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THE DRINK THAT MADE WISCONSIN FAMOUS launch event at Leinenkugel's with Doug Hoverson

When Sep 11, 2019
from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Leinenkugel's, 124 E Elm St., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
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The Drink That Made Wisconsin Famous (Doug Hoverson)Doug Hoverson will be at Leinenkugel's on Wednesday, September 11 at 5:00 p.m. for the launch 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

"The Drink That Made Wisconsin Famous is a sweeping overview of the entire history of Wisconsin’s breweries, from the pioneer era to today’s craft brewing phenomenon. Doug Hoverson’s wide-ranging, in-depth research allows him to weave together the varied forces that shaped the industry and delve into the individual companies that marked its development over time, both in Wisconsin and across the country." —Susan Appel, Illinois State University