Publisher: Mark Skaggs Press, 1995.
Soft Cover, 305 pages, 8.5 x 11.
Louisville Breweries is one of those books where the title simply doesn't do it justice. This book is loaded! (See Table of Contents below.) Sure, it tells the definitive history of the breweries of Louisville, Kentucky, but it also expands into valuable historical discussions of all kinds of topics related to brewing -- early brewery equipment, the cooperage industry, early brewing styles, saloons, malthouses, and much more. Features hundreds of photos and illustrations. Also includes some information on brewery sites in New Albany and Jefferson, Indiana. Just a great all-around brewing history book.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Complete list of the Louisville, New Albany, and Jefferson Brewery Sites
Map of the Louisville, New Albany, and Jefferson Brewery Sites
Outline of the History of the Brewing Industry in Louisville
Brewery Working Conditions
Malting and Malthouses
Coopers, Cooperage and Draft Beer
Early Beer Bottles
Early Bottling Equipment
About the Beer
Some Early Brewhouse Equipment
Common Beer Breweries
The Economics of Common Beer
History of the Individual Brewery Sites of Louisville, Kentucky
Brewery Sites in Shippingport
Brewery Sites in New Albany and Jeffersonville, Indiana
Louisville Bottlers, Dealers, and Agents (Pre-Prohibition)
Rushing the Growler
Indiana Bottlers, Dealers and Agents