Brew-land, Missouri

With Cameron Collins
| 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Old Bridgeview Brewing
Few cities can tell the story of beer in America like St. Louis. Join Cameron Collins, co-author of the third edition of St. Louis Brews: The History of Brewing in the Gateway City, as he tells the story of more than 200 years of brewing history in our region. A fascinating journey that leads through lagering caves, malt houses, and beer gardens, legendary brewers with names such as Lemp, Anheuser, Busch and Griesedieck shaped the brewing industry not just here but throughout the entire country. And as our region embraces the new craft beer movement with dozens of new and unique breweries in operation, the story is just getting started.

Cameron Collins


Cameron Collins

Cameron Collins is the author of Distilled History, a St. Louis history and drinking blog that was named the Riverfront Times Best Personal Blog in 2013. His books include St. Louis Brews, Lost Treasures of St. Louis, and Scenes of Historic Wonder. A native of upstate New York, he earned a degree in American History from the University of Dayton and has called St. Louis home since 1995. His unique twist on the history of St. Louis has been featured in presentations at PechaKucha St. Louis, Landmarks Association of St. Louis, and at the Missouri History Museum. A volunteer at the Campbell House Museum, he was awarded the President’s Award from the museum’s Board of Directors in 2015.
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Washington, MO, August 25–27

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