Twenty-Five Years of Brewing

Ah, that glorious golden refreshment—beer! This book was published in 1891 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hell Gate Brewery. George Ehret, a German immigrant, established the brewery on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in 1866 to make a Munich-style lager. He went on to become an enormous success, one of America's great beer barons of the late 19th century. This interesting and highly illustrated book not only tells Ehret’s story, but also provides an overview of American brewing beginning in 1635.