Our Visit to the Pabst Brewery Hotel

The city of Milwaukee always has historical destinations luring me into them. My father-in-law, Dan, always finds super-sweet places to show me when we come to visit. I am absolutely fascinated by Milwaukee's brewing history, and The Brewhouse Inn and Suites keeps that history alive. Molly, mom & dad-in-law, and I made a trip over… Continue reading Our Visit to the Pabst Brewery Hotel


National Beer Day!

Today is National Beer Day celebrating 80 years since the end of an awful beer dry spell.  Franklin D. Roosevelt came into office in 1933 trying to break the Great Depression that gripped the nation. FDR pushed through congress and signed the Beer & Wine Revenue Act that made alcohol under 3.2% potency legal. Why did FDR want liquor to flow freely… Continue reading National Beer Day!


An Oshkosh Legend Returns

If you find yourself doing nothing on September 22, 2012, I suggest you get over to the Fox River Brewery/Fratellos in Oshkosh for this book signing & beer tasting event. Not only will you be able to buy a book detailing the history of Oshkosh’s breweries, but you will get to taste a beer that shares the city’s… Continue reading An Oshkosh Legend Returns

Breweries, History

The Day Beer Returned to Milwaukee

Imagine a Unites States where beer and liquor are illegal. Your favorite brewery has been forced to close down or switch to making sodas, chocolates or other products. The only hard liquor you could wet your whistle with was made in a homemade still and you had to go into a secret bar called a speakeasy to… Continue reading The Day Beer Returned to Milwaukee


The Peoples Brewing Company: America’s First Black Owned Brewery

In one of my earlier posts I talked about the Oshkosh Brewing Company, but there was another great brewery in my college town that last a few years longer than Oshkosh Brewing Company. The Peoples Brewing Company made history when it became the first brewery in the country to be owned by a Black man, an… Continue reading The Peoples Brewing Company: America’s First Black Owned Brewery