Geneva Lake connected Chicago, Milwaukee beer barons

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Staff | May 28, 2014

LAKE GENEVA--“The Beer Barons of Geneva Lake and their Milwaukee Friends” will be presented by Michael Rehberg of Black Point Estate in Lake Geneva on Wednesday, May 28 at 6:30 the Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main St.

The program will focus on the Conrad Seipp family, who summered at Black Point Estate and ran a Chicago brewery—at one time considered the largest in the United States. In addition to the Seipp Brewery, Rehberg will, in his audio/visual program, talk about five other Chicago brewers of Geneva Lake and their relationship to blue ribbon brewers in Milwaukee at the time.

From its evolution with 13th-century monks in Europe and the scientific advancements of Louis Pasteur, to Prohibition and beyond, Rehberg will also uncover the history and tradition of one of America's favorite drinks.

For more information on the program, visit or call (262) 249-5299. 

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