German American Heritage Center Opens Up New “Suds” Brewing Exhibit

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

A few days ago we mentioned that the New-York Historical Society had opened an exhibit on the history of beer brewing in New York, but we all know that the rest of the US has a rich history in the beer industry as well.  The German American Heritage Center (GAHC) in Davenport, Iowa has just opened their own exhibit around the brewing history called “Suds!”.

Iowa may not be as well-known as a state with a strong history in Beer production, but this exhibit is trying to change that by focusing on the numerous breweries, taverns, and saloons that settlers would gather to enjoy their favorite brands of beer.  A highlight of the exhibit is the more than 25,000 historical beer cans that the 2nd largest private beer can collector, and Quad Cities local, has generously loaned to the GAHC.  Various programs will take place throughout the length of the exhibit to feature the legacy of the Iowa brewing history and the effect that the prohibition had.

So if New York is too far for you to travel to get your brewing history fix, Iowa might be a little closer.  “Suds!” runs from now until October 28th and only costs $5 for Adults, $4 for Seniors, $3 for children, and is free for members.  You can find even more information about the GAHC at the source link below.


Source: German American Heritage Center, Aledo Times Record

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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