From the global breweries that developed in Milwaukee in the 1870s to the “wildcat” breweries of Prohibition and the upstart craft brewers of today, Doug Hoverson tells the stories of Wisconsin’s rich brewing history in his book, “The Drink that made Wisconsin famous – beer and brewing in the Badger state”. Going beyond the giants like Miller, Schlitz, and Pabst, Hoverson delves into the stories of the hundreds of small breweries started by immigrants and entrepreneurs that delivered Wisconsin’s beer from grain to glass. Hoverson discusses his research and what was the most surprising…. sabotage!
And now for something a little different. Corey and Ira delve into the world of cheese with CannonBelles Cheese from Cannon Falls. Hear how the three women behind the operation started the business, what products offer and what lies ahead for them. Oh, and there is beer! Tilion Brewing Company graciously hosted this recording and we pair the cheese with delicious Tilion beer to see what works well together.
Corey and Ira pay a visit to Shakopee Brewhall to catch up with the group and to cap off a week-long extravaganza of beer releases. Hear about each of the beers, how the brewery is doing through its first full year and what to expect from the group this summer.