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

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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 ...

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Overview

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 )”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870204982
  • Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
  • Publication date: 8/31/2012
  • Series: Places Along the Way
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 399,842
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Draeger is an architectural historian and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer at the Wisconsin Historical Society with more than twenty-five years of historic preservation experience. From roadside architecture to Northwoods resorts, Draeger celebrates the importance of ordinary buildings to our daily lives through his research, writing, and lectures. He has celebrated the history and lore of Wisconsin taverns since his childhood. He shares a historic 1936 International-style house in Monona with his wife, Cindy.

Mark Speltz is a senior historian at American Girl and recently completed a master’s degree in public history at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. He previously worked as an independent researcher on exhibits for museums, including the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, and has authored several articles for the Wisconsin Magazine of History. He lives in Madison with his wife, Kari, and daughter, Marie.

Mark Fay of Eau Claire has completed six book projects for the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, photographing historic gas stations, opera houses, cemeteries, dairy farmers, and murals for a children’s book on the Great Peshtigo Fire. He has worked as an aerial photographer, a staff photographer for a postcard and calendar printing company, and has been in business as Faystrom Photo since 1996.

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