Crack open a bottle of Champagne Velvet and dive into the first complete history of brewing in Indiana
, where the beer history is as old as the state itself. More than three hundred breweries have churned out the good stuff for thirsty Hoosiers, and this city-by-city guide gives readers a sample of every spot, allowing time to savor the flavor while sharing the hidden aspects, like the brave and hearty brewers who assisted the Underground Railroad
and survived Prohibition
. The unmistakable Hoosier personality and spirit shine in the classic labels and advertisements, many of which are displayed here in vibrant color. Join Indiana beer enthusiasts Bob Ostrander and Derrick Morris of hoosierbeerstory.com on a pub crawl through this state’s proud beer history.
Until 1763, what is now Indiana was under the control of France, later part of the Northwest Territory, separating into its own territory in 1800 and reaching statehood in 1816. Prohibition was the social experiment in the abolition of the human consumption of intoxicating alcohol between 1919 and 1933. A system of secret transportation known as the Underground Railroad conducted ruanway slaves from the Deep South to freedom in Canada.