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Milwaukee on Tap: How We Became the Beer Capital of the World
Good water, abundant ice, and a huge German population made Milwaukee a logical center of the brewing trade. Within a single generation, the city housed some of the largest brewers in America. Although beer was its most important product for only one year—1890—the “amber nectar” shaped Milwaukee’s character and cemented its image in the national consciousness. Join me for a lively look back at the beverage that made Milwaukee famous in a free program sponsored by the Grafton Historical Society.