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Historical Essay

When Beer Was Almost Illegal

A Popular Speaker Sways Opinion

Discover the connection between P.T. Barnum and the 1853 statewide referendum on liquor sales.

Historical Essay

Beer in Wisconsin

Brief explanation of the history of beer and breweries in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Prohibition

Brief history of Prohibition in Wisconsin.

Brief history of the brewing tradition in Wisconsin.

Read the story of Madison's first and most beloved drunkard, Pinneo.
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