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Milwaukee Event Toasts 'Bottoms Up' Book


Bryant's Cocktail Lounge, one of the 70 bars and breweries featured in "Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars & Breweries" by Jim Draeger and Mark Speltz

Celebrate Wisconsin's rich tavern and brewery culture at a special Milwaukee County Historical Society toast to the county's historic bars and breweries from 1 to 4 pm Saturday, October 20, at the society's 910 North Old World Third Street location in Milwaukee. The event is presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, publisher of 'Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars & Breweries' by Jim Draeger and Mark Speltz. Both authors will be on hand to talk about and sign copies of the book that celebrates Wisconsin's taverns and the breweries that fueled them. The book features 70 unique and historical saloons, bars, taverns and breweries that best illustrate Wisconsin's well-known bar culture and brewing history (see map).

Lots of Other Reasons to Attend

The cover of "Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars and Breweries"
The museum event will also feature a sneak preview of the complementary Wisconsin Public Television documentary, 'Bottoms Up,' which will air statewide November 12. Other activities include a craft beer tasting hosted by Point Brewery, a cocktail demonstration by the staff of Bryant's Cocktail Lounge (one of the bars featured in "Bottoms Up"), open euchre card game, "shake of the day" and snacks. Carl Corey, whose pictures grace the Wisconsin Historical Society Press book, 'Tavern League: Portraits of Wisconsin Bars,' will be on hand to sign copies of his book as well. The museum will also showcase its display of vintage Miller High Life advertisements and other brewery items. With the help of Wisconsin Historical Society Press and Yelp Milwaukee, the museum will also distribute "Bottoms Up" passports that showcase the featured bars and breweries from the local area.

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:: Posted October 15, 2012

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