"Minnesota's Craft Brewing Roots" event at Wooden Hill Brewing Co. with Edina Historical Society and Doug Hoverson

Doug Hoverson, author of THE DRINK THAT MADE WISCONSIN FAMOUS and THE LAND OF AMBER WATERS, will join Wooden Hill Brewing Co. for a history presentation, "Minnesota's Craft Brewing Roots," on Thursday, June 9.
When Jun 09, 2022
from 18:30 PM to 20:30 PM
Where Wooden Hill Brewing Company, 7421 Bush Lake Road, Edina, MN
Add event to calendar iCal

Cheers! From fine lagers to wicked ales—the complete history of brewing in Minnesota told here for the first timeFrom grain to glass—a complete illustrated history of brewing and breweries in the state more famous for beer than any other

Doug Hoverson, author of The Land of Amber Waters: The History of Brewing in Minnesota and The Drink that Made Wisconsin Famous: Beer and Brewing in the Badger State, will join the Edina Historical Society at Wooden Hill Brewing Co. for a history presentation on Thursday, June 9 at 6:30 pm. 

Purchase your ticket ($8 for EHS members, $10 for non-members) here. 

Starting with its first brewery in 1849, Doug Hoverson tells the story of Minnesota’s beer industry from the small-town breweries that gave way to larger companies with regional and national prominence to the vibrant beer culture of today. Complete with a comprehensive list of Minnesota’s breweries—including many never before listed in print—and more than 300 tempting illustrations of beer and breweriana, Land of Amber Waters marvelously chronicles Minnesota’s rich brewing traditions.

"A heartfelt paean to the pioneering breweries of the Midwest, packed with details and excellent photos. Land of Amber Waters is sure to delight anyone interested in the storied history of American brewing." —Garrett Oliver, brewmaster of The Brooklyn Brewery and author of The Brewmaster’s Table

"Minnesota’s proud and extraordinary beer and brewing history comes alive in Land of Amber Waters. Thoroughly written and researched it evokes not only nostalgia, but also a powerful thirst. Whether you are a beer geek, a history buff, or simply sipping a beer, you’ll find a worthy companion with Land of Amber Waters." —Charlie Papazian, author of The Complete Joy of Homebrewing

"Every state should be so lucky as to have a history of local beers as lavish and immensely researched as Land of Amber Waters. Hoverson has an amazing appetite for Minnesota brews, and his affection for breweriana is clear on every page. You don’t have to be a fan of barley pop to appreciate the beautifully illustrated history." —Rochester Post-Bulletin

University of Minnesota Press Podcast

More than two dozen essays of Indigenous resistance to the privatization and allotment of Indigenous lands

Allotment Stories: Daniel Heath Justice and Jean M. O'Brien.

A fascinating and unprecedented ethnography of animal sanctuaries in the United States

Saving AnimalsElan Abrell and Kathryn (Katie) Gillespie on sanctuary, care, ethics.

How popular debates about the so-called digital generation mediate anxieties about labor and life in twenty-first-century America

Making creative laborers for a precarious economy: Josef Nguyen, Carly Kocurek, and Patrick LeMieux.



Browse our Fall/Winter 2022-23 catalog for exciting forthcoming books!

Viewing options:

Web collection

PDF (with accessibility features)