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Beer Brewing History in the United States

Finding Information Beyond U-M Library

Michigan has a long history of beer brewing, and resources specific to Michigan's brewing history, both from U-M Library and beyond, are available here. This page also covers additional online resources for U.S. brewing history.

Bottle and glass of Bell's Porter

CC Attribution: "Bell's Porter" by edwin

Other Sources Available Online

There are other resources beyond the University’s collections that are available online. These include both scholarly and non-scholarly. Information on blogs will need to be verified.


Michigan Brewing History

The state of Michigan has played a large part in the history of beer in the United States, hosting a strong community of craft beer brewers. There are several resources specific to Michigan, Detroit, or Ann Arbor.

 Vintage Map of State of Michigan

CC Attribution: "Vintage Michigan History Heritage Travel & Tourism Great Production Value and Art Collectible Map Card GREETINGS FROM MICHIGAN 2" by Don, The Up North Memories Guy