The story of the Dairy State's other major industry--beer! From the immigrants who started brewing here during territorial days to the modern industrial giants, this is the history, the folklore, the architecture, the advertising, and the characters that made Wisconsin the nation's brewing leader. Updated with the latest trends on the Wisconsin brewing scene.
"Apps adeptly combines diligent scholarship with fascinating anecdotes, vividly portraying brewmasters, beer barons, saloonkeepers, and corporate raiders. All this plus color reproductions of popular beer labels and a detailed recipe for home brew."--Wisconsin Magazine of History
"In a highly readable style Apps links together ethnic influence, agriculture, geography, natural resources, meteorology, changing technology, and transportation to explore some of the mystique, romance and folklore associated with beer from antiquity to the present day in Wisconsin."--The Brewers Bulletin
Jerry Apps is the author of more than thirty-five books on Wisconsin and U.S. history, including Ringlingville USA, published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press this fall (see page 2). Apps has won numerous awards for his writing. He splits his time between his home in Madison and his farm, Roshara, near Wild Rose, Wisconsin.