From Oshkosh to Oak Park — The Latest Chapter in the Saga of Peoples Beer
In August 2020, a legendary, long-extinct beer returned to the market—and it did so some 2,000 miles away from where it was born.

In 1970, a group of Black businessmen from Milwaukee purchased Peoples Beer—a brewery that was founded in the small town of Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 1913. When they did, Peoples became one of the first African-American-owned beer brands in the country. But that distinction was not to last: Ultimately, Peoples closed in 1972, following racist backlash, financial difficulties, and logistical challenges arising from ill-timed expansion. The brand has remained dormant since then, its storied past now found mainly in archives and the odd Oshkosh local’s memories...
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Ken Notes: Interesting read Oshkosh Peoples beer has moved to California. We should invite the team to visit to get a feel for the way things were...



- - Volume: 9 - WEEK: 19 Date: 5/6/2021 12:49:06 PM -