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Review of The Drink That Made Wisconsin Famous by Doug Hoverson

From grain to glass—a complete illustrated history of brewing and breweries in the state more famous for beer than any other

Seeing it months and months ago in the University of Minnesota Press catalog, I just knew that Doug Hoverson's "The Drink That Made Wisconsin Famous: Beer and Brewing in the Badger State" would be worth checking out.

The Minnesota-based Hoverson is the author of "Land of Amber Waters: The History of Brewing in Minnesota," published in 2007, and if that was any hint, then his new book, which he spent more than a decade researching and writing, was bound to be notable.

Then, the advance reading copy landed on my desk in June with a thud and I realized I had no idea just how amazing Hoverson's work would be. Seeing a finished copy in full color only further enhanced that sense.


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