fell through for Mack. But he had no intention of givng up his dream. He continued to look for brewery and eventually found and settled on Peoples Brewery in Oskkosh, WI.