Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press, 1992.
Soft Cover, 252 pages, 7 x 10.
This is the cornerstone work on brewing in Wisconsin. A superbly-executed book on the state's rich brewery history with special emphasis on the Milwaukee giants. Includes complete histories of Pabst, Miller, Schlitz, Blatz, Heileman, and others. But also provides good detail on many of the smaller Wisconsin breweries, defunct and otherwise. Great photos throughout, and a multi-page color section.
From the dust jacket:
Wisconsin license plates hail the state as "America's Dairyland." It would be equally appropriate if the plates read "America's Beer Garden," because Wisconsin and beer-brewing are virtually synonymous. The state has given this country more of its most prominent national brands - Miller, Blatz, Schlitz, and Pabst, to name but a few - than any other region. But within Wisconsin, beer-making has been a thriving industry as well, from cottage size to colossus, and it would be a brave person who would start a tavern argument in favor of, say, Garten Brau, knowing that loyal defenders of Point or Huber, Leinenkugel's or Chippewa Pride, Rhinelander or Miller, were all around. Indeed, there have probably been more beers born in Wisconsin than whiskies in Scotland. This book is their story.
It is the story first of the European immigrants who brought master brewing skills to the frontier in the early nineteenth century and of the origin and growth of the modern industrial giants. Between 1840 and 1960 Wisconsin saw a rich history of growth (and decline), of technological innovation, of the emergence of parallel industries from agriculture to advertising, of movements such as Prohibition and the Anti-Saloon League, of the struggle between the independents and the conglomerates, and of colorful personalities in Wisconsin's history who enlivened the scene: Joseph Huber, Valentine Blatz, the Miller and Pabst families, and all the others. All are brought vividly to life in these pages.
Foremost, however, this is a Wisconsin story: tiny rural communities that became brewing metropolises, pioneers who built fortunes and traditions that are part of Wisconsin culture to this day, the evolution of the taverns, the growing appreciation of the brewery buildings themselves as period artifact and art form, and the consumers whose thirst for beer made the whole story possible.
Beautifully illustrated throughout, with a sixteen-page full-color portfolio of the wonderful promotional art unique to beer, Breweries of Wisconsin also includes a list of nearly every brewery and beer in the state's history and quiz items to heighten your enjoyment (or start good-natured arguments!). If you're from Wisconsin (or not), if you're a connoisseur or a collector of beer memorabilia, or if you just want to know the real story behind that mug in your hand, this book's for you!
Abstinence "Accelerated batch fermentation" Eugene Achatz Samuel Adams Advertising Ahnapee Brewery Alcohol Alcoholic content John Alden Ale Algoma, brewery in Aluminum American Brewing Company American Can Company American Temperance Society Anheuser-Busch Antigo Brewing Company The Anti-Prohibition Manual Anti-Saloon League Appleton, brewery in Appleton Brewing Company Appleton Brewing and Malting Company Herman Apps John Arnold Associated Brewing Company Augsburger beer
Babylon, beer in August E. Backus Bad beer Badger Prohibitionist Steven Baier Bangor, brewery in Baraboo, brewery in Barley Barrels Bavarian Beer Purity Law of 1561 William E Baxter Beaumont Hops House Beaver Dam Brewery Paul Bechtner Edward Becker Beer garden Bellevue Brewery Anthony Benezet Berghoff-Huber Brewing Company Jacob von Bergzabern Berlin Brewing Company Berliner beer Berlin Weiss Brewing Company Charles Best Jacob Best Jacob Best Jr. Jacob Best Sr. Lorenz Best Maria Best Phillip Best Best and Company Brewery Best Brewery Philip Best Brewing Company Bethesda Brewery Bever Anton Beyer Bier Henry Bierbauer Black and Tan Black River Falls Brewery Henry W. Blair Valentine Blatz Blatz Brewing Company (Val Blatz Brewery) Bleser Brewing