Minnesota Then

The history of Minnesota's Beer, Brewing, and Alcohol Industries

Welcome to the Minnesota Then History Museum

We are a (future) local history museum dedicated to telling the story of Minnesota's beer, brewing, and alcohol related industries.

Featured Articles

The Return of Real Beer (1933)

Twin Cities Brewery Boycott of 1935

The Sordid Story of the Minneapolis "B-Girl"

Breweries

The John Orth Brewing Company (1850 - 1890)

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The North Star Brewery (1855 - 1901)

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The Stahlmann Cave Brewery (1855 - 1897)

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Anthony Yoerg Brewing Company (1849 - 1952)

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Summit Brewing Company (1986 - )

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People

The Death of "Dapper" Dan Hogan

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Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant

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The Kidnapping of William Hamm Jr.

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Bootlegger Leon Gleckman

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Places

Theodore Hamm Mansion

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The "Bucket of Blood" Saloon

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Gramma B's

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Grain Belt Beer Sign

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Events

Scientific Temperance Instruction

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Rushing the Growler

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Blind Pigs and Blind Pig Saloons

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The Surly Bill (2011)

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The 1893 Trial of Jacob Schmidt

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Maple Tavern's 2015 Spotted Cow 'Incident'

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Laws and Regulations

The Lager Beer Act of 1860

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The 1887 High License Law

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Minnesota's 1852 'Maine' Law

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The Rand Ordinance in Minneapolis (1892)

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Brewers and Brewsters

Theodore Hamm (1825 - 1903)

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Susannah Tepass (1824 - 1889)

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