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Title:
Buffalo beer : the history of brewing in the Nickel City
Author:
Rizzo, Michael F., author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Charleston, SC : American Palate, 2015.
Physical Description:
221 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
"Buffalo's appreciation for a frosty pint stretches back more than a century before anyone enjoyed a cold one with a basket of wings. By the middle of the 1800s, the industrial hub counted malt and beer among its most vital and satisfying products. Operations like Simon Pure Beer, Iroquois Beverage and the Magnus Beck Brewing Company brought Buffalo s world-class ales to the rest of the country. Prohibition saw a thriving business in black market hooch, though it all but killed the city s historic breweries. A few survivors struggled to recover. Today, a new batch of breweries like Community Beer Works and Big Ditch Brewing Company are crafting a beer revolution in the Queen City. Historian Michael Rizzo and brewer Ethan Cox explore the sudsy story of Buffalo beer."--back cover.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781626196377
Format :
Book

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Buffalo's appreciation for a frosty pint stretches back more than a century before anyone enjoyed a cold one with a basket of wings. By the middle of the 1800s, the industrial hub counted malt and beer among its most vital and satisfying products. Operations like Simon Pure Beer, Iroquois Beverage and the Magnus Beck Brewing Company brought Buffalo's world-class ales to the rest of the country. Prohibition saw a thriving business in black market hooch, though it all but killed the city's historic breweries. A few survivors struggled to recover. Today, a new batch of breweries like Community Beer Works and Big Ditch Brewing Company are crafting a beer revolution in the Queen City. Historian Michael Rizzo and brewer Ethan Cox explore the sudsy story of Buffalo beer.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. 9
1 "The World's Favorite Beverage"p. 13
2 In the Beginningp. 17
3 The Erie Canalp. 19
4 The 1830s: A Growing Professionp. 22
5 The 1340s: Sciencep. 24
6 The 1850s: Early Growthp. 28
7 Some of the Biggest Beginp. 34
8 The 1860s: Business Peaksp. 39
9 The 1870s: Reconfigurationp. 50
10 The 1380s: Fires, Unions and Growthp. 61
11 The 1890s: End of a Centuryp. 78
12 The Twentieth Century: Change Comes to Brewingp. 98
13 The 1910s: The Road to Prohibitionp. 117
14 The 1920s: Prohibition and the Endp. 131
15 The 1930s: Rebirthp. 141
16 The 1940s: Usher in New Growthp. 155
17 The 1950s: The Decline of Regional Breweriesp. 163
18 The 1960s: More Shrinkagep. 169
19 The 1970s: The End of Brewing in the Nickel Cityp. 174
20 The 1980s and Beyond: Brewing Resurrectedp. 177
Notesp. 187
Bibliographyp. 203
Indexp. 209
About the Authorsp. 223