Jim Draeger is an architectural historian and former State Historic Preservation Officer at the Wisconsin Historical Society with more than twenty-five years of historic preservation experience. From roadside architecture to Northwoods resorts, Draeger celebrates the importance of ordinary buildings to our daily lives through his research, writing, and lectures. His FACTalk, one of a series this Fall, is about his book, Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars & Breweries. It celebrates Wisconsin's taverns and the breweries that fueled them. Beginning with inns and saloons, the book explores the rise of taverns and breweries, the effects of temperance and Prohibition, and attitudes about gender, ethnicity, and morality. It traces the development of the megabreweries, dominance of the giants, and the emergence of microbreweries. Contemporary photographs of unusual and distinctive bars and breweries of all eras, historical photos, postcards, advertisements, and breweriana illustrate the story of how Wisconsin came to dominate brewing and the place that bars -- and beer -- hold in our social and cultural history.
Jim Draeger, Bottoms Up: A Toast to W...
Date and Time
Wednesday Oct 6, 2021
Fort Atkinson Club
211 S Water St E