Michigan has long been called the Great Lakes State but in the past few decades, it has also become known as the Great Beer State. Author Patti F. Smith will lead a talk highlighting brewers from the pioneers to the end of the 19th century through Prohibition and post WWII. Along the way, participants will discover different styles of beer from ales to lagers. Learn about how early immigrants brought their distinctive beer styles from their home countries, early Washtenaw County brewers, brewing consolidation after the war, and how COVID-19 altered the landscape.
The Chelsea District Library is a single branch library serving the City of Chelsea and surrounding townships. The library has 4 small study rooms, one medium meeting room, and the McKune room, our main programming room.