Virtual Oktoberfest: Milwaukee’s Beer Line, October 6

 
Join author John Kelly on Tuesday, October 6 for a virtual Oktoberfest! Crack open your favorite seasonal Octoberfest and join us for a lecture on the history of the Milwaukee Road’s beer line. 
 
Since statehood, beer has played an integral role in the growth of Wisconsin industry, while bringing Milwaukee national fame. What might be less obvious, but no less important, was the profound role that rail transportation played in this story. This lecture will look at the rise, fall, and rise again of Milwaukee’s beer industry through the eyes of the Milwaukee Road’s Beer Line.
 
This event is free.
 
Share your favorite Octoberfest with us during the presentation on Twitter @railphotoart
 
John Kelly grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and fostered an interest for railroads since a young age. As a teenager he enjoyed watching Chicago & North Western, Milwaukee Road, and Soo Line trains, which all passed though his hometown. His interest in railroad history stuck with him all his life, leading him to write articles for Trains magazine, Trains.com, and Vintage Rails, as well as author several books, including Streamliners to the Twin Cities, Interurban Trains to Chicago, Chicago Stations, Trains to Victory—American Railroads in World War II, and Railroads of Milwaukee
Milwaukee Road switch engine at the Schlitz Brewery in the 1950s. Photograph by Wallace W. Abbey, collection of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art, Abbey-01-084-02.