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Tied houses helped Miller grow and survive Prohibition

Published April 2, 2017

Despite the fact that Miller was the smallest of Milwaukee's big four brewers early in the 20th century, it was a big-time player in tied houses. As important as that real estate was in selling beer, it also helped the brewery survive Prohibition and the Depression.


Mashable closes Wolski's

Published Sept. 28, 2015

Writer, photographer, multimedia producer and former Milwaukeean Jake Naughton closed Milwaukee's beloved Wolski's in a recent piece for Mashable.


Common Council should get out of liquor license business

Published Jan. 24, 2013

This license business is just full of hypocrisy, temptation and anti-business development rigor. We'd be a lot better off letting people get about their business. If it proves to be a problem, then take action. But preventing the operations without any good reason just seems like a business the Common Council should get out of.


"Bottoms Up": From Bryant's to a barn basement bar and beyond

Published Oct. 12, 2012

"Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars & Breweries" is an absolutely gorgeous hardcover book published by The Wisconsin Historical Society Press. In it are familiar places like Wolski's, Kegel's Inn and Holler House, alongside a few dozen other gems from around the Badger State. There's a bar located in a circus tent and one in the basement of a dairy barn, among others. We talked to the authors, Jim Draeger and Mark Speltz.

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