Jerry Janiszewski will present “The History of Brewing in Wisconsin” as the Door County Historical Society’s monthly dinner program Oct. 21, 6 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church.
He’ll discuss how 19th-century European immigrants used their farming and brewing skills to build frontier farm breweries, how Wisconsin’s environment helped to make it a brewing powerhouse and created its beer barons, and how prohibition affected local breweries.
Janiszewski volunteers at Old World Wisconsin during the summer, providing brewing demonstrations from the 1860s. He’s also the vice president of the American Breweriana Association and a former docent at the Pabst Mansion in Milwaukee.
The cost of $22 per member and $25 per guest includes a dinner of Swiss steak, salad with apples and maple vinaigrette, Jell-O, mashed potatoes and gravy, braised red cabbage, rolls and butter, bread pudding with citrus sauce, and beverages. Reserve your spot by the Oct. 14 deadline by sending payment to the Door County Historical Society, P.O. Box 71, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235. Space is limited. To learn more, call 920.421.2332 or email [email protected]