Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars and Breweries

Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars and Breweries

by Jim Draeger, Mark Speltz
     
 

Bottoms Up showcases the architecture and history of 70 Wisconsin breweries and bars. Beginning with inns and saloons, the book explores the rise of breweries, the effects of temperance and Prohibition, and attitudes about gender, ethnicity, and morality. It traces the development of the megabreweries, dominance of the giants, and the emergence of

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Bottoms Up showcases the architecture and history of 70 Wisconsin breweries and bars. Beginning with inns and saloons, the book explores the rise of breweries, the effects of temperance and Prohibition, and attitudes about gender, ethnicity, and morality. It traces the development of the megabreweries, dominance of the giants, and the emergence of microbreweries. Contemporary photographs of unusual and distinctive bars of all eras, historic photos, postcards, advertisements, and breweriana help tell the story of how Wisconsin came to dominate brewing—and the place that bars and taverns hold in our social and cultural history.

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“Draeger and Speltz have perfected a heady brew of our state’s drinking past and present—community breweries and brewing history, modern microbreweries alongside brew pubs occupying historic buildings, and of course, Milwaukee’s big beer past—with just the right amount of foamy fun.”
(Brenda Bredahl, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts and Letters)

Winner, Midwest Independent Publishers Association Midwest Books Awards (Total Marketing Package )”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870204982
Publisher:
Wisconsin Historical Society
Publication date:
08/31/2012
Series:
Places Along the Way
Edition description:
1
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
709,533
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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