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Beer Research Guide: Culture/Society

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Throughout summer 2020 we'll be adding research resources to this page on sports and the history of festivals.

LEARN ABOUT BEER CULTURE AND SOCIETY

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Jim Goodwin and Fred Bowman During a Music Night at Portland Brew Pub. Fred Bowman Collection, 1983-2010 (MSS Bowman). 

GERMAN IMMIGRATION

How do you research Germans and brewing?

  • Migration and immigration patterns
  • German brewers as community activists
  • Total number of German brewers
  • The impact of wars in Europe
  • Training and education
  • Language 

Recommended publications 

Archival collections and materials

BLOGS

There are many blogs dedicated to beer writing, but these often address history, aggregate current events, and write about relevant industry or cultural issues. 

DRINKING ESTABLISHMENTS

Drinking establishments are governed by both culture and the legal system. Here are some examples of searches (primarily from the US, UK, and Germany)

Recommended publications: 

  • Gray, Barry, John Savage, and A. F. J. Brown. 1866. Ale in prose and verse. New York: Russell's American steam printing House.

Google Scholar: links to search results pages

TRANSPORTATION

Some beer was brewed and served, but as beer was sold to larger markets the need for robust transportation systems arose to meet the needs of customers. 

Things to think about when researching transportation:

Google Scholar: links to search results pages

THE CHURCH AND BREWING

The church had a significant impact on brewing as a religious and commercial enterprise. 

Google Scholar: links to search results pages