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Start Date: 1/19/2013
End Date: 1/19/2013
Event Times: 2–6 pm

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E-mail: aec@

Phone: 608-267-3976

'Bottoms Up' at Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest

"Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars & Breweries" 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. The book features 70 taverns and breweries from around the state.

Co-author Jim Draeger will be at the Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest to sign copies of the book at the Wisconsin Historical Society Press booth.

Jim Draeger is an architectural historian and deputy state historic preservation officer at the Wisconsin Historical Society with more than 25 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.

Ticket Info: $40 in advance at or $45 at the door

Venue: Alliant Energy Center

Address: 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way

City: Madison

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