Beer Barons of Lake Geneva
Introduce yourself to the Chicago Beer Baron who built a summer estate on Geneva Lake in 1888. (The 8,000 square foot Queen Anne Victorian cottage stayed in the family for four generations, before being gifted to the state of Wisconsin.) Learn about six other beer brewers who owned estates on the lake, their lifestyles…and compare with Milwaukee’s “big four” brewers. We’ll learn a little about beer history, styles and explore craft brewing, too!
Michael Rehberg is lead interpreter at Black Point Estate, the Wisconsin Historical Society’s historic house museum near Lake Geneva. He gives presentations about beer, temperance, prohibition, land tenure, Lake Geneva history and the golden era of steam yachting on Geneva ... read more