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History Revealed: Wisconsin Brewing

September 12 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Ramsey County Historical Society Presents
History Revealed: A Toast to History at Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery

Doug Hoverson, The Drink That Made Wisconsin Famous: Beer & Brewing in the Badger State

History Revealed Series
September 12, 2019
Thursday, 7:45 pm
Waldmann’s Brewery & Wurstery

Free and open to all.
Registration requested – Registration Form

Join RCHS for History Revealed, our program series featuring presentations and tours from the best of local historians, authors and archaeologists, with a wide range of topics drawn from the heritage and traditions of Ramsey County.

Author and historian Doug Hoverson returns to Waldmann’s with his newest book, The Drink That Made Wisconsin Famous, a definitive history of beer and breweries in Wisconsin.

Few places on Earth are as identified with beer as Wisconsin, with good reason. Since its first commercial brewery was established in 1835, the state has seen more than 800 open and more than 650 close—sometimes after mere months, sometimes after thriving for as long as a century and a half. Doug Hoverson explores this rich history, from the first territorial pioneers to the most recent craft brewers, and from barley to barstool. Within the larger history, every brewery has its story, and Hoverson gives each its due, investigating the circumstances that meant success or failure and describing in engaging detail the people, the technology, the marketing, and the government relations that delivered Wisconsin’s beer from grain to glass.

From the global breweries that developed in Milwaukee in the 1870s to the “wildcat” breweries of Prohibition and the upstart craft brewers of today, Hoverson will tell the stories of Wisconsin’s rich brewing history. His research goes beyond the giants like Miller, Schlitz, Pabst, and Heileman, and examines the hundreds of small breweries across the state started by immigrants and entrepreneurs. Even before beer tourism became popular, hunters, anglers, and travelers found their favorite brews in small Wisconsin cities like Rice Lake, Stevens Point, and Chippewa Falls. Hoverson will present some of these breweries in all their diversity, from the earliest enterprises to the few surviving stalwarts to the modern breweries reviving Wisconsin’s reputation as a brewing state.

Doug Hoverson is author of Land of Amber Waters: The History of Brewing in Minnesota (Minnesota, 2007). He has written about beer and brewing history for publications ranging from American Breweriana Journal to The Growler to The Onion. He has been a consultant on documentaries about beer or related businesses and is a popular speaker on the history of beer.

Registration is needed to attend presentations. Space is limited, first-come, first served.
Presentation is free.
Registration requested – Registration Form
Or call 651-222-0701 or email membership@rchs.com.

It’s RCHS Day at Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery!

On the second Thursday of each month, 10% of all sales to RCHS members and their guests will be donated to the Ramsey County Historical Society!

RCHS members and supporters are encouraged to come and enjoy a lunch/dinner/drink at Waldmann throughout the day, or time your dinner so that you can stay for the presentation immediately after. So come on in and raise a toast to history and support RCHS!

Mention that you are a member, supporter or friend of RCHS to your server, and they will make sure that your tab is counted toward Waldmann’s support.

2019 History Revealed Programs

For 2019 History Revealed programs, see https://www.rchs.com/news/history-revealed-2019/ New programs are being added.

Details

Date:
September 12
Time:
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery
445 Smith Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
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Phone:
651-222-1857
Website:
http://waldmannbrewery.com/