Todd Haefer will present “The History of Beer Making in Wisconsin” during Lunch and Learn at noon Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Free and open to the public, the monthly Lunch and Learn program includes a light lunch served by library staff and volunteers.
Participants are asked to make reservations by calling the library at 715-258-4414 or e-mailing library director Peg Burington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Haefer is a 47-year-old “hop-infused beer hound” from Scandinavia. He has a background in magazines and newspapers, but his true passions have long revolved around beer. He has written a book The Beer Man’s Wisconsin, and will be available after the program to sell and sign copies at $5 each.
He first developed a love of craft beers as a college student in La Crosse. Then a well-meaning brother gave him a beer-making kit in 1987, and his beer obsessions took a deeper turn. He became a founding member of a home-brew club in the Fox Valley and began traveling the globe in search of good beer.
Now he does his beer sampling as the Appleton Post-Crescent’s Beer Man columnist. His column is syndicated nationally on the Gannett News Service.