The Story Behind Wisconsin’s First Black Brewery

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Heard On The Morning Show
Peoples Beer: Black Capitalism, Green Money hosted by Chicago Brewseum.
Beer historian John Harry and breweriana collector Craig Crosby participated in a Facebook Live conversation hosted by Chicago Brewseum on June 23, 2020. Screenshot from Facebook

In 1970, a group of Black businessmen purchased Peoples Brewing Co. in a city with only 103 Black residents. We explore the legacy of the establishment with a beer historian and son of one of the founders.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • L. Malik Anderson Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • John Harry Guest
  • Craig Crosby Guest

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