Tag: German-American

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 »

Frühshoppen - Brunch and Bier, German Style!

Frühshoppen - Brunch and Bier, German Style!
Chicago’s German-American influence enjoys a long and rich history. As we near September, an influx of Oktoberfest celebrations will arise — and Oktoberfest brews, I might add. And, with that, a plethora of sausages, pretzels, and beer will be consumed as oom-pa-pa music plays in the background.  Not that sausages and beer aren’t common year-round... Read more »