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Author: Bob Giese

Hidden beer cave from the 1840s still survives today

Beaver Dam, Wisconsin is located in the south central part of the state in Dodge County, and was once home to seven breweries. Unfortunately, four of them lasted less than a year. Of the other three, one lasted sixteen years, another operated for sixty-three years and then closed at prohibition. The third survived and closed in 1953 having operated for one hundred years. The three had a variety of owners and names during the years of operation. It is believed that individuals involved with the Beaver Dam brewing industry had originally served apprenticeships with larger brewers in Milwaukee. Milwaukee...

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