Tuesday, April 5, 2016

History Happy Hour at Oblio’s

Folks from the Wisconsin Historical Society are tromping around Oshkosh this week sharing stories and lore concerning the history of Wisconsin. You can find the full calendar of events HERE, but there’s one in particular that’ll be of interest to the beer-minded among us (which is pretty much all of us).

Thursday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. author Jim Draeger of the WHS will be at Oblio’s for a history happy hour. Draeger, the author of Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars and Breweries, will talk Wisconsin tavern history and have signed copies of his book on hand.

There will also be displays of Oshkosh and Wisconsin brewery memorabilia from the collections of three local collectors. Some of this stuff is truly amazing.

To round things out, I’ll be giving away free samples of my homebrewed clone of pre-Prohibition Schlitz. The recipe for this beer is something I’ve been working on for a while. I finally managed to find the missing pieces in a couple of old brewery trade publications this past winter.

The last time this beer was poured in what is now Oblio’s, was about 100 years ago when the place was owned by Schlitz and called the Schlitz Beer Hall. How’s that for history! Hope to see you there...

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