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Theodore Mack Day- Save the date!!


In 1970, the first African-American brewery Peoples Brewery opened in the nation’s beer

capitol Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In spite of having sponsors, shareholders and being competitive in the market, the owner described struggling with

discrimination that affected his business. Peoples Brewery closed in 1973.

Today, there is nothing to indicate that there once stood a historic brewery that made a “Certifiably good American lager”– Peoples Beer. And there is very

little anywhere to remind anyone that for a moment in the early 1970s, Oshkosh was home to the first African American-owned brewery in the United States.

On May 4, 2019 International Black Craft Brewers Association (IBCBA) in

partnership with the Wisconsin Black Historical Society/Museum will

honor Theodore Mack at the first annual Beer History Festival




WI Black Historical Society
2620 West Center Street
Milwaukee, WI 53206 United States
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