Tag: Beer History

Chicago's Role in American Beer History: Germans, a Lake, a Fire, and a Fair

Chicago's Role in American Beer History: Germans, a Lake, a Fire, and a Fair
The following is an excerpt from my personal beer research and a paper titled, “A Pint of Liberty.” The work is still ongoing, but this excerpt is nearly a finished product. A few of these items are taken from historian Maureen Ogle’s “Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer.”   The multitude of German immigrants arriving... Read more »

Beer History: TV, Supermarkets, and the Decline of 20th Century Breweries.

Beer History: TV, Supermarkets, and the Decline of 20th Century Breweries.
The number of breweries declined in the first half of the 20th century faster than you can say the word “chug.” The number was already on the way down at the turn of the century, but Prohibition and WWII accelerated that decline. The end of the war arrived with a boom in the economy, but... Read more »

Native Americans in Beer Advertising - a Look at Beer History

From time to time, I like to throw a little history your way.  Most of what you read regarding the history  of beer culture is about as valuable as your Uncle Charlie espousing his theory on how to fix the national debt, handle ISIS, or turn the Bears into a dynasty. Roll your eyes and... Read more »
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