Brewing history in the Land of Amber Waters

By Erin Dennis
Business @ the U of M

Hoverson_Land coverWhy were the earliest commercial beers brewed in Minnesota lagers instead of ales?

Doug Hoverson, who wrote the book on beer in Minnesota (literally), could answer that question and many more, ideally over a pint at a neighborhood brewpub. A Minnesota native and history teacher, Hoverson developed an early appreciation for local beer, back when local meant the Schmidt that his dad drank instead of the Molson Export (from Canada) that his uncle brought home for Christmas.

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