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THE DRINK THAT MADE WISCONSIN FAMOUS event at Magers & Quinn Booksellers with Doug Hoverson

When Dec 08, 2019
from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55408
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The Drink That Made Wisconsin Famous (Doug Hoverson)Doug Hoverson will be at Magers & Quinn Booksellers on Sunday, December 8 at 1:00 p.m. for a holiday signing of his new book, The Drink That Made Wisconsin Famous: Beer and Brewing in the Badger State.


From the global breweries that developed in Milwaukee in the 1870s to the “wildcat” breweries of Prohibition and the upstart craft brewers of today, Doug Hoverson tells the stories of Wisconsin’s rich brewing history. Going beyond the giants like Miller, Schlitz, and Pabst that loom large in the state’s brewing renown, Hoverson delves into the stories of the hundreds of small breweries started by immigrants and entrepreneurs that delivered Wisconsin’s beer from grain to glass.


"This beautiful book is to Wisconsin what Doug Hoverson’s Land of Amber Waters is to Minnesota: the state’s definitive history of beer and breweries, a highly readable, exhaustively researched work that is as fun as it is informative. What a story!" —Kevin Revolinski, author of Wisconsin’s Best Beer Guide


"Anyone following contemporary craft beer in Wisconsin will appreciate the historical value of The Drink That Made Wisconsin Famous. That IPA in your hand owes a lot to the brewers of the past, and Doug Hoverson’s profound research and lively storytelling puts the state’s proud and sometimes scandalous heritage into context." —Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel beer writer and author of Beer Lover’s Wisconsin