Company Blitz-Weinhard Brewery Adrian Block Jack Blocker Harold Bloomquist George L. Blum Blumer Brewing Company Bock beer George "Tuff" Boeder Belle Cushman Bohn Bond Corporation of Australia Boscobel Brewing Company Bottles, bottling Fred Brand John Braun Thomas Bray Mathais Breckheimer Breckheimer Brewery Jacob Breunig John Breunig Breunig Brewery Brewery tours Brewing process Brewmaster Brewmaster's Pub, Restaurant and Brewery British Hollow, brewery in J.C. Brodesser Brooklyn Brewery Paul B. Brown Peter Bub Brewery James Buck Budweiser beer August Buehler John Buhrow J. Harold Bumby Burlington Brewing Company August A. Busch III Consul Willshire Butterfield
J.R. Caldwell Campale Brands Cans, beer in Capital Brewery Carbon dioxide Carling Brewing Company Carling National Brewers Dan Carlsson Glenna Carter Casks Caves, beer stored in Cecil Brewery Cedarburg, brewery in Cedarburg Brewing Company Centennial Exposition (1876) Charitable/community contributions Cherryland Brewery Pub Chicago Chicago Tribune Chief Oshkosh beer China, beer in Chippewa Falls, brewery in Toby Christensen Hans Christiansen Citizens Brewing Company City Brewery (of La Crosse) City Brewery (of Milwaukee) Russell Cleary Closings, of breweries Thomas Cochran Cold filtration system James D. Colledge Columbian Exposition (1893) Columbus, brewery in Consumers Digest. Consumer Reports Cooker mash Coopers Coors Corn, as ingredient in beer Jesse Cottingham Cullen-Harrison Bill
Dakota beer Henry Danner John Davis Dells Brewery Denmark Brewing Company Alan Dikty Dodgeville, brewery in Dortmund beer Henry Downer Draft beer Dry beer Dry towns Henry J. Duhler Duluth Brewing and Malting Company Henry Dunster
Eagle Brewery Eagle Premium Pilsner Nathaniel Eaton Eau Claire, brewery in Carl Ebner Ebner Brewing Company Christopher Eckstein Ferdinand Effinger Effinger Brewery Egypt, brewing in Estelle Ehlert George Ehret Eighteenth Amendment Einbeck beer Electric City Brewing Company Elk Grove, brewery in Ellsworth Brewing Company Emmer Empire Brewery Larry Engelmann England (brewing in, hops grown in) Henry Epstein Sr. Epstein Brothers Brewery Timothy Ericson Adam Eulberg Louis Eulberg Peter Eulberg Eulberg Brewing Company
Falls City Brewing Company Farmers Brewing Company Farmington Brewery Franklin B. Farvour Henry Fauerbach Karl F. Fauerbach Louis Fauerbach Peter Fauerbach Fauerbach Brewing Company Nic Feldhausen Fermentation John H. Figi Jr. Figi Brewing Company Diane Filipowicz Fillmore, brewery in G. Fine Fort Atkinson, brewery in Fort Winnebago Brewery Fountain City Brewing Company (Fountain Brewery) Peter Fox Brewing Company Fox Head Brewery Fox Lake Brewery Benjamin Franklin William Franzen's Northern Glass Company Rasmus Fredrickson August Fuermann
General Beer General Brewing Corporation Germans (as beer makers, Prohibition linked to sentiment against) Germantown, brewery in Adam Gettelman Frederick W. Gettelman Thomas Gettelman Gettelman Brewing Company Geyser Peak Winery David Gipfel Gipfel Union Brewery Girl in the Moon John Glatz and Son Brewery Gluek Brewing Company Phillip Goerres Cooperage Company Balthasar Goetter W.R. Grace Company Grain Belt Breweries Grains, in brewing Grand Rapids Brewing Company Great American Beer Festival (1985) Green Bay, brewery in Green beer Gruit beer John Gund John Gund Brewing Company Gutsch Brewing Company
Haas Brewing Company Carl Haertel Haertel Brewery Francis Henry Hagemeister Hagemeister Brewing Company Gabriel Hail Gabriel Hail Brewery Hamms Louis Hartl Harvard College, brewery of Joseph Hausmann Hausmann Brewing Company Hazy beer Michael J. Healy Frederick Heck John Heff Rudolph Heger Heger Malting and Brewing Company Gottlieb Heileman G. Heileman Brewing Company Heineken lager L.A. Henning Henry III Ed Hess Frank J. Hess Frank J. Hess and Sons Cooperage Hibernia Brewing, Ltd. Otto A. Hilgermann Hillsboro Brewing Company August Hochgreve Chris Hochgreve Hochgreve Brewing Company Home-brewing Hop beer Hop cones Hop houses Hopped ale Hops August Horn Horn and Schwalm Brewery Charles Hottelmann Fred Huber Joseph Huber Joseph Huber Brewing Company Hudepohl Brewing Company Joseph Hussa Joseph Hussa Brewing Company George Hutter Hutter Brewing Company Hydrometer
