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Breweries in Minnesota: Secondary Sources: Books & Articles


"History of the Minneapolis Brewing Company" by Michael Hajicek.
Breweriana Collector Vol. 66 (Summer 1989).
MNHS call number: HD9397.T54 B58 1989

"Beer Capital of the State: St. Paul’s Historic Family Breweries" by Gary J. Brueggeman.
In Ramsey County History. Vol. 16, No. 2
MNHS call number:  Reading Room F612.R22 R3 v.16:2

"Minnesota’s First Brewery: Yoerg’s Final Years, 1933-1952" by James B. Bell.
In Ramsey County History. Vol. 31, No. 2 (Summer 1996).
MNHS call number: Reading Room F612.R22 R3 v.31:2

"John Orth: Hennepin County’s Pioneer Brewer," by Mike Worcester.
In Hennepin History. Vol. 65, No. 2 (Spring 2006).
MNHS call number: Reading Room F612.H52 H42 v.65:2


"Beer Town" by Meridel LeSueur
Life in the United States: A collection of Contemporary American life from first-hand experience or observation, New York, Scribner’s, 1933 (pp. 31-41).
MNHS call number: E161.9 .L72

"Hamm’s Brewery" by Peter Blum.
Breweriana Collector. Vol. 66 (summer 1989).
MNHS call number: HD9397.T54 B58 1989

"I Remember St. Paul’s Swede Hollow" by Nels M. Hokanson.
Minnesota History. Vol. 41, No. 8, (winter 1969)
MNHS call number:  Digital Copy


"The Minnesota Breweriana of Leslie C. Kouba" by Moira F. Harris.
American Breweriana Journal. No. 114 (Nov.-Dec. 2001).
MNHS call number: ND237.K66 H27 2001

Summit Brewing

"Summit Brewery, Reviving a Tradition: St. Paul’s First Microbrewery" by Peter Blum.
Breweriana Collector. Vol. 66 (summer 1989).
MNHS call number: HD9397.T54 B58 1989

"Summit Beer Brews Success" by Carla Waldemar.
Hospitality Management. Vol. 11, No. 4 (Sept.-Oct. 1991)
MNHS call number: TX901 .H57


Land of Amber Waters: The History of Brewing in Minnesota by Doug Hoverson.
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, c2007.
MNHS call number:  TP573.U5 H68 2007

One Hundred Years of Brewing. Originally published in 1903 by H. S. Rich & Co., Chicago, Illinois. Faithfully reproduced by Sonja and Will Anderson.
Minnesota breweries: p. 241-242, 252, 341-[347], 431-434, 513-517
“Malting in Minnesota": p. 599
MNHS call number:  FOLIO HD9397.O53 1903a

The Bottles, Breweriana, and Advertising Jugs of Minnesota, 1850-1920 by Ron Feldhaus and the members of Minnesota’s First Antique Bottle Club and North Star Historical Bottle Collectors Association.
Minneapolis, Minn.: North Star Historical Bottle Collectors Association, 1986-1987.
MNHS call number: NK5440.B6 F44 1986

Beer Cans of Minnesota, compiled and edited by Les Nuernberg.
Columbia Heights, MN: North Star Chapter, Beer Can Collectors of America, 1982.
MNHS call number: NK8459.B36 N83 1982

Hamm’s Beer

Theodore Hamm in Minnesota: His Family and Brewery by John T. Flanagan.
St. Paul, MN: Pogo Press, c1989
MNHS call number:  HD9397.U54 H25 1989

The Paws of Refreshment: The Story of Hamm’s Beer Advertising by Moira F. Harris.
Saint Paul, Minn. : Pogo Press, 1990.
MNHS call number: HD9397.T54 H376 1990

The Story of Hamm's Beer by Theodore Hamm Brewing Company.
Theodore Hamm Brewing Company.
MNHS call number: HD9397.T54 S76 1960z

Schmidt Brewery

Schmidt Brewery Designation Study, by Paul Clifford Larson and sponsored by the West Seventh/Fort Road Federation.
St. Paul, Minn.: s.n., 2005.
MNHS call number:  F613.S68 W462 2005b

Film & Video

Little Journeys Through Interesting Plants and Processes, Gluek Brewing Company [motion picture]
Minneapolis, Minn.: The Journal, 1937.
This 16 minute film documents the beer brewing process ending in the beer tasting room and includes exterior views of the Gluek Brewing Co. building in Minneapolis.
MNHS call number: E-60

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