Term: brewing industry in Wisconsin
German immigrants brought a heritage of beer making to Wisconsin, and brewing rapidly became an important state industry. Wisconsin boasted nearly 160 breweries by the Civil War. Milwaukee earned a reputation as "the beer capital of the world," the home of such prominent companies as Miller, Pabst, and Schlitz. Today, the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team pays homage to the local brewing tradition. View more information elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org.
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View related articles about beer at Wisconsin Magazine of History Archives.
[Source: Turning Points in Wisconsin History]