Michael D. Morgan – May 29 at 7:00 pm
discussing and signing
ISBN: 9781467140898, History Press, $21.99
CONTACT: Megan Petrie, 843-853-2070 ext. 192
Despite a brewing pedigree richer than Milwaukee or St. Louis, Cincinnati’s role in American beer history is often underappreciated. Drawing on years of research, Michael D. Morgan, author of the award-winning Over-the-Rhine: When Beer Was King, tackles this subject with a fresh perspective. Complete with new findings, the true story of the city’s first brewer comes to light, as do the oft-heralded deeds – and overlooked misdeeds – of the beer barons who built empires their progeny drove to ruins. From the story of the Scottish brewery that made Cincy famous for English ales, through forgotten Prohibition political scandals, to the birth and rise of the modern craft beer movement, Cincinnati Beer explores previously untold stories of our beer-soaked past.
Michael D. Morgan is president of Queen City History & Ed. He teaches “Hops & History” at the University of Cincinnati and serves as curator of Cincinnati’s Brewing Heritage Trail. He also hosts a weekly radio show called Barstool Perspective on Radio Artifact. Morgan is a graduate of Ohio University and the University of Toledo College of Law. After more than a decade dedicated to the preservation and redevelopment of Over-the-Rhine and common sense reform in Cincinnati’s municipal government, Morgan now lives in exile in Newport, Kentucky.