IBT Ice, need for Independent Milwaukee Brewery Independent Order of Good Templars India, beer in Scott Ingwell Internal Revenue Service International Stock Exposition (1904)
Irwin Jacobs Ed Janus Jefferson, brewery in Thomas Jefferson Jefferson Brewing and Malting Company Sam Jensen Jerusalem artichoke, beer from Phillip Jung William G. Jung Brewing Company Justice Department, on brewery buy-outs
Paul Kalmanovitz Kaukauna, brewery in Kegs, beer sold in Kenosha, brewery in Kenosha Brewing Company Kewaunee, brewery in Kingsbury Breweries Company Albert Kirchner James Kirchner Albert Kirchstein Kitzinger Cooperage Company Charles Klein Ernst C. Klinkert Brewery Henry Knapstein Mathias Knapstein Theodore Knapstein William H. Knapstein William M. Knapstein Knapstein Brewing Company John Knipschilt G.H. Koenig Calvin Korfmann Ludwig Korfmann Stephen J. Korris Kraeusening Margaret Krohn August Krug Gustav Kuenzel Lorenz Kuenzel Kuenzel Brewery Charles Kulnick Roy E. Kumm George Kunz Company Kunz and Bleser Brewing Company John Kurth and Company
Robert Laatsch Labels, as art La Crosse, brewery in La Crosse Breweries La Crosse Refining Company Lager Lake Brewery Lakeside Brewery Lamira, brewery in Joseph Langer Joseph Lechner Henry Leinenkugel J. William Leinenkugel Jacob Leinenkugel Joseph Leinenkugel Matthias Leinenkugel Thomas Leinenkugel Jacob Leinenkugel Brewery Gottlieb Leuenberger and Company Light beer "Lightning Stopper" Anton Link Liquor Lithium salts Alfred P. Loether Lone Star Brewing Company Low-calorie beer Lowenbrau Loyalty, to brands/breweries Lupulin Andrew Lutz Jacob Lutz
Dorothy G. McCarthy Anton Mach Theodore Mack Henry Macke Henry Macke Brewery Daniel F. McKeithan Jr. Madison, brewery in Gottlieb Maier Malt Malt beer Malt bread Malting Malt liquor Maltose Malt syrups Malt tonic Manitowoc, brewery in Marathon City Brewery Marketing Marshfield Brewing Company George Martin Groucho Marx Mashing Massachusetts Bay Company Frank Mathie Mathie Brewing Company Mathie-Ruder Brewing Company Michael Matucheski Paul Mayer Mayflower Mayville Brewing Company Medicinal powers (of beer, of hops) Jacob Melchoir Melchoir Brewery Melms Brewery Menasha, brewery in Menasha Brewing Company Menomonee Brewery Menomonee Valley Brewery Mequon, brewery in Charles Michel John Michel C. & J. Michel Brewery Micro-breweries Middleton, brewery in Frederick Miller John Miller Miller Brewing Company Simeon Mills Milwaukee Milwaukee Brewery Milwaukee Cooperage Company Milwaukee-Germantown Brewery Milwaukee Sentinel Mineral Point, brewery in Mineral Springs Brewing Company Peter Minuit Minuit Brewery Mishicot Brewing Company Molasses, beer from Monarch Brewery of Chicago Monasteries, brewing in Monroe, brewery in Monroe Brewery Jacob Moritz Philip Morris Corporation Inc. MTX Charles E. Mueller Edward Frederick Mueller Edward R. Mueller Richard Mueller Mueller Brewing Company Muench Brewing Company Conrad Muntzenberger Murphy Products Company Jacob Muth
National Association of Distiller and Wholesale Dealers National Prohibition party Near beer Robert Nesbit Netherlands (breweries in, hops in) Joseph Neugent New Brewer Newburg, brewery in New Glarus Brewing Company New Lisbon Brewery New London, brewery in New York City, brewery in New York state, hops grown in New York Times Nicolai Brewery Non-alcoholic beer Northern Brewing Company North Lake Brewery
Jacob Obermann Jacob Obermann Brewery Oconto Brewing Company Ulrich Oderbolz Oderbolz Brewing Company Oertel Brewing Company Olde English 800 Malt Liquor Old Port Brewing Company Old Style beer Old Style lager Don Oleson Olympia Brewing Company One Hundred Years of Brewing Chief Oshkosh Oshkosh Brewing Company Oshkosh Cooperage Company Richard Owens Owens' Brewery
Captain Frederick Pabst Fred Pabst Jr. Gustav Pabst Pabst Brewing Company "Pabst Half-Hour" Pabst Theater Pabst Wonder Process Cheese Louis Pahl Pasteurization Patent medicines, alcoholic content of William Pawlett Frank Penman William Penn People's Brewing Company Emil Perplies Pheasant Branch Brewery Philadelphia, as brewing center John Phillips Phoenix Brewing Company; Pilsen Brewing Company Pilsner Pittsburgh Brewing Company Plank Road Brewery Platteville Brewery Plymouth Brewing Company Bob Pohl Point Special beer Ponies Portage, brewery in Porter Port Washington, brewery in Port Washington Brewing Company Potato beer Potosi Brewing Company Premier Malt Products Company Princeton Brewing Company Prohibition Prohibition National Committee Lewis Protheroe Pub brewery Pumpkin beer
Charles de Quillfeldt
Henry Rablin Racine, brewery in Radio, advertising on David Radzanowski Edward Ragatz Henry Rahr William Rahr William Rahr and Sons Brewery Rahr Green Bay Brewing Company Rainier Brewing Company Random Lake, brewery in Ray Rauch Reedsburg Brewery Refrigeration Regenfuss Brewing Company Herman Reuthlisberger Revolutionary War, beer rations in Rhinelander Brewing Company Rice, as ingredient in beer Rice Lake Brewing Company Rice Lake City Brewery Richland Center, wet/dry issue in Paul Rimstead Henry Ring Sr. Leander Ringle Ripon Brewery Ripon City Brewery River Falls, wet/dry issue in River Falls Journal James D. Robertson Rockdale Brewery F.D. Roosevelt Mike Royko George Ruder George Ruder Brewing Company Howard J. Ruff Benjamin Rush
St. Louis, as brewing center Saloons S and P Company Sauk City Brewery Emil Schandein Fred Scheer Emil P. Scheibe Scheibe and Schneider Brewery Joseph Schlitz Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company C. Schmidt and Sons Nicholas Schmidt Steven Schmidt Albert Schneider Norman Schneider Schronbrunn Brewing Company Adam Schumacher Schumacher Brewing Company Louis Schunk Robert Schwalbach Brewery Lenhardt Schwalm Bernard Schwartz George Schweickhart Reynold Scot Seibel Brewing Institute Frank Sellinger Shawano, brewery in Sheboygan, brewery in Felix "Phil" Shibilski Kenneth Shibilski Ship's beer Shullsburg Brewery August Sindermann Franz Sindermann Slinger, brewery in Small beer John B. Smith William F. Smith William F. Smith Jr. Henry Sommermyer Sons of Temperance Sparging Spencer, brewery in Adam Sprecher Sprecher Brewing Company Spring Brewery Spruce beer Staats Brewery Star Brewery Star Brewing Company George Stevens Stevens Point Beverage Company Stevens Point Journal Charles Stolper Cooperage Company Henry Stoltz Storck Products Company Stout Stroh Brewing Company Strong beer George Stuhlfauth Oscar Stuhlfauth Sturgeon Bay, brewery in Superior, brewery in
Tannenbaum beer Taste Taverns Taxes, on beer Television, advertising on Temperance movement Theresa, brewery in Tommy Thompson Three point two beer Trade secrets Trempealeau, brewery in Two Rivers, brewery in Two Rivers Beverage Company
Alfred Uihlein August Uihlein Edward C. Uihlein Henry Uihlein Robert Uihlein Uihlein Hall United States Brewers' Association University of Wisconsin, beer at Upward infusion process
Van Dyke Brewing Company Volstead Act Von Stiehl Winery
John Wagner Frank Wahle Charles Walter Christian Walter Edgar Walter George M. Walter Jake Walter John Walter Johannes Walter Martin Walter Steven Walter John Walter Brewing Company War Production Board George Washington Washington state, hops grown in Water, purity of Water Street Brewery Watertown, brewery in Waukesha, brewery in Waukesha Imperial Spring Brewing Company Wausau, brewery in Wautoma, local prohibition in Stephen F. Weber G. Weber Brewing Company Weber Waukesha Brewing Company Weiss beer Carl August Weist R. Craig Werle West Bend Lithia Brewing Company White water Brewing Company Wiedemann Brewing Company Wild Rose, wet/dry issue in William and Mary College, brewery of Wisconsin (Prohibition in, temperance movement in, water in) "Wisconsin Idea" Wisconsin Rapids, brewery in Wittemann carbon dioxide recovery system John Wittman Wittman Brewery Woman's Christian Temperance Union Woodenware Company World's Columbian Exposition (1893) World's Fair (1878, Paris) World's Fair (1904, St. Louis) World War II Wort Wrigley Field Wurzberger
John Zappa Louis Ziegler Louis Ziegler Brewing Company Franz Zimmerman Brewery