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Michigan Beer Books

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I searched for a list of publications pertaining to Michigan Brewing. Here's what I came up with.

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Brewed in Michigan: The New Golden Age of Brewing in the Great Beer State
by William Rapai
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Michigan Breweries
by Maryanne Nasiatka, Paul Ruschmann
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Detroit Beer: A History of Brewing in the Motor City
By Stephen C. Johnson
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Ann Arbor Beer
By David Bardallis
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Upper Peninsula Beer
By Russell M. Magnaghi
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Yooper Bars
by Kevin & Randy Kluck.
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Brewed in Detroit
By Peter H. Blum
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Michigan's Best Beer Guide
by Kevin Revolinski
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A Rising Tide
by Fred Bueltmann
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Great Beer State Magazine
By Michigan Brewers Guild
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This publication by the Michigan Brewer's Guild is available for download as a PDF. It's 43MB Huge! Be patgient if downloading it.
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Probably a little too far afield but thought I would mention that the Super Early label collector Henry Stephens has 2 travel books and he does talk about label collecting while globe trotting a little bit.

1920 Journeys Exp Argentina Paraguay Chile Henry Stephens
https://archive.org/details/journeysexp ... 1/mode/2up

and 1915 South American Travels Henry Stephens
https://archive.org/details/southamericantr01stepgoog

Stephens lived in Waters, MI and had a wall with his name spelled out in bottles. There are several postcards that come up on Ebay now and then showing his place. TT may have a few items from his collection left if interested. edit- 83 items when I search his name in descriptions...
https://www.taverntrove.com/advanced_se ... t_by_age=1

Some of the Family story- https://www.petoskeynews.com/story/news ... /45159079/
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@hemmings
Stephens lived in Waters, MI and had a wall with his name spelled out in bottles.
Ironically, I put together an article for the BCCA magazine regarding him and his wall. Here's the story. Click to enlarge.

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Here's a pic showing work done by his lumber company.
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Early picture of the house and what was sometimes called the state's largest barn.
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Later view of the house.
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Closer view of the barn.
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The home burning in 1914.
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One view of the bottle fence.
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Another view of the fence with his name.
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Fence after being vandalized.
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Close-up view of damaged fence.
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Barn turned into resort as Heart Lake Country Club.
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Barn with modifications and renamed Waters Inn.
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Memorial established to remember bottle wall.
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Detail of Memorial.
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Outstanding. Man that barn was incredible. Just sad the wall was destoyed- I have 2 of those postcards which I keep with some of his labels. Did you know about the label collecting? Andy
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hemmings wrote: Wed Dec 14, 2022 6:54 pm Outstanding. Man that barn was incredible. Just sad the wall was destoyed- I have 2 of those postcards which I keep with some of his labels. Did you know about the label collecting? Andy
Andy, no, none of the articles mentioned anything about labels. They did touch on his extensive decorating with bottle crowns, sometimes painted, often arranges in designs of some sort.

Kinda makes sense that all those bottles came with labels. He probably came across some unique ones that peaked his interest and began his subsequent hobby niche. I checked Tavern Trove and a couple Michigan labels that I was unaware of. Here's a PDF of those labels in case anyone's interested in labels.

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If interested, I can send you the clippings I dug up while I had access to Newspapers.com (if you want more reference material to go with your post cards).

I noticed 9 Michigan labels that I hadn’t been aware of and added them to my Michigan Label collage. I don’t collect labels but it makes for a nice pictorial reference of them.


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