Date(s) - Thursday, September 24
Doug Hoverson is the author of Land of Amber Waters, the History of Brewing in Minnesota. Amber Waters won the 2008 Minnesota Book Award in the Minnesota category. He is an award-winning homebrewer and a national rank beer judge. His current project is a similar (but larger) book on the brewing history of Wisconsin. Aside from his beer-related pursuits, Doug teaches history and political science at Saint Thomas Academy HS in Mendota Heights, where he also coaches track and debate. He and his family live in South Minneapolis.
Book: Land of Amber Waters
Nearly ten years in the making, Land of Amber Waters covers the history of Minnesota’s brewers and breweries, starting in the territorial period and continuing up to the beginning of the most recent wave of craft brewery openings. Amber Waters tells the story of the beers, the men (and a few women) who produced them, and how beer and brewing changed Minnesota’s economy and culture. More than 300 illustrations depict breweries old and new, the tools of the brewing process, and the bottles, cans and other items which brought the brands to public attention and helped establish them in the bars and home refrigerators of the state.
This talk will be:
“Highway 14 Revisited: Mankato breweries and their rivals”
This talk will give a brief overview of Mankato’s breweries, and look at their place in the overall picture of Minnesota Brewing.