A History of Beer Gardens


The process of researching beer gardens was a winding road that kept leading back to Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Historical Society has a great archive to find primary and secondary sources about all things beer. From their website I was able to start tracking down sources through the Library of Congress. I found a great deal of media on both sites and this project relied hevily on these images. I found a blog from the Atlantic that further guided my research on the history of beer gardens. The remaining research was very basic historical research on anti-German sentiment, temperance, and prohibition.

A Brief History of Beer Gardens. http://thedrinknation.com/articles/read/7000-A-Brief-History-of-Beer-Gardens#

Ogle, Maureen. Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer. Harcourt Books. Orlando, FL. 2006

Smith, Gregg. Beer in America: The Early Years-1587-1840. Siris Books. Boulder, CO . 1998

Okrent, Daniel. Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. Scribner. New York, NY. 2010

Barr, Andrew. Drink: A Social History of America. Carroll and Graf Publishers Inc. New York, NY. 1999

Apps, Jerry. Breweries of Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin Press. Madison, WI. 1992

Leary, James P. Wisconsin folklore. Madison, Wis. University of Wisconsin Press, 1998

Sopher, Phillip. History of Beer Gardens in Bavaria.  The Atlantic.

Milwaukee Journal. Birth of Milwaukee's Brewing Industry is Interesting Story. 3-19-1916 http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Content.aspx?dsNav=N:4294963828-4294963788&dsRecordDetails=R:BA8890

BeerHistory.com http://www.beerhistory.com/library/holdings/beerbarons.shtml

Rocky Mountain Sun. 12/6/1890 

Images provided by:
The Wisconsin Historical Society
Library of Congress
The University of Oregon